The main event of the day was organised on Margaret Island, Budapest, and more than 500 pupils participated. Because of the heavy rain, some of the disciplines, like football and volleyball, had to be cancelled, but the running events could still be held.
Many great athletes were invited: the Hungarian president, Mr. Gábor Balogh and Mr. Adam Marosi – both World Champions in modern pentathlon; Gabriella Szabó, Olympic champion in kayak-canoe, Daniel Gyurta – Olympic champion swimmer, Pál Schmitt – Olympic champion in fencing, the Deputy Mayor of Budapest and the former president of Hungary – the patron of the event.
As part of the pilot initiative, more than 300 schools were MOVEd in Bulgaria on the same day! Organised by BG Be active Association, Bulgaria’s edition of the European School Sport Day saw tens of thousands of children engaged in various activities during the sport and physical activity celebrations in their schools.
The first European School Sport Day received incredible media attention, thousands of children were MOVEd and everyone had fun. Let’s hope next year is going to be event better!
Find out more about the European School Sport Day and how you can get involved next year at the official website