SMALLEST MUNICIPALITY OF BOKA KOTORSKA PREPARED SURPRISE FOR GUESTS OF THE OLYMPIC CARAVAN ON 13TH JUNE, BY PLACING THE STAGE ON SAILING BOAT „JADRAN“, WHICH GAVE SPECIAL BEAUTY TO WHOLE EVENT
Caravan on the boat
City that gave first after-war champions of Montenegro in basketball, volleyball, athletics and boxing, city that had its Olympian at Games in Helsinki in 1952, Boris Škanat in finals of 100 m back, hosted Olympic Caravan on 13th June.
From sailing boat „Jadran“, cohabitants and young athletes gathered in Tivat were greeted by member of water-polo national team Vjekoslav Pasković. Stressing that Olympic motto „faster, higher, stronger“ should be motive leading every athlete, Pasković spoke about role of sport in development of young people.
„Sport helps in development of personality, contributes to creating balance between work and free time, improves health stimulates creativity and builds fair relations of mutual consideration between individual and group. Young person not involved in sport is not complete personality. Top-level sport I practice is not romantic brawl, but hard work, persistence and relinquishment, but with everything already mentioned, it gives me opportunity for international affirmation, nourishing national pride, feeling of conformity and moral“, said Pasković, calling the youth to practice sport.
In front of the city where in 18 sports branches work 33 amateur sport clubs, three school sport associations and three associations for sport recreation, Caravan was greeted by Mayor of Tivat, Dragan Kankaraš. Expressing his persuasion that athletes will carry Montenegrin flag in Beijing with pride, Kankaraš wished them safe and kind winds in sails of good sport results.
In 800 meter race, among girls fastest was Kristina Samardžić, second was Sara Bešković, and third Rada Bašić. Among boys, first was Stevan Kašćelan, second Miloš Milić, and third Damir Mišetić. Theses six fastest ones are students of ES „Drago Milović“, and medals were delivered by MOC Executive Borad member Krsto Bošković, who thanked hosts for good organization on behalf of the Committee.
Ten first placed will participate in final event of Caravan to be held on 16th July in Podgorica.
On that occasion, our Olympians will be officially greeted and wished god luck in Beijing.
Moderator of amusing part of the programme was actress Ivona Čović, and participants were KUD „Boka“, Fashio-dancing studio „Modest“ and singer Anja Mašanović.