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30 May 2020, 21:08 PM

May 30, 2020 - Sailing club Delfin from Tivat, in the current situation of complete uncertainty for all of us, is intensively preparing for a dynamic sailing season. In addition to sailing school and organization of domestic competitions, it brings a significant event in the history of Montenegrin sailing. This fall, in the waters of Trašte Bay, with the wholehearted support of the company Luštica Development, Tivat and Montenegro will host the European Laser Class Championship, for which about 150 competitors from 40 countries have already confirmed participation.

The Delfin sailing club boasts a tradition of almost 70 years. It was founded in Tivat within the Club of Technology back in 1951, and since then, it has been the backbone of the development of sailing, not only in Boka Bay but in the whole of Montenegro. Thanks to its dedicated work in the sailing school, which organizes every summer, the club can boast of exceptional results at the international level in recent years, which has put it in a position to bring major international regattas to Montenegro. Last fall, the Balkan Championship was sailed in Tivat with the participation of 12 national teams. This October, in the waters of Luštica Bay, we expect about 250 competitors from all over the world, because the European Championship is an open type.

All this would not be possible without the "primary naval school," as the club observes the work with the youngest in the sailing school, which will start on June 13 this year.

"We view sailing school as primary maritime education. Through daily work with more experienced competitors of the club, children gain basic knowledge about the sea, the winds that blow in our country, learn to tame the wind, and operate a sailboat, as well as to fully equip and dismantle the boat. They learn the basics of aerodynamics, sea knots, they overcome fear of the sea learning to respect it, "points out the president of Delfin, Frano Tripović.

The sailing school gathers about 100 students every summer, and the club points out that a large number of foreigners are among them, both residents and tourists. Official information about the beginning of this year's "primary maritime school" of the Sailing Club Delfin is expected on Monday after the meeting of the Board of the club. We know so far from this year that the school will be raised to an even higher level, with specific skills to be gained during two and a half months of school, to finally approach the practical and theoretical examination of the acquired knowledge and skills.

"We in Boka have a maritime high school. We also have a naval faculty. In this context, our sailing clubs are a place where our children need to acquire basic naval knowledge. Our goal is for as many children as possible to come and try their hand at sea. Sailing is a specific sport because it brings the skills needed in any future sea activity. But not only that. It develops self-confidence in children, teaches them to be independent and responsible. Because very early on, they become aware that it is up to them how their ship will sail in the given circumstances. "

New sailing field - Luštica Bay aquarium

Thanks to the cooperation with the company Luštica Development, Delfin has opened an entirely new sailing field outside Boka for local sailors, which offers desirable conditions, both for training and for organizing competitions such as this year's European Championship. The Delfin's sailors in the Laser class have been training on Luštica for several weeks now, and soon the competitors of other national teams will come to the preparations. During June, already, one of the best sailors and the most trophy-winning coaches in the world, Jozo Jakelić, arrives, who brings competitors from several European national teams. 
 

"Jozo is our old friend and collaborator and a man to whom we owe a great deal of gratitude because our competitors are always welcome to prepare in Split," says the head coach of Delfin, Ilija Klakor. "Tonci Stipanovic from Croatia, the owner of silver from the last Olympic Games, Pablos Kontides, the owner of the only Olympic medal for Cyprus and the Croatian competitor Filip Jurisic, currently tenth in the Laser Standard class on the list of the World Sailing Federation, and three Croatian juniors are coming in next two weeks. Competitors from Russia and Hungary, who are also part of the team being prepared by Jozo Jakelic for the European Championships in Tivat, are waiting for the borders to open to confirm their arrival."

"The national teams of Serbia, Austria, and Germany also expressed interest in coming to Tivat as soon as possible, " says Ilija Klakor.

In anticipation of rivals from other countries, Boka sailors have been listening to the sea, currents, and winds in the Luštica Bay area for several weeks now, enthralled by the opportunity to train on the "big sea."

