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Poreč, a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula in western Croatia, and just across the city of Venice, will be the host city of the 8thOpen European Clubs Championships on 3-7 April 2020.

Regarding the progress of all operations and procedures, Taekwondo Europe delegation visited the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, the host city of Poreč and Žatika Sport Centre- the arena that will host the event – in order to inspect the venue, meet and greet with the Organizing Committee, as well as the contributors that will ensure the success of the event in local level for the society of the city.

During the first day of the visit, Taekwondo Europe delegation met with the President of the local Organizing Committee Tamara Pradegan, and Mr. Darko Vučić, Head of the Sports Development Sector at the Central State Office for Sports at the premises of the Sports Ministry in the capital city of Zagreb, where also accompanied by grandmaster Miro Brezan and the ministry delegation, they had the opportunity to discuss the progress and particular details in the organization of the event.

On their second day of visit, Taekwondo Europe General Director Georgia Gatsis and Sport Coordinator George Tsimekis met with the Dr. Dragan Primorac, former  Minister of Science, Education and Sports of The Republic of Croatia, and founder of the Specialty Hospital for Orthopedics, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “St. Catherine” in Croatia, which will also serve as the main provider of medical supplies in equipment and labor for the championships. Dr. Primorac was very contented and supportive that Croatia welcomes a European Taekwondo Championship that is hosted in the city of Poreč, and after presenting Taekwondo Europe delegation with a commemorative present, he expressed his confidence that the final result will be successful, firmly believing that the organizing committee will carry out the event in the best possible way.

 

During the visit to Žatika Sports Centre, Taekwondo Europe explored the main area where the games will be carries out, whilst inspecting the surrounding space that will accommodate the teams, spectators, media, officials, as well as the nearby buildings which will be used as training and warm-up areas. Žatika Sports Centre is a multi-functional hall, which was built for the needs of 2009 World Men's Handball Championship, and formally opened on 21 November 2008. The total area of the hall is about 14,000 square m, and it has a total seating capacity of around 3,700. Apart from the big hall, a small hall is planned to serve as a training area, which is of 213.40 sq.m. in total. 

The beautiful town of Poreč in Croatia is looking forward to welcoming the 8th version of one of the most successful in participation numbers, European events, that will offer participants and visitors one more thrilling taekwondo spectacle and experience. More information regarding the event will be included in the official outline of the championships, which is expected to be published soon.

The Arena

Interior

The tribunes

 Floor plans

 

 

 

 

 

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