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Nitra named European City of Sport for 2018

Already two Slovak cities have held this title – Košice in 2016 and Banská Bystrica in 2017

Centre of Nitra (Source: TASR)

Nitra will be the European Capital City of Sport for 2018. It will be the third Slovak city to be granted this title by the European Capitals of Sport Association (ACES Europe). Košice held this title in 2016 and Banská Bystrica is the European City of Sport this year. The takeover ceremony will take place in Brussels on December 6.

Members of the ACES Europe evaluation commission visited Nitra in September to have a closer look at local football and ice-hockey stadiums as well as running tracks in the city park. They also visited a new gym and a renovated athletics stadium at local primary schools. They also appreciated the newly launched bike sharing project, in which there is great interest.

Read also:Košice named European City of Sport for 2016

Nitra is preparing for several investments in sport. It is going to reconstruct two football stadiums – the FC Nitra stadium and the stadium at the Čermáň settlement. The ice-hockey stadium is currently undergoing an extensive reconstruction. The city is also going to build a new sports hall at the Čermáň settlement and a multifunctional hall at the Diely settlement. The city has allocated €330,000 for repairs of sports areas from its budget for 2017.

Many sports personalities have been born in the city, for example, Olympic-medalist walker Matej Tóth, championship hockey players, basketball and volleyball players as well as football talents.

This article originally mistakenly stated Nitra was chosen to become the European Capital of Sports. We apologise for the mistake.

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