Olomouc has been awarded, as the fourth city in the Czech Republic, the prestigious title European City of Sport. Definitely not by incident. This week alone, in the Haná metropolis several important international sport events are taking place. Apart from the European Universities Table Tennis Championship, in Olomouc will take place the T-Mobile Olympic Run, Slow-jumping world cup, and the Olomouc half-marathon. These sporting events will be followed-up with the fair of sports accessories and equipment - MORAVIA-SPORT-EXPO.
The title “European City of Sport” is awarded by the European Capitals of Sport Association. The awarding of the title is an official assessment or recognition, saying that the support of sport in the particular city or town is of high quality. Recently in the Czech Republic, only three cities could have taken pride in the title “European City of Sport” – Ostrava, Most and Liberec.