"Thanks to modern technologies and the investment of Luštica Development in Trašte Bay, and their recognition of the potential that cooperation with local sailors brings for their project, a completely new and perfect sailing field has opened for us with challenging currents and winds. It offers us conditions for training and competitions that we do not have in the waters of Boka Bay, "states with satisfaction the president of YC Delfin, Frano Tripović.

29 May 2020, 12:17 PM
May 29, 2020 - Novak Djokovic is convinced that one "Adria Tour" tournament will be held in Montenegro. "I think that the borders will open. We will play in Montenegro 90 percent," Djokovic told Serbian sports weekly "Sportski Žurnal."
 
The tournament is planned in Montenegro for June 27 and 28, and Djokovic said at the presentation of the tennis event, at the beginning of the week, that it is not yet sure whether it will be held due to, as he said, little time for the organization.
 
In the meantime, the Montenegrin Government passed a decision according to which Serbian citizens are not allowed to enter Montenegro. The Government of Croatia did the same, so, from that point of view, the tournament in Zadar, which is scheduled for the 20th and June 21.
 
The first tournament will be held in Belgrade on June 13th and 14th.

The Tennis Association of Montenegro is ready to help the organization Adria Tour

The President of the Tennis Association of Montenegro, Dimitrija Rasovic, said that Montenegro has the conditions to organize a tournament on the "Adria tour," to host Novak Djokovic and tennis aces. But, "the Tennis Association has not received any official notification about the initiative or anything related to it," ERaspvoć said to nova.rs. 
 
"I only had a short conversation with Dusan Orlandic (executive director of the Tennis Association of Serbia), but he told me that we would most likely talk during this and next week. I listened to what Novak said a few days ago at a press conference. He said then that "It is still questionable whether everything will be organized on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. We will, as in everything so far, behave responsibly and correctly, but we cannot react if we have not received anything," Rašović told Nova.rs.
 
The ban on entering Montenegro from Serbia is also a problem.
 
"I don't even know how official the measure in question is. I wouldn't talk about political relations. I don't deal with that. I am a professor, I deal with other things in life, but I am also someone who has been in office in the Tennis Association of Montenegro for 15 or 16 years ", added Rašović.
 
Rašović says that Montenegro has several possible locations where the tournament could be held, on June 28 and 29.
 
"It is not a problem. Talking to Duško Orlandić, Porto Montenegro was mentioned, but we also have conditions in Ulcinj, Budva, Niksic, and other cities. It is not like when the Davis Cup is organized, which requires respect for specific requirements and rules. It all depends, but first, we need to see what will happen next ", concluded the Tennis Association of Montenegro.
 
Source: nova.rs, vijesti.me
23 May 2020, 20:47 PM
May 23, 2020 - The regional tennis tournament "Adria Tour," which will feature Novak Djokovic and other world aces, may be held on June 27 and 28 on the tennis courts of Porto Montenegro.
 
No one has officially confirmed this information yet. But, if it is known that Porto Montenegro has four quality tennis courts and that Novak had a berth for his yacht in the marina Porto Montenegro, there are high chances that it will be realized, writes Radio Tivat.
 
Novak Djokovic, the best tennis player in the world, gathered top aces who will present themselves to the audience at the regional "Adria Tour" event from June 13 to July 5.
 
"Adria Tour" will be held in cities across the Balkans, and the first tournament starts from Belgrade, on the grounds of TC Novak (June 13/14), and then moves to Zadar (June 20/21), then to Montenegro (June 27/28) and in Banja Luka (July 3/4). It is planned to go also to Sarajevo, on Sunday, July 5, where Novak and Damir Džumhur will play an exhibition match.
 
In addition to Djokovic, who will play all tournaments, the biggest star of this sporting event will be 26-year-old Austrian Dominik Theim, the third-best tennis player on the planet, triple grand slam finalist, winner of 16 ATP cups, including one of the Masters 1000 series in Indian Wells.
 
