Today we bring you an interview with Professor Hana Válková, who works at the Faculty of Sports Studies. She focuses mainly on the sport psychology and is in charge of athletes’ coordination and the philosophy “open”.
Emil Open could not happen without volunteers, and there were more than a hundred this year. People helping the teams from abroad were wearing orange T-shirts. „We do some interpreting and make sure that everything is clear to the athletes, and we also help with transport in the city,“ said volunteer Lucie, who took care of Lithuanian team.
She is the head of Emil foundation which title was held in the 7th European Games of Handicapped Youth in Brno. At the end of the whole event, Jana Procházková evaluated the Games.
It was a bit difficult way for golf within European Games of Handicapped Youth. Gold has become a part of Emil’s programme last year. “We had only two golfers. The one was a British successful golfer Ashley Harris,” says Veronika Kuchtová.
Pavel Zbožínek is stated as the organisation committee president at the website of Emil Open. During the 7th European Youth Games for the Disabled he was referred to as a sports director on many occasions by the hosts.
All sporting events at Emil Open 2018 are over. See the complete results of all sports and categories. You are all the winners for us.
This is the end of sports at Emil Open 2018. The sporting part of the 7th European Youth Games for the Disabled in Brno has ended on Friday evening. The five sites were closed and more than a hundred sets of medals were given to more than four hundreds of athletes from 16 European countries.
These two sports are very similar, the main difference is that bocce is played outside on grass surface, and boccia is played inside. On Emil Open, bocce is divided to two categories – open and mixed. The players compete on the groups of three. Boccia has only open category with subgroups B1 – B4.
Last year he was a participant, this year he came to Brno as an ambassador. British talented golf player Ashley Harris is one of the faces of European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open. He took a liking to Brno and he could not wait to come back to the South Moravia metropolis.
Patrik Kaleja came to Brno from Eastern Slovakia. He is from Sabinov and is attending a special school in Levoča. The fourteen years old boy has been blind since he was born. It does not make him to have less vigour, quite the opposite.
You can see Brno as at your fingertips from the areal on Kraví hora. The first thing to catch your attention is ancient Špilberk castle, to the right there is contemporary landmark – M Palace. „What a view, look,“ one of the participants of Emil Open was amazed.
Regional councillor Jana Pejchalová wasn’t missing at opening ceremony within 7th European Youth Games for the Disabled and she talked about respect and esteem for all the participants of Emil Open 2018.
One of the most famous disabled athletes in the world is cyclist Jiří Ježek. He won the Paralympic Games six times, and he was allowed to start at the time trial at Tour de France. Few people know that he was at the birth of Emil Open. He is a passionate promoter of the event taking place in Brno in these days.
Petr Vokřál, the mayor of Brno, attended opening ceremony and press conference of 7th European Youth Games for the Disabled. As a former athlete and skier he has a strong relation with sport and he supports Emil Open very much.
The parade of sixteen European teams was the part of Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open 2018 this afternoon. The participants met in the sporting areal of BUT in Brno Pod Palackého vrchem. Each team with the flag bearer in the front presented their athletes in the parade.
The European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open 2018 will be ceremoniály opened on Wednesday, June 6. Participants from 16 European countries are coming to Brno so they can compete at selected sports and enjoy the atmosphere of an exeptional international sporting event.
Dear friends, European Youth Games for the Disabled are returning to the south of Moravia and its capital Brno regularly. I believe that all participants of the Games will enjoy the stay in our region. Disabled athletes and their will and enthusiasm are a great inspiration for us.
As well as last year, Emil Open cooperates with universities and canteens to provide accommodation and meals for athletes and volunteers.
There are only few days left until the seventh year of Emil Open. We are looking forward to meeting all the teams and sport fans in Brno. But there is a question, how to get here? One of the options is by the Czech Railways, which are a partner of Emil Open.
The cuts in budget made it impossible to let all 917 interested athletes from 18 countries participate in this year’s Emil Open. Limit of athletes from abroad is 10 from each country, limits for the Czech athletes are set with regard to representation of each region and number of athletes in each sport.
Pavel Zbožínek has started his collaboration with the Emil Foundation in 2016, when he was the head of the team organising the IWAS U23 World Games Prague 2016. Shortly before the 7th year of the Games, we asked Pavel about how the preparations are going.
The organisers of the 7th year of the European Youth Games for the Disabled announced detailed programme of the Games. Not only the participants, but other visitors can be looking forward to coming to Brno now!
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.