Slovakia may have its Olympic House in Rio

FOR SOME time, the chance to have a Slovak House at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro looked gloomy, but recently, the outlook has changed.

Foreign Minister Miroslav LajčákForeign Minister Miroslav Lajčák (Source: SME)

During his recent visit to Rio, secretary general of the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOV) Jozef Liba, together with Slovak Ambassador to Brazil Milan Cigáň, looked at one listing offered for such an activity. It is a former restaurant with a very good location, close to the Olympic village and the city centre, the SITA newswire quoted the SOV’s website. The initial asking price was acceptable, and now Slovakia is waiting for an official offer.

Shortly before Christmas, Liba, along with Cigáň, visited Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák to inform him of the current situation in Rio and ask for help and support in implementing the goal of having a Slovak House during the 2016 Olympics, as was the case with previous games.

Lajčák promised his support for the idea; while the importance of the Slovak House would be stressed by the fact that during that time, Slovakia will be the presiding country over the European Union, SITA wrote. 

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