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov also confirmed participation in the "Adria Tour" in Belgrade, a tennis player whose career-best was ranked third and is currently the 19th player in the world. He has won eight singles titles in his career so far and is one of the best competitors from this area.
 
More big names from Europe have announced their arrival at a charity tournament designed to raise funds for humanitarian projects across the region, including the Novak Djokovic Foundation's Early Childhood Development and Education programs. At the same time, the wish of the organizers is to help tennis players get back in shape and competitive rhythm due to the coronavirus situation.
 
The system that will be applied is "Round Robin," which means that everyone will play with each other in two groups of four players each. Specifically, on Saturday, each tennis player will have two matches, and on Sunday, another game in the group, and then the finals will be played between the two best. It is planned to be played on two won sets, up to four games.
 
In case the presence of the audience is enabled, tickets will be available for two sessions per day, and the dates will be announced later. Doubles will complement the program with celebrities, as well as tennis events for children. All matches will be broadcast on Sportklub television channels, and pictures from the region will go around the world, writes the Aktuelno.me portal.
 
If the tournament were to take place in Tivat, it would be a big event and a new free advertisement for Porto Montenegro, Tivat, and Montenegro, which is very close to becoming a corona free destination, concludes Radio Tivat.
06 May 2020, 17:15 PM
May 6, 2020 - All competitions organized by the Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG) will continue on June 1, the Association said.
 
According to the decisions of the National Coordination Body (NKT) for infectious diseases and the dynamics of normalization of sports activities, the Football Association will start competitions in Telecom First, Second, Youth, Cadet, Women, and Futsal League.
 
"Taking into account the decisions of the NKT and the guidelines of the European Football Association (UEFA), the Football Association of Montenegro has prepared a competition calendar for the remainder of the competition season in Telekom 1. CFL and the Second League of Montenegro," it said.
 
According to the proposed calendar, the continuation of the season is scheduled for June 1. The end of the regular season (round 36) in Telekom 1. CFL and the Second League would be July 19.
 
"In this way, the FSCG would provide UEFA participants with qualifications for the Champions League and the Europa League on time. If UEFA extends the deadline for submitting qualifiers for European club competitions, the Football Association will revise the competition calendar to allow for a more extended break between the two championship rounds, "it said.
 
"The competitions will be resumed unless there is a change in the dynamics of the normalization of sports activities and following the decisions and measures of the National Coordination Body," it said.
 
It is said that clubs will be required to organize junior category matches on natural grass courts in the afternoon/evening, preferably under spotlights.
 
"Exceptionally, matches with competitions of the younger categories can be played on courts in the evenings and if the terrain is adequately lit," it said.
 
Club representatives were presented with the Association's financial aid plan aimed at normalizing the functioning of clubs competing at the national level due to the new situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
It has been announced that the Football Association will provide financial assistance to all clubs to complete the current season and additional funds to help in the next two competitive seasons.
 
"The Association will keep the public informed in due time of the dates of the remaining matches in Telecom 1. CFL and the Second League, all decisions of the competent authorities and commissions, as well as all recommendations and guidelines issued by FIFA and UEFA," the Football Association said in a statement.
04 May 2020, 01:43 AM
May 4, 2020 - Sailing is one of the first sports coming back to normal. If it could be normal, as we considered normal before the COVID-19 pandemic, but here we are, and let's see what we can do to help ourselves. YC Delfin did a lot. Kids are back to the sea, the European Championship in Tivat is delayed but not canceled. And, in the meantime, there was one great corona-sailing solution- Virtual Tivat regatta was held last weekend and brought together a big part of Bokelian sailing community.
The sports community is the first to face a new lifestyle dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Already in early March, all mass gatherings were suspended, and as a result of the fight for public health, sporting events were postponed for some better times.
 
