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Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno
10.05.2021 09:56
Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, although we are experiencing a strange year and can expect to deal with the COVID-19 related problems for some time, there are also lots of positive things to takehopefrom. One of them is the 10th year of the European games for the disabled youth – the Emil Open, taking place in our city. Reaching double figuresshows that this event has found a home in the sporting calendar of Brno and that it has been a nice tradition growing stronger each year.

President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Re...
09.05.2021 12:32
President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Sport has always been a part of our life. Sport is not only about competing, but also about friendship, joy and belonging. Sport leads us to responsibility and strong will. Sport is a gift everyone can get. Therefore I would like to wish the 10th European Youth Games as many participants as possible and you, young disabled athletes, increased energy and zeal for sport. 

Radek Vondráček, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies
09.05.2021 11:21
Radek Vondráček, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies

After the coronavirus crisis, our republic has finally started to breathe freely, lives are returning to normal, our diaries are being filled not only with duties but also with leisure activities, traditional projects have a green light once again. The great news is that this year - despite various organizational complications - the Emil Open European Youth Games for the Disabled will take place, and even in the standard days.

Jan Grolich, Governor of the South Moravian Region
09.05.2021 10:00
Jan Grolich, Governor of the South Moravian Region

Dear Friends, Every real sports performance is great in the sense that its main purpose is not to beat “others” but oneself.The same goes for all sportspeople - both the able bodied and those with physical limitations. Every person with a disability must also fight a personal battle against their own limits and barriers that are hard for others to imagine. Today, we can all empathize to some extent with their situation in the face of the constraints the current Covid-19 pandemic..

Josef Suchánek, Governor of the Olomouc region
09.05.2021 09:47
Josef Suchánek, Governor of the Olomouc region

Ladies and gentleman, dear athletes, I have to say that when the Olomouc region was offered the opportunity to support the European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open, I haven’t hesitated for a second. To support a good cause is a duty for each and every one of us. For me, the duty to support Emil Open is a very pleasant one.

Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region
08.05.2021 12:18
Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region

Dear friends, I am in awe of all athletes who have the determination, self-discipline, and incredible persistence to develop their talents and constantly improve their form and move their results forward. And when it comes to athletes with disabilities, my sincere admiration is even greater. That is why I was pleased to take over the patronage of the tenth edition of the Emil Open, which has become an exceptional event on a European level, not only due to the representation of foreign guests,..

Ing. Jan Schiller, Governor of the Ústecký Region
08.05.2021 12:05
Ing. Jan Schiller, Governor of the Ústecký Region

Dear friends and sports lovers, t his year, for the tenth time, the European Youth Games for the disabled Emil Open are being held, which give a chance to people with disabilities to show the world that they too can engage in top-level sports disciplines. The Emil Open blurs the distinction between the healthy and the disabled, removes prejudice and shows that everyone can really play sports.

Milan Vácha, Councilor of the Central Bohemian Region
08.05.2021 11:50
Milan Vácha, Councilor of the Central Bohemian Region

Dear ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to greet you most cordially from the Central Bohemia Region and I very much wish you to enjoy the less than one week in Brno. I am pleased that, despite the coronavirus pandemic, the preparations for the European Youth Games for the Disabled have not stopped. It would be a pity to waste your training efforts, and most of all it would be sad if you lost the days full of fun, joy, meeting old friends and making new ones.

Vít Šimral, Councilor of the Capital City of Prague
06.04.2021 17:47
Vít Šimral, Councilor of the Capital City of Prague

Dear athletes, dear friends, i t is an honor and pleasure that on behalf of the City Prague, I can greet you on the occasion of the tenth games of Emil Open.  Like in 2020, the planning of the games was severely disrupted by the global pandemic, but the organizers have managed to overcome all difficulties and you can once again come all together to compete and enjoy the thing that connects us all – the love for sports.

Martin Bareš, Rector of Masaryk University
05.04.2021 11:36
Martin Bareš, Rector of Masaryk University

Ladies and gentlemen, dear athletes, I cordially welcome you to the European Youth Games for the Disabled – Emil Open 2021. As Rector of Masaryk University, I am happy to see you here in our beautiful city of Brno. As a big sports fan myself, it is my honour to support this great athletic event.  

Petr Fajmon, General Director of Teplárny Brno
04.04.2021 20:41
Petr Fajmon, General Director of Teplárny Brno

Dear young athletes and all their supporters, our company Teplárny Brno produces energy and we are happy to see a lot of positive energy at the participants of the Emil Open. It is a great honor for us to be the general partner of this great sport event, as a celebration of the talent, the courage and the tenacity. Because young athletes who come to Brno from almost all over the world prove that the handicap is not the end, but that it can become a starting line from which you can..

- Supporters of Emil Open 2020 -
Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno
26.05.2020 14:14
Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Athletes, Let me welcome you to the sports games for the disabled youth – the Emil Open, this year unusually held in September. The events of recent months have shown how important are the values defining the Emil Open – belonging, collaboration and mutual assistance – for our society.

Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister
02.04.2020 17:00
Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister

Dear athletes, I am very pleased that I can greet you on the occasion of the ninth summer games for handicapped youth, which are traditionally held in Brno in the Czech Republic. It is great that these games give the handicapped young people from the Czech Republic and Europe aged 10 to 26 a chance to take part in real international sports competitions and give you inspiration and motivation for active approach not just to sports, but also your lives. This is very important for your..

