The President of the European Olympic Committee: Europe has its eyes on Kosovo because of sport

The President of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), Spyros Capralos and the general secretary, Raffaelo Pagnozi, stayed for two days in Kosovo where they were informed about the development and advancement of sport in Kosovo, especially after Kosovo was declared the winner for the organization of the Mediterranean Games in the year 2030.

On this occasion, the President of the Olympic Committee of Kosovo, Ismet Krasniqi, said that Capralos expressed himself very happy with the work he has seen in Kosovo in the field of sports and that their support in this direction is very great.

Krasniqi: We have financial support from the European Olympic Committee

“Capralos congratulated us for the work and all the progress we have made during this very short time, and of course we thanked him for the support we received from the European Olympic Committee, starting with the direct financial support from the IOC (International Olympic Committee), and then the different projects that we have together with the EU, but I believe that we will continue these activities and these works in the future”, said Krasniqi.

Meanwhile, the President of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), Spyros Capralos, emphasized that he was amazed by the development of sports in Kosovo and the budget that is being devoted to this field by the state institutions.

Capralos: What is being done in Kosovo for sports is amazing

“It’s difficult times for sport, it’s difficult times in general in Europe, and what you have been achieving is remarkable. And I would like to congratulate you for what you’ve been doing. We heard some very good news about sport that in the budget that was presented last week, it was approved that more money is coming into sport, more money to create new infrastructure for sport, something that will remain as a legacy for the youth of Kosovo and also bringing more people into sport, because that means a more active life, it means for the youth better ways of living into a healthier lifestyle and also it means that fewer people will be needed for the health system in the future if they do more, and they practice more sport.” said Capralos.

He added that all of Europe has turned its eyes to Kosovo to see how the Mediterranean Games will be organized in 2030.

During Monday, the head of the European Olympic Committee also met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, as well as with the Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hajrulla Çeku.