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.
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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.
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.
A popular Jan Kraus Show was held in an unusual way on Wednesday, June 7th on Svoboda Square. Four secret guests were seated into the red sofa – leader from the popular band “The Tap Tap”, Simon Ornest, athlete Katerina Novakova, swimmer Arnost Petracek altogether with the program and music director of Radio Krokodyl, Jiri Wiener.
Among the guests of the European Youth Games for the Disabled was also the chairman of the National Council of Disabled in Czech Republic, Václav Krása. This event, organized by the Emil Foundation, he considers to be extremely important.
On Wednesday 7 June, the European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open started with the rich accompanying program. The Tap Tap band heated up the fans on Svobody Square and the showman Jan Kraus invited his guests.
For the sixth time, young disabled athletes will meet in Brno for the European Youth Games for the Disabled, with more than 440 athletes taking part in five sporting events. "It is definitely a benefit for South Moravia that the European Youth Games for the Disabled are held in Brno," said Bohumil Simek, Governor of the South Moravian Region.
Brno is becoming the sport center of disabled Youth these days. European Youth Games for the Disabled “Emil Open” are starting on Wednesday. The Moravia metropolis will welcome altogether 714 participants, of which are 449 amaterous and profesional athletes and 265 team members from 16 countries.
To transport more than a thousand of people to such a big even as Emil Open, it is not easy. Lucie Stárková, the transport coordinator of Emil Open 2017 appreciates the cooperation with the Czech Railways and she described in the interview how does such transport of the disabled sportsmen works.
Emil Open is not only about sport but also about the rich accompanying cultural and sports program. Check out what you can expect on the Svobody Square from Wednesday till Friday.
Gold medal in the singles and the Two-members Teams at the IWAS U23 World Games for the Disabled in 2016 - these are the greatest achievements of table tennis player David Půlpán, who will not miss even this year's Emil Open. The native of Třibich in Chrudimsko has to cope with the congenital defect of the right lower limb, it is about 20 centimeters shorter.
The six time paralympic champion and the world champion in cycling Jiri Jezek plans to end up his racing career in the end of this year. However, even after the long 23 years of his fruitful career, he is still able to enjoy the sport.
It will be a celebration of sports and life, fun and arts. The European Youth Games for the Disabled will not be only about sports but also about the rich accompanying program. From Wednesday 7 June, there will be many events prepared in Brno. Do not miss it!
Watch the video and check out the beautiful sport facilities ready to welcome the Emil Open 2017 in Brno. Veronika will show you the stadiums and places where you will fight for the victory in June.
Radana Kolčavová, the press attaché of the Brno University of Technology speaks about the cooperation with Emil Open and about the need of the major sport events for the kids and students.
The 25-year-old disabled British golfer will be one of the major stars at the Emil open 2017. Ashley Harris, 4th in British open, 3rd UK Golf Trust Open thinks Emil Open is a great place to compete against athletes from other countries.
One of the famous athletes who will start at Emil Open in Brno in June will be the thrower Kateřina Nováková. Last year, she had the unique chance to train with the javelin throw world record holder Jan Železný.
No chance to get bored in Brno! You can find out yourself soon in our new Emil Open 2017 videos.
Only one month remains to the start of the 6th European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open and the preparation goes in full speed.
It is already less than 30 days until we all meet at the European Youth games for Disabled Emil Open 2017.
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