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The people of Celje, well-known handball fans, are proud that their city is once again hosting the best European national teams in a big competition. The inhabitants of the town along the Savinja are famous for their hospitality and creating a sizzling atmosphere in the stands of the Zlatorog and Golovec halls and a lively pulse in the city streets and squares.
In the past, Celje has been placed on the map of hosts of European events. In 2013, Spain, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia and Poland played the group stages of the European Basketball Championship in the largest city in the Celje Basin. A silver handball fairy tale was also written in the Celje Handball Temple in 2004. The Slovenian national team left the princely city, which hosted Group C at the European Men’s Handball Championship, undefeated.

In recent years, the people of Celje have proven themselves to be the hosts of handball competitions for youth nationals’ teams. In 2017 and 2021 they hosted the European Youth Handball Championship for girls under 19, in 2018 the Youth Handball Championship for boys under 20, and in 2019 the European Handball Championship for girls under 17.

Before the final dance of the best women’s national teams of the old continent, a youth world handball championship will be organized in Celje, which will also take place in Laško and Velenje.

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