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Jan Kraus: Emil Open is a show of will and efforts
20.05.2018 17:42 | Emil Open 2018
Jan Kraus: Emil Open is a show of will and efforts
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Emil Open is supported also by famous Czech personalities. Jan Kraus is traditionally one of them. He has been supporting the Emil Open Games since their beginning, and last year he came to Brno to support them in person. „There is no doubt that the Games have good and useful purpose,“ said Jan Kraus about the Games.

Emil Open is ready, reducing the number of partici...
16.05.2018 07:57 | Emil Open 2018
Emil Open is ready, reducing the number of participants because of finances
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BRNO – According to the number of registered athletes, this year´s Emil Open was supposed to be record-breaking. Despite the fact that 917 athletes from 18 countries registered, the organisers had to cut the number of athletes less than a month before the Games start. Due to a budget shortfall (in comparison to previous years), it was impossible to ensure sufficient amount of finances for such a big number of participants and games of this extent.

Ježek: Cycling brought me the most important in life
12.05.2018 16:31 | Emil Open 2018
 Ježek: Cycling brought me the most important in life
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Jiří Ježek is one of the most successful handicapped athletes in the world history. He is six times the Paralympics winner and also the worl champion. He competed with intact athletes on a regular basis and in 2013 attended the famous Tour de France race.

Petr Hladík invites people to help during Emil Open
02.05.2018 09:21 | Emil Open 2018
Petr Hladík invites people to help during Emil Open
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For the 7th time, the city of Brno will welcome young disabled athletes from all around Europe. Except for taking the event under its auspices, the city invites students of primary schools in Brno to take part in the event. 

Půlpán and Špalek: About training and motivation
30.04.2018 16:07 | Emil Open 2018
 Půlpán and Špalek: About training and motivation
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Table tennis will not be missing as one of the official-programme sports at this year´s  Emil Open. The table tennis players Vít Špalek and David Půlpán has achieved big successes in this sport.   

Volunteers recruitment still opened
26.04.2018 10:37 | Emil Open 2018
Volunteers recruitment still opened
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The volunteer are the spirit  of all sporting events and without their help it would be difficult to organise anything. The organisers of this year’s European Youth Games for the Disabled launch the volunteers registration in the second week of April.

Accommodation registration open now!
23.04.2018 22:31 | Emil Open 2018
Accommodation registration open now!
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Starting today, you can book accommodation! Do not hesitate to book one of the lodgings at Brno universities. You have time till 7th May. Games are coming, are you excited? :)

Arnošt Petráček: Participation already is a victory
23.04.2018 16:42 | Emil Open 2018
Arnošt Petráček: Participation already is a victory
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He was the biggest star at the last year’s Emil Open, this year he will be present as an ambassador. World record holder and Paralympic swimming winner, Arnošt Petráček, speaks well of his participation at the European Youth Games for the Disabled. 

We are glad that paragolf will appear at the Para...
20.04.2018 09:52 | Emil Open 2018
 We are glad that paragolf will appear at the Paralympics
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Former Czech police officer and retired lieutenant. He spent 2007 in Afghanistan and suffered a severe leg injury during an action against Taliban. Now he is the president of the Czech Disabled Golf Association and Czech national representative in both paragolf and Alpine skiing. Miroslav Lidinský.

Volunteers for Emil Open 2018 needed
16.04.2018 10:27 | Emil Open 2018
Volunteers for Emil Open 2018 needed
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Do you like sports and are you glad to be helpful? Do you want to experience unique atmosphere of an international event similar to Paralympics? We are looking for you!

The three ambassadors are looking forward to the E...
13.04.2018 11:34 | Emil Open 2018
The three ambassadors are looking forward to the Emil Open 2018
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7th year of the European Youth Games for the Disabled, Emil Open 2018 is extending the number of sports as well as the collaboration with Slovakia. 

Six sports in the official programme
30.03.2018 09:33 | Emil Open 2018
Six sports in the official programme
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The organisers received more than 230 binding registrations (out of more than 900 received during pre-registration) within the first week of registration for Emil Open 2018. The European Youth Games for the Disabled will take place in Brno, from June 6 to June 10. It will be one of the biggest sporting events in the region. 

Mathematician, who will compete at Emil Open
28.03.2018 15:15 | Emil Open 2018
Mathematician, who will compete at Emil Open
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They could be role models for many people who have no health problems. It is admirable that despite their handicaps, they are fighting like real heros. The life stories of Emil Open 2018 participants are touching. We will introduce you the first one – the story of 13-years-old Tomáš from Bratislava.

The second round of registration is opened
20.03.2018 09:52 | Emil Open 2018
The second round of registration is opened
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Brno is already preparing to welcome the participants of Emil Open 2018. On Tuesday, March 20, the organizers have opened the second round of registration.  This registration is binding. 

Preliminary Sport Schedule is here!
17.03.2018 14:56 | Emil Open 2018
Preliminary Sport Schedule is here!
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Are you curious about in what sports, categories, events and on what venues the competitions will take place? Now you can find all the necessary information in the Entry System in the Preliminary Sport Schedule.