JUDr. Bohumil Šimek, Governor of the South Moravian Region
01.04.2020 16:21
JUDr. Bohumil Šimek, Governor of the South Moravian Region

Dear friends, For already the ninth time now, South Moravia will host Emil Open, the European Youth Games for the Disabled. Over 4000 young athletes under the age of 26 have participated in the games so far, which is evidence of their great enthusiasm and desire to show maximum performance but also meet people and forge new friendships.

MUDr. Jiří Běhounek 1st Vice-Chairman of the Council of t...
01.04.2020 08:42
MUDr. Jiří Běhounek 1st Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic and Governor of the Vysočina Region

Dear sportsmen, dear young friends. This year marks the 9th year of the European Games for Handicapped Youth, and although it could not have taken place in the original June term due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are very pleased that the rganizers did not abandon this important sporting event and postponed the games to mid-September.

Jaroslava Pokorná Jermanová, Governor of the Central Bohe...
05.03.2020 10:39
Jaroslava Pokorná Jermanová, Governor of the Central Bohemia Region

Dear Athletes, The Emil Open Summer Youth Games for the Disabled are being held for the ninth year. I am pleased that participants can once again enjoy the atmosphere of real international competition at such a high level. Young people not just from the Czech Republic but from all over Europe will take part. Therefore, I greatly thank everyone who organised and contributed to the games. It can be said that they provide the disabled with a chance and motivation. I have participated several..

Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region
03.03.2020 15:07
Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region

Dear Friends, Being an athlete is all about great discipline, hard work and energy. Being an athlete with a handicap is all of that, as well as requiring a massive amount of willpower, resilience and determination. I sincerely admire and support all those who have decided to actively participate in sports despite their handicap.

Jiří Čunek, Governor of the Zlín Region
02.03.2020 15:18
Jiří Čunek, Governor of the Zlín Region

I was pleased to receive the news that this year's coronavirus pandemic did not cancel the organization of the 9th European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Only, it was only rescheduled. I am glad to take over the patronage of this nice event.

Oldřich Bubeníček, Governor of the Ústecký Region
01.03.2020 22:38
Oldřich Bubeníček, Governor of the Ústecký Region

Vážení přátelé, věřím, že lidová slovesnost, prastará nositelka moudrosti, dává každému z nás rady do života a zná odpovědi téměř na vše. Proto když se Vás někdo zeptá, proč se právě Vy věnujete některému druhu sportu, můžete říci tři prostá slova, jimiž vyjádříte jeho základní přínos. Ta slova zní:..

Milan Hnilička, Chairman of the National Sports Agency
01.03.2020 10:01
Milan Hnilička, Chairman of the National Sports Agency

Dear sport friends. I was very pleased to receive the news that the organizers of the European Games for Handicapped Youth have decided to hold this year's 9th year, despite the complications in the form of the coronavirus crisis. As a long-term fan of this event, I am honored to be able to grant the Patronage of the President of the National Sports Agency. For me personally, the winner is anyone who has decided to accept the challenge of participating in the European Games and sacrificing a..

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- Supporters of Emil Open 2017 -
Martin Landa – Mayor of Brno – Centre
05.06.2017 23:33
Martin Landa – Mayor of Brno – Centre

The city council of Brno-Centre approved a 100% discount on the rent of an indoor pool under the management of the Kraví hora Sport and Recreation Complex on 8 – 9 June 2017 for participants of the 6th European Youth Games for the Disabled EMIL OPEN.

Bohumil Šimek Governor of the South Moravian Region
05.06.2017 23:25
Bohumil Šimek  Governor of the South Moravian Region

This international sport, but mainly social meeting of young people with a disability has attained considerable popularity with both domestic and foreign competitors. These Games are an amazing crossover between two worlds where the will and enthusiasm of the athletes with a disability inspire us all.

Petr Vokřál - Mayor of Brno
30.05.2017 16:07
Petr Vokřál  - Mayor of Brno

Welcome to the 6th European Youth Games for the Disabled “Emil Open”. I am pleased that this sporting event is taking take place right here in Brno, the city promised to the sports. Events like this contribute to the fight against prejudice and help people find a way to each other regardless of age, colour of the skin or disability.

Milan Štěch - President of the Senate
25.05.2017 12:05
Milan Štěch - President of the Senate

"Sport plays a significant role in our lifes. It brings joy and excitement, hapiness and also disapoitment."

Václav Krása - National Council of the Disabled of CR
25.05.2017 11:46
Václav Krása - National Council of the Disabled of CR

Allow me to welcome you in the name of the Národní rada osob se zdravotním postižením ČR and wish you a nice stay in Brno.

Kateřina Valachová - the Ministry of Education, Youth and...
25.05.2017 11:21
Kateřina Valachová - the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

"I would like to welcome all the participants of the 2017 European Games for the Disabled Emil Open in the South Moravian metropole - Brno."

Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
25.05.2017 10:54
Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

"I would like in this way to greet you and wish you every success in this year's Emil Open Games, in the best of sporting atmospheres, to have that good feeling that comes from good performances and friendly surroundings that will motivate you in sport and fair play in the years to come."

VUT is a proud partner of Emil Open
25.05.2017 09:46
VUT is a proud partner of Emil Open

Radana Kolčavová, the press attaché of the Brno University of Technology speaks about the cooperation with Emil Open and about the need of the major sport events for the kids and students.

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