In Montenegro, which is quite prepared to deal with the pandemic, individual sports are beginning to restart training. As we might expect, sailing is one of the first sports for which personal training has been approved. In the year when it is scheduled to host the Laser European Championship, YC Delfin of Tivat barely received a green card to go out to sea.
 
"Sailing is an individual sport; we are all at sea in our boats alone. Because of this, we have sought the approval of the competent services and obtained it. Finally, after almost two months, we are back at sea, "says Montenegrin sailing team member in the Laser Standard class, Ilija Markovic.
 
Ilija explains that sailing training is approved, but with the requirement that the sailors be divided into smaller groups and that on land, they strictly observe the obligation to keep physical distance, they come to training with masks and gloves and follow the rules of personal hygiene. YC Delfin divided the competitors into two groups, so training sessions for the Optimist class in the morning and the Laser class in the afternoon.
 
"We are delighted to be able to go to the sea again. After such a break, our training went down well, we can't wait for a new day and a new departure for the sea, "Ilija told TMN. He was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in intensive training for the World Championship, Olympic qualifications, and the upcoming European Laser Championship in Tivat.
 
YC Delfin President, physician Frano Tripovic, is pleased that sailors have been approved to continue their training.
 
"Considering the general epidemiological situation in Montenegro, which is quite favorable, and because sailing in the Optimist and Laser classes is an individual sport, we are pleased by the decision of the National Infectious Diseases Coordination Body to approve the resumption of sailing. The children are thrilled, they train daily, returning to the healthy life they are used to," says Dr. Tripovic.

European Laser Class Championship in Tivat to be held in October

Although according to the calendar of the European Sailing Federation, this competition was scheduled for June, the YC Delfin Administration hopes that the European Laser Class Championship in Tivat will be held in October. Delfin is preparing to host this competition in collaboration with Lustica Development, which has recognized its interest in supporting and developing sailing, relying on a local club with 70 years of tradition, explains Frano Tripovic.
 
"In agreement with the European Laser Federation for the Laser-EurILCA class, the competition was postponed to October, because it is a massive international sporting event, so we will certainly not have the conditions in June. Of course, the holding of the regatta will be conditioned by the global epidemiological situation in October, but we hope that good winds will await us and that the championship will be organized in Tivat. That would be really nice and significant. After the Balkan Championship, held last year with the participation of 14 nations and a lot of ships that were with us for the first time, I do not think there is need to speak all potential benefits to the European Championship for the club, the city, the region, and Montenegro. "
 
sailing balkan championshipBalkan Championship in Tivat, Photo by Antonela Stjepčević
 
In line with these efforts, YC Delfin has already begun to use the hospitality of the Lustica Bay marina. Competitors in the Laser class start training there.
 
"We have started a partnership with Lustica Development, which has opened up that part of our coastline that was previously unfathomable by building mounds and surrounding infrastructure. In the Austro-Hungarian period they called it Otetovo, abducted from the sea. Now technology and huge finances have made the conditions in which that coast becomes accessible, and it is almost perfect from a sailing perspective. We have the conditions of the high seas, big waves and thermals, which creates excellent conditions here every day with adequate currents and winds. It was these winds that prompted the collaboration of YC Delfin and Lustica Development, bringing a combination of tradition and something new. The company has recognized our traditions and perspectives, and realized that it could incorporate them into its facilities so that we can develop sailing on this part of our coast together for mutual pleasure," says JK Delfin, Frano Tripovic, the President of Delfin.
 
The training on Lustica gives the Delfin sailors the opportunity for a fully-rounded training, as they depart by bicycle to Lustica Bay from Tivat, riding across Solila.
They've packed their equipment on Tuesday and moved to Luštica Bay for at least one month. 

Virtual Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup Brought Excellent Pandemic Sailing Conditions

JK Delfin did not allow the COVID-19 pandemic to affect the competitive spirit of Bokelian sailors. The 14th Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup, from April 24th to 26th, in cooperation with Kotor sailor Filip Franovic, hosted the Virtual Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup with the participation of 32 contestants of all sailing clubs in Boka Bay.
 
