Whether in a team or individually, sports teach us a lot about ourselves. We learn not only about our skills, but also about our boundaries, which often lie much further away than we thought. Sports also help us overcome other kinds of boundaries - during Emil Open you have the opportunity to meet young people from all over Europe and see for yourself that despite barriers, physical or linguistic, we have so much in common and so much to share.
It is a great honour and pleasure to support the 12th edition of the European Games for disabled youth Emil Open. This unique event celebrates the power of sport and resilience of spirit. In these difficult times, the Emil Open is a rare opportunity to show that determination and the desire to overcome obstacles are stronger than any difficulties.
For me personally, sport is all about joy and distraction, but of course it is also extremely important for the health of our body and mind and, last but not least, it leads us to perseverance and a sense of fair play. All these benefits sport offers to all of us, regardless of any handicap. I wish you all to always be able to make the most of them when moving and competing, and above all to enjoy sport.
At this point, I would like to thank everyone who takes care of holding this event, which gives people with disabilities the opportunity to play sports, find new friendships and forget about the everyday worries that their disability brings.
I believe that each of you is looking forward to the competition and has prepared carefully. I keep my fingers crossed that you will fight for the best possible result with enthusiasm and with all your sporting heart. I appreciate this opportunity to be able to wish you lots of strength, good mood and satisfaction from your sporting results.
Sport is a wonderful thing, it makes you have people around you who cheer you on, encourage you and love you. You have endless potential and a future full of joy and success. Enjoy these games, meet new people and have fun. Because that's what these games are all about.
Allow me again this year to greet the children and youth competitors, volunteers, organizersand hosts of the traditional European summer paralympic games Emil Open. These competitions and the rich accompanying programme bring a lot of positives and a good dose of motivation to the competitors who need it the most, given their age and the challenges lifehas brