Prime minister of Slovenia Miro Cerar became honorary patron of 10th FIMBA Maxibasketball European Championship, that will be held from 22nd of June to 1st of July 2018. He already expressed support to maxibasketball movement on last years Slovenian veteran basketball day in Ljubljana where governmental team played an exhibition match against Slovenian basketball legends.
Slovenian PM also proudly cheered for our national team in Istanbul in september 2018 where they surprisingly won European Championship beating Serbia in final match. He is also a member of legendary sports family as his father Miro Cerar beeing one of the most susccesful Slovenian sportsman of all times. He won 3 olympic medals, 2 of them gold, in gymnastics.
»It is a great honour and a great pleasure for me to be a honorary patron of 10th European Veteran basketball championship. Basketball is the teams sport that placed Slovenia among the elite of Europe. However, Slovenia is a succsefull sporting nation not just in competitive terms but also an outstanding organizer of major international sport events. I am convinced that upcoming Maxibasketbal championship in Maribor will be equally succesful,« told Cerar.
FIMBA Maxibasketball European Championship will be one of the biggest sport events by the number of participants in Slovenia these year. Maribor will host more than 100 teams from all over the Europe.