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. "
"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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.