There is one thing that stands out when it comes to Slovenia. Slovenia and Slovenians love sports. There is even a holiday dedicated to sports, celebrated every 23 September. Sport has a strong emotional charge; it connects and motivates us. What is more, it emphasizes the values of a healthy and active life, care for nature and society, and solidarity. Slovenians are among the most heartful sports fans in the world and their cheering is heard from far and near.
One of the most important reasons why sport is such an important part of Slovenian identity is its pristine and diverse nature, which is the result of Slovenia’s unique location at the crossroads of four geographically completely different worlds. If you add a well-organized sports infrastructure, then it is not surprising that Slovenians are definitely among the top in the world in terms of the number of sports achievements per inhabitant.
Slovenia is gaining visibility as an exceptional destination both for the preparation of athletes and major sports competitions, such as the European Women’s Handball Championship, one of the most high-profile sports events hosted by Slovenia this year, where sustainability and women’s empowerment will be brought to the fore. Take a look at the inspiring stories that are closely connected with the championship and Slovenian venues and test your knowledge of Slovenia by watching the ultimate quiz challenge, this time by top women athletes.