VIRTUAL SKIPPER
Virtual Tivat Regatta, Screenshot 
 
For the regatta, Filip created the Boka Kotorska regatta field at the VirtualSkipper5 platform, so the race was sailed on a course where the real Tivat regatta is held. The two days of qualifications and the final racing day of fighting along the entire route - from Ponta Seljanova, around Sveti Marko Island through the Ralo Passage to the Perast Islands and back to Ponta Seljanova -  brought excitement comparable to the real regatta, points out the president of YC Lahor from Kotor, Filip Petričević.
 
"It's a great idea put forward by our colleagues at YC Delfin. We gathered around an old VirtualSkipper5 game we've been playing for about 15 years. It is an excellent simulation of sailing. For younger sailors, this competition, although virtual, is an opportunity to get acquainted with the rules of sailing. Although it is a game, the excitement in the racing field is not far behind the real atmosphere of the race. Still, we can't wait to get back to the sea. "
 
The first three positions in the Virtual Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup were taken by sailors of MM Shinning, from Kotor. Therefore, the first prize - going with this crew to the next edition of the largest regatta in the world Barcolana in Trieste- went to the best-ranked small-class sailor, Danilo Dončić from YC Delfin.
16 Dec 2019, 11:00 AM

Teodo's basketball players defeated Zeta 69-62 and practically ensured their stay in the Erste League.

A well-deserved home win achieved after a great fight.

With a great defensive play in the first quarter, the team from Tivat completely stopped the guests’ attacks. Teodo won this quarter 15-5.

In the second quarter, the visitors strengthened their defense and reached minus 3 - 19-16. However, the finish of the first half belonged to the Tivat team and went on a break with the score 28-21.

In the third quarter, the match was even, so the result was 47 -39 at the finish of the last quarter. Persistent guests did not surrender. Six minutes before the end it was 54-51 for the team from Tivat. Vucinovic scored two three-pointers and Mijovic added another, for the ovation in the stands.

Vjekoslav Vucinovic played extraordinarily. He spent all 40 minutes on the court and scored 34 points. His contribution is even greater because due to injury and illness, Milic and Radonjic did not attend the training all week.

An important victory for Teodo which continues its good first-league season.

Text by Dragan Popadic, on December 15th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

12 Nov 2019, 09:26 AM

The Porto Montenegro team is working hard to prepare the second edition of the Polo lifestyle and sporting event in the marina Porto Montenegro, scheduled for August 2020. The polo spectacle is surely an event that marked the summer in Tivat nautical resort, but also on the Riviera - and in two days, thousands of international guests and citizens enjoyed the polo pop-up Arena, bringing home great impressions.

A 'life less ordinary' concept and motto in Porto Montenegro fits perfectly into the dynamic calendar of events that will certainly be the leitmotif of the season in the coming year.

Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur, one of the most prominent representatives of the world polo, did not hide his enthusiasm for the project and the beauties of Montenegro. When he heard that the next edition had already been scheduled, he added: Porto Montenegro is one of the most spectacular places where I have ever been lucky to play polo. I really hope to be back next year.

The event is organized by the Global Citizen Forum, and Polo in the Port is one of the key social and sporting events this summer, combining world-class sport with a beautiful setting, with a view on some of the best yachts in the world.

The partners of the first polo tournament in Porto Montenegro were Arton Capital, Regent Porto Montenegro, Universal Capital Bank, Voli Motors, Plantaze, Petite Geneve / Rolex, Azimut Yachts, Beluga, La Martina, Boadicea the Victorius and Sunreef Yachts, who joined forces to commemorate this event at the marina.

Polo 2020 will reunite world players, as well as international and local audiences in the pop-up arena, and it will be a three-day spectacle featuring local artists, folklore associations, children from schools, as well as other active members of the local community and partners.

