Breathtaking hip-hop at the launch of Sofia Urban Zona Sport 2019
Breathtaking hip-hop performances by the Romanian team marked tonight
the start of the first edition of Sofia Urban Zone Sport 2019. Our
northern neighbors were part of the street fest in the program of the
event. The Se Poate (It is Possible) Girls and Boys received the most
applause around the stage. Created by young people for young people,
this Romanian NGO organizes many sporting events, including those for
people with disabilities, where the development and promotion of
intercultural exchange among young people is a major objective,
including funded by the small partnerships under the Erasmus + program
Sofia Urban Zone Sport 2019 welcomes participants from the Se Poate
Association as part of the exchange of good practices and the sharing of
values in sports, culture and education. „Our intentions are to share
our passions for the world and to teach everyone how to embrace art,
culture and sports. We believe that this is the improvement that society
needs, "said Mr. Daniel Enácescu, President of the Association and City
Councilor in the Bucharest municipality. Among the stage virtuosos were
well-known young Romanian dancers and actors, loved by Romanian young
people and actively practicing street sports.
Then the whole team of „Sofia - European Capital of Sport“ Foundation,
were represented by the organizing secretary Anatoli Iliev, who opened
the zone and wished the participants success. "Sofia is a wonderful
city, where you can participate in hundreds of activities and events. On
behalf of Sofia Municipality and personally of Mayor Yordanka Fandakova,
I congratulate you by "Welcome to Sofia" and wish you an unforgettable
next 7 days with Urban Zone 2019," said Iliev.
Immediately afterwards, the guests were captivated by the irresistible
voice of singer Nelly Petkova, who created a unique atmosphere with her
songs and ability to electrify the audience. The highlight of the
inauguration of the Urban Zone was the show by the national taekwondo
team, which presented part of the performance that won a World Medal in
South Korea two years ago. They were long applauded by the participants,
representatives of 12 countries from abroad: Estonia, Northern
Macedonia, Serbia, England, Romania, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Slovenia,
Greece, Portugal and Slovakia.
On Monday the Festival of New Urban Sports and Disciplines continues
with Arm wrestling (right hand) tournaments 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm,
basketball 3x3 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and yoga 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. All the
activities are in the Knyazheska Garden in front of Sofia University.
Details and program can be found at https://urbanzonebg.com, and on the
Sofia2018 - European Capital of Sport's Facebook page, as well.