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More than 110,000 people enjoyed the sports show at the third edition of the sports festival that took place from 9 to 12 June 2022 in Cluj-Napoca. The event meant two great match performances dedicated to the great athletes Horia Tiko and Adrian Muto, a main show with the most popular tennis coach of the moment, Patrick Muratoglu, Cross of Super Heroes, sports talks, 21 free trialed sports by the public at large, and demonstrations Sports competitions, concerts and a lot of fun. But, above all, it meant the passion that he experienced in unison with the thousands of people who took part in the festival.

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Horya Teko’s retirement match was a real tennis show. Besides his guests, the athlete performed in front of more than 7,000 fans who gathered at the BT Arena. The matches were an unconventional mix of gameplay and surprising moments. Deputy Olympic Champion and winner of three Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles, Horia Teko has played the official retirement match of her career. He was joined by Simona Halep, Swede Robert Lindstedt (former doubles partner), Bethany Mattek-Sands (former mixed doubles partner with whom she won the Australian Open), Andre Pavel and Marius Kopel. Simona Halep’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou also entered the field. Before the match for Horia Tecău, hundreds of tennis fans attended Patrick’s Masterclass: The art of training.

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Adrian Mutu’s retirement match was the festive occasion that brought together nearly 20,000 football fans at the Cluj Arena. Romanian and world football stars split into two teams, World Stars and Team Romania, and put on a real show. It was a wonderful farewell and return to the field by the great footballers, their former teammates who together with Gheorghe Hagi scored the most goals for the Romanian national team. The starting ball in the center of the field was handed by Iulian Zaharie, the 10-time Trial Bike National Champion, who played acrobatics in a wheel to Adrian Mutu. The ball was subsequently signed by all current legends and will be offered for sale on the Tazz app, and the money raised will be donated to a noble cause.

The Romanian squad included: Bogdan Stelia, Rozvan Rey, Eduard Stonciu, Merrill Rodoi, Iannis Zico, Paul Codria, Ciprien Marica, George Hagi, Adrian Muto, Doreen Guyan, Gianni Kereta, Bogdan Patrascu, Marius Nicolai, Ionel Borgania, Nikolai, Christian Subonaro. , Adrien Enci, Vasili Mafti, Ionel Donciolscu, Gabi Tamash, and from the World Stars: Sebastian Fry, Vlada Avramov, Dario Dainelli, Fabio Cannavaro, Claude Makelele, Franco Simoli, Martin Tun Jorgensen, Alberto Gilardino, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbeincke, Ric , Massimo Gobi, David Trezeguet, Thomas Ojfalusi, Ergon Bogdani, Emmanuel Blasey, Paulo Cannavaro, Marco Donadel and Paul Golansky. In addition to the great champions who came to Cluj, along with Adrian Mutu, was also Cesar Prandelli, the former coach of Fiorentina.

In the opening, the match marked another important moment: the centenary of the first match of the Romanian national team! The country’s most famous recent honors and, at the same time, the national team’s top scorer, Georges Hagi and Adrian Muto, along with their former teammates, while warming up, wore the yellow anniversary jersey, a replica of the equipment with which the tricolor played their first match, In June 1922!

The launch of Adrian Mutu’s autobiography, return from Hell, it was also held at the sports festival and was a crowded event.

*Super Heroes Cross

Nearly 900 runners competed in the sports festival for a good cause: The project private hospitalswhose task is to Hospitals in Romania are up to the latest standards, with renovation and rehabilitation projects and modern equipment.

Cause Spublic money funds Powered by Codin Maticiuc, who has also participated in Super Heroes Cross Country, along with many famous people and influencers such as: Cille (Andre Cellaro), Anna Morodan, Dani Auel, Rozvan Simeon, Monica, Anna Odagio, Julia, Vlad Huedo, Alex Kazako, George Tonas, Yunoi Russo , Cosmin Stancio, Cosmin Natantiko, Iwana State, Robert Zanidach, Kotlin Kazaku, Andre Ciobano, Sorana Darkley and Andrej Stoica.

* Parade of sports clubs

An impressive parade attended by more than 2,000 children and athletes from the clubs participating in the festival showed how diverse and wonderful the world of sport is. Participants carrying flags walked down the Central Park alley in Cluj-Napoca to the festival platform on the Cluj Arena. The celebration of the sport continued with OK WORLD WIDE’s popular 11-meter acrobatic jump shows, Zumba, a clog fan show and break-dance. The career of Romania’s greatest volleyball player, Cristina Berf, was also celebrated on the festival podium.

*The initiative

Over 13,000 children and adults have discovered their athletic skills and passion for a variety of sports, such as: aikido, basketball, cross-training, kayaking, darts, climbing, fitness, soccer, yoga/pilates, gymnastics, handball, Kyokushin, and mountain Cycling, rugby, netball, skating, fencing, football, skateboarding, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. They have learned the rules of the game from experienced coaches and players and have been able to run a marathon circuit through all the open sports for beginners. They also received a sports passport on which they deftly collect stamps and medals for every sport they learned. Access was free.

* Competitions

In addition to the section dedicated to the start of sports, several competitions were held at the sports festival:

  • Children’s National Football ChampionshipOrganized jointly with the Romanian Football Federation, it brought together 84 teams from all over the country;
  • The first stage of the National Mini Rugby Championshiporganized jointly with the Romanian Rugby Federation, and attended by 300 children;
  • National Cycling Association Finalorganized jointly with the Confederation of Roman Drats;
  • Electronic Games – Superbattles: The first LAN tournament with the public in the past three years, attended by the best Counter Strike Global Offensive players in Romania;
  • Beach Volleyball Championship;
  • Skateboard, BMX and Scooter competition For amateurs and professionals.
  • Chess competition for children.
  • table tennis competitions for children;
  • Professional motorcycle competition.

Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee He was represented at the Sports Festival by COSR President Mihai Kovalho, along with Olympic athletes Laura Ely, Anka Cebu and Anna Maria Popescu.

* Sports conversations

Sports Talks is the special section of the Sports Festival that brought public discussions with athletes. They talked about the need for mentors, what it means to be an athlete, and about success, Iuliu Hațieganu and Rose Park.

Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport event in Romania.

The project was implemented with the support of the City Council, Cluj-Napoca Local Council, Cluj County Council, and sponsors: Banca Transylvania, Superbit, Radisson Blu Cluj, MasterCard, e-On, Julius Mall, Proarina, Magic Jackpot, WAM, Metropolitan Life, Zizin and Brainia and Regina Maria, Mega Image, DeLonghi, Verdino, Kinetic, Consiglieri, and R-GOL.RO. In partnership with the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee and the Romanian Football Federation.

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