Text by Boka News, on November 11th, 2019, read more at Boka News

04 Nov 2019, 12:19 PM

After an extraordinary game, Teodo's basketball players won against Primorje 100-55 in the 4th round of the Erste Basketball League.

The team from Tivat played great defense, which confused the start-up and talented team from Herceg Novi. The game was decided in the second quarter, which the hosts won 23-10.

The audience applauded the fantastic game, which exceeded all expectations. A convincing lead allowed coach Prorokovic to bring in younger players as well. The last 4 points were scored by the young Maric and Pekovic for the incredible standing ovation.

An uncertain match was expected, but the team from Tivat played extraordinarily and recorded a convincing victory. The most efficient player in the match is Boskovic with 28 points. Vukovic scored 17 points.

The guests played well with Rutesic who scored 18 and Kovacevic 17 hits.

Text by Radio Tivat, on November 3rd, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

21 Oct 2019, 00:03 AM

20 October 2019 - The Public Works Administration of Montenegro is currently implementing projects worth about 15 million EUR aimed at improving sports infrastructure. If investments completed over the past three years are included, the Government of Montenegro invested over 22 million EUR in sports, the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Public Works Administration told CdM.

Recognizing the fact that individuals and sports teams need a quality working environment, and that children and youth require conditions for a healthy lifestyle, the Government demonstrated full commitment to the construction of adequate sporting infrastructure, which is today visible in whole Montenegro.

“One of the biggest sports projects is the new football stadium in Cetinje, which has been under construction. The Government of Montenegro, the Old Royal Capital Cetinje and the Football Federation of Montenegro are implementing this extremely important project that Cetinje and the whole Montenegro will be proud of. The value of the investment is 8.8 million EUR, while the Government will allocate around 4.4 million EUR for it through the Capital Budget,” the Public Works Administration and the Ministry of Sports and Youth announced.

New Football Stadium in Cetinje Biggest Sport Infrastructure Project in Montenegro 2

Reconstruction of the indoor swimming pool in Kotor is also one of their priorities.

Moreover, these two state bodies announced the construction of sports facilities in Rožaje-based Gymnasium and the Secondary Vocational School in the total value of 1.63 million EUR. The plan is to demolish the existing sports facility and upgrade it by constructing a new facility at an area of 1,500 square meters.

In addition, the public procurement procedure is underway for the reconstruction of the West Stand at the ‘Sutjeska’ stadium in Nikšić. This city will also get a new sports facility at the Faculty for Sport and Physical Education worth a total of 1 million EUR.

Other essential and already implemented projects are a new sports hall in Berane (opened at the end of last year), construction of a sports ground in Andrijevica, as well as the supporting football stadium with artificial turf in Žabljak.

Simultaneously, the Public Works Administration will continue with the opening of new sports construction sites following the Capital Budget of the Government of Montenegro.

The representatives of the Ministry of Sports and Youth of Montenegro have announced that the Ministry successfully implemented 27 out of 37 projects aimed at the improvement of sports infrastructure, while the remaining ten projects are in their final phase. Nearly 1.1 million EUR has been allocated for these projects.

Read more sport-related news at TMN's dedicated page.

14 Oct 2019, 10:03 AM
October 14, 2019 - MM Shining sailing team led by skipper Milos Radonjic from JK "Lahor" Kotor completed this year's prestigious Barcolana Regatta in Trieste as first in class and second in the overall standings.
 
The winner of the 51st edition of Barcolana's longest-running international sailing regatta in the Gulf of Trieste is the crew of the Slovenian sailboat "Way of Life" by Slovenian Gasper Vincec.
 
Way of Life hit the finish in an hour and 54 minutes. The Slovenes beat the epic calm of the wind thanks to the extraordinary start. The "Shining" of Milos Radonjic's ultra-light hull made a remarkable result for the second day in a row, followed by Iskor Krumpak with the RC44 Scorpio.
 
