THE ASSOCIATION of Graduates of Czech and Slovak Colleges in Lebanon organised an athletic competition for children of expats and for school graduates in the country’s ancient town of Sour on June 20. Youths from the nearby Palestinian refugee camp al-Rasheedeya were also invited to compete. Originally, the event was planned for the beginning of June on International Children’s Day but because local elections were being held that day it was postponed. Badminton players as well as beach tennis players competed but the football tournament attracted the most attention. Residents of Lebanon, like those in many other countries, were excited by the ongoing football mania and many expats there closely followed the Slovak team at the World Cup. After the sporting events, the event’s organisers held a discussion with the young athletes and hosted a lavish reception, the TASR newswire wrote. The association plans to sponsor similar events in the future.
12. Jul 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff