Postponed for a year Tokyo Olympics, which will take place without the presence of fans due to the pandemic, will begin on July 23. They will start on the same day Olympic festivals in Prague and Brno, which they will offer for 17 days over 30 sports to try. Their main motive is to support the return of children to sports, which is why it will take place for the first time suburban camps. Paralympic sports, a special day for seniors or an educational zone may not be missing either.
“I see the whole Olympic Games and what is happening around me as a symbol of a return to sports. I believe that it is in Tokyo that new role models will be created for the young generation, which is very important at this time, “says the chairman Of the Czech Olympic Committee Jiří Kejval. “Olympic festivals not only mediate the success of our representatives, but also allow children to try out sports directly, often with the assistance of Olympians, and then receive recommendations from the sports association for their nearest section.”
Olympic festivals will follow the current recommendations for organizing events. The capacity of the complex will be in Prague 2500 people at one point during the first week and from 1 August, the number will increase to 3,000 visitors. Admission will remain the same as in previous years, ie 50 crowns. Children under 12, disabled and seniors over 65 will have free entry.
On the website olympijskyfestival.cz visitors will find reservation system, which will be used not only to book a sports venue, but mainly to buy tickets. It will be released for sale right at the entrance to the festival every day smaller number of tickets. The reason is the regulation of the number of people. “The safety of the whole event is safe for us. Every visitor will have to prove either a covid with a passport or a negative test, which they can take in a professional facility before entering the complex, “adds the Vice-Chairman of the Czech Olympic Committee Libor Varhaník.
He will bring selected moments not only from the backstage of the Czech Olympic team in Tokyo, but also from festivals Olympic Television Czech TV Team, they allow an open studio and secret moderators so far, visitors to the Olympic Festival in Prague will see it.
The gates of Olympus will open in Prague, where the Olympic Festival is returning after seven years Sports Centers of the Ministry of the Interior, where top athletes are trained. One of the members is a skateboarder Maxim Habanec, which invents content to the Toyota Skatepark zone. “I still believe that I will qualify for Tokyo, but at the same time I am very happy to be able to prepare various tricks and jokes for skateparks at festivals.”
The first Olympic Festival, still called the Olympic Park, took place in Prague on Letná during the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. During the Summer Olympics in Sochi Rio de Janeiro offered many sports on the Lipno dam. Originally, the Czech idea was subsequently taken over and the International Olympic Committee and spread it further, this year for the first time the event will also take place in France, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Slovakia.