Namely, on Saturday, the Montenegrin team triumphed at the Go to Barcolana regatta, from Portorož to Trieste, with 60 teams participating, which was the main sailing event, the 51st Balcolan, sailed by more than 2,600 sailboats.
 
It was sailed in almost windless conditions, so the final line of the regatta was shortened at the second buoy.
 
"World media commentators who have been monitoring the event throughout the day say that this success will surely be one of the most important news in small Montenegro, which ends this fantastic regatta behind the Slovenian ship Way of Life!" Iva Malešević.
 
The Shining crew's return to Montenegro is expected on Monday evening when a welcome party will be held in Kotor.
 
The Barcolana is a historic international sailing regatta taking place every year at the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday of October. The Barcolana is one of the busiest races in the world, which draws in the record number of participants - 2689 - in 2018. Thanks to its particular formula, the Barcolana is a unique event on the international sailing stage: on the very beginning line, expert sailors and sailing lovers race side by side on boats of different sizes divided into several divisions according to their overall length.
 
The Barcolana was founded in 1969 thanks to the initiative of the yacht club Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano. It has always taken place on the second Sunday of October to end the season of the yacht club, and therefore its full name is Barcolana Autumn Cup Regatta. During the first edition of the regatta, only 51 sailing boats from the yacht clubs of Trieste took part in the race. Year after year, the Barcolana has become more and more popular, attracting international crews and world-renowned sailors.
 
The Barcolana is not an event for sailors only, but it attracts the entire city of Trieste, attracting tourists from abroad. Every year about 25,000 sailors take part in the race, and more than 250,000 spectators watch the Barcolana from the Trieste seafront, known as the Riva, and from the Karst highland.
 
So, Shinning Team's success at the 51st Barcolana edition is an excellent promotion of Montenegro as a sailing country. Congrats to our sailors headed by Milos Radonjic!
11 Oct 2019, 01:50 AM

11 October 2019 - The Stadium of little sports (Montenegrin: Stadion malih sportova) in Podgorica, to the satisfaction of all citizens and sports enthusiasts, will soon get a completely new look. Reconstruction of the stadium is in progress and, as the representatives of the government of the Capital City announce, it will be completed by the end of the year.

Sneak Preview into Reconstruction Project Stadium of Little Sports in Podgorica

Podgorica's Construction and Development Agency launched a tender for the reconstruction of The Stadium of little sports, worth 550,000, EUR two days ago, announced the PR Office of the Mayor of Podgorica. The construction works, they explain, will include the reconstruction of a football and basketball playground, construction of a grandstand with a storage room for equipment and props, and the construction of an access path from the main gate to the playgrounds and grandstands. The works also include the necessary greening of the space.

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In addition to the funds earmarked by the Capital, the Football Federation of Montenegro will invest in the reconstruction of the Stadium of Small Sports in the amount of about 50,000 EUR.

Following the Detailed Urban Plan “Nova Varoš 2” from 2008, the plan of The Stadium of little sports in this area envisaged an urban plot for the construction of residential buildings. However, in May 2015, the Capital issued a Decision on drafting amendments to the planning document, with a guideline from the Spatial Urban Plan, as a higher-level plan, to convert the collective housing area into sports and recreation areas in the mentioned area. In this way, the Capital's position was clearly expressed that the premises of The Stadium of little sports do not have collective housing facilities, but that this space is treated as a sports and recreation zone.

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The Stadium of Little Sports is a multi-purpose stadium in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. It is located under the Gorica Hill, near the city centre. The stadium's total area is 6.686 square meters, and the municipality of Podgorica owns it. It serves as one of the leading concert venues in the city.

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The citizens of Podgorica, as well as the citizens of the country, hope that with this reconstruction, the stadium will regain its original purpose – hosting sports events and gathering people of all generations. They are looking forward to seeing children and adults playing handball and mini football like they used to in the past.

Read more about Sports in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

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