The Tourism and Sports Ministry will co-finance the organisation of 16 major sports events taking place in Croatia this year in the amount of HRK 14.6 million.
A decision on allocating the funds was made by Minister Nikolina Brnjac after a public call, held for the fourth year in a row during which time 44 major events have been co-financed.
"Besides the sporting significance, these events also have great promotional and tourist value for Croatia," Brnjac said, adding that some of this year's 16 events were already recognised in the world, while some would take place for the first time.
The events to be co-financed this year are WACT Zagreb 2021 - Hanžeković Memorial and Ivan Ivančić Memorial track and field contest, WRC Croatia Rally 2021, CRO Race cycling contest, the European Shooting Championships EPSO 2021, the DOBRO World Cup Osijek 2021 for gymnastic athletes, the 56th European Senior Karate Championships, the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, AUDI FIS World Ski Cup "Snow Queen Trophy" 2021, ATP Tour - Croatia Open Umag, Croatia Tennis Pro Tournaments, World Rowing Cup I, UWW Zagreb Open Grand Prix wrestling tournament, Croatia Grand Chess Tour, WTA Croatia Bol Open, Pannonian Challenge in skateboarding, and the 25th Youth Sports Games 2021. (Hina)