Posts Tagged ‘Franc Pintar’

In Slovenska Bistrica where I live, a lot of successful athletes are active. Among them are the following Olympians: Shot-put: Miran Vodovnik; Judo: Topolčnik Stanko, Janez Vidmajer, Franc Očko, and Filip Leščak; Paralympics shooter Franc Pinter. In addition, there are many other world-famous athletes such as Mojca Mijovic, triathlon; Alpine skier Rene Melkuz; Eurocup basketball player Sani Becirovic; and mountain climbers Mira Zoric, Milan Romih, Marjan Freser, Francek Knez, and Dani Tic, etc. Each of those presents an interesting life story, one filled with incredible challenges, amazing determination and endurance, and raw courage. All of these athletes were trained in the clubs here that have an illustrious tradition, and that is where their stories all began. Some of these, however, have become part of the lore of our small town, and so, these modest athletes, who while they are talked about, never boast of their achievements, are part of the past and present of our city. Their actions and those stories are one the important aspects that make us different from other cities. Heralding the accomplishments of these renowned athletes could help greatly in making, Slovenska Bistrica much more well-known world-wide. At present, unfortunately, these stories are mainly confined only to Slovenia. How then, can we broadcast these interesting stories combined with tourism information via social media, in order to present the many attractions that we offer to the whole world? I will talk about the topic on my lecture next week.

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