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