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Tennis and judo players will test infrastructure readiness for EYOF

Monday, 23 August 2021

Sports venues in Banská Bystrica will undergo readiness tests in the coming weeks ahead of the 2022 European Youth Olympic Festival. For the organisers, they will be an important source of knowledge about the state of the infrastructure ahead of the biggest multi-sport event in Slovakia’s history.

After a year-long break, the SNP Judo Tournament will take place on Saturday 28 August in the Sports hall in Štiavničky, which will also be the 11th edition of the Zoltán Pálkovács Memorial in the weight category up to 100 kg. Competitors from all over the world are once again going to the event, which already has a permanent place in the international judo calendar. Slovak representatives will also compete in the sports hall in Štiavničky.

The organizer of the SNP Tournament is the Military Sports Centre Dukla Banská Bystrica and the Slovak Judo Association. Men will compete in seven and women in four weight categories. The first duels on the tatami are scheduled from 10.30 a.m., the final block starts at 5 p.m.

The SNP Tournament will be followed by a five-day training camp for national teams and clubs from across Europe.

Tennis players will test the quality of the clay courts from 30 August to 5 September during the Europe Junior Tour Banská Bystrica Cup U14 tournament. Young Europeans U14 will compete in singles and doubles. They will play on six clay courts, which will be the venue of the EYOF Banská Bystrica 2022 next year.

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