This year‘s Emil Open is already breaking records
15.03.2018 12:57 | Emil Open 2018
This year‘s Emil Open is already breaking records
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969 participants from 18 European countries. Record number of athletes and crew members are already registered for the 7th year of Emil Open, which is starting on June 6 to Sunday, June 10, 2018. 

The 7th year of Emil Open already knocks on the door
12.03.2018 13:23 | Emil Open 2018
The 7th year of Emil Open already knocks on the door
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It is less than three months until the launch of the 7th Emil Open. Around nine hundred young talented athletes from 21 European countries will head to Brno. Emil Open will begin at June 6 and will run until June 10, 2018.

Emil Foundation at the Olympic Festival in Brno
22.02.2018 11:15 | Emil Open 2018
Emil Foundation at the Olympic Festival in Brno
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More than 100 000 visited the Olympic Festival in Brno so far. On Wednesday, February 21, the organisers prepared so-called Paralympics Day, during which the Emil Foundation was presented.

Preliminary Entries Open!
01.02.2018 19:26 | Emil Open 2018
Preliminary Entries Open!
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Today the Preliminary Entries for the Emil Open 2018 have been open! Until 8th March you can express your intention to compete.

Emil Open 2018 date announced!
13.11.2017 20:48
Emil Open 2018 date announced!
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We are happy to announce to all the Emil Open fans that they can start looking forward to another edition that will begin in 205 days!

 

Video: Last day of Emil Open in video summary
13.06.2017 12:30 | Emil Open 2017
Video: Last day of Emil Open in video summary
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The Saturday´s sunny weather attracted many participants to visit the local zoo and cruise on the Brno dam. Part of the expeditions was attracted by the VIDA park, where almost 170 interactive components of a unique permanent exhibition could be tested on an area of nearly 5000 square meters.

Disabled athletes enjoyed Brno also out of the sta...
10.06.2017 17:39 | Emil Open 2017
Disabled athletes enjoyed Brno also out of the stadiums
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During the four days of the Emil Open 2017, young disabled people enjoyed the Moravian metropolis not only on sports grounds but also as part of the accompanying program. A special tour of the city, a visit to the Brno Zoo or a steamboat cruise was prepared for those interested.

There would be no Emil Open without partners
10.06.2017 12:09 | Emil Open 2017
There would be no Emil Open without partners
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It would be very hard to organise such a huge event like Emil Open without strong partners. How the city of Brno supports this event and which institutions helped with the organisation of the Games? How difficult is the preparation of the Games? Check out who supported us this year?

Miroslav Lidinský: Golf erases all barriers
10.06.2017 09:14 | Emil Open 2017
Miroslav Lidinský: Golf erases all barriers
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One of the main events of this year´s European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open was the golf competition. Despite the fact that it is not very usual event among the disabled, it was one of the highlights of the Games in brno. It attracted many visitors and fans. Both competitions won British player Ashley Harris. 

Emil Open 2017 - Friday, summary od the Day 3
09.06.2017 23:31 | Emil Open 2017
Emil Open 2017 - Friday, summary od the Day 3
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The last competition day brought the final matches and medal ceremonies. The accompanying program showed interesting roping down of the wheelchair brace participants from the Hotel Voroněž, as well as the sitting volleyball and boccia with paragolf.

Representation in U21 minifootball learned from th...
09.06.2017 17:48 | Emil Open 2017
Representation in U21 minifootball learned from the blind
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Thursday culminated with the training and exhibition match of the Czech U21 minifootball representation together with the blind football players of AVOY Brno. It was also a good invitation for the starting European minifootball championships. The match had a clear scenario – AVOY Brno won 8:0.  

Wheelchair users pulled their comfort zone
09.06.2017 16:44 | Emil Open 2017
Wheelchair users pulled their comfort zone
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The Brno view, the 30m height and a lot of adrenaline. The Emil Open 2017 organisers prepared a non-traditional activity which will stay in the memory of the participants for a very long time.

Universities in Brno support Emil Open 2017
09.06.2017 10:05 | Emil Open 2017
Universities in Brno support Emil Open 2017
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The Moravian metropolis changed this week into the place of the European Youth games for the Disabled Emil Open 2017. It welcomed more than 700 participants from 16 European countries. Also the Brno universities participated in preparation works of the event. They offered the help with the sport facilities and accommodation but also they managed to find volunteers among their students.

Emil Open 2017 – Thursday, Day 2
09.06.2017 00:12 | Emil Open 2017
Emil Open 2017 – Thursday, Day 2
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The second competition day of the European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open started in the morning at particular sports areas, where the participants competed in their events. The afternoon program at the Svobody Square was rich again with Jiří ježek, Jiří Suchánek, wheelchair floorball players, blind football players or the U21 minifootball representation.

TOP SPEED with Jirka Jezek attracted hundreds of fans
08.06.2017 18:27 | Emil Open 2017
TOP SPEED with Jirka Jezek attracted hundreds of fans
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On Saturday June 8th, crowds on the Svobody Square welcomed the Paralympic champion and Emil Open 2017 ambassador, Jiri Jezek, who prepared TOP SPEED event for cycling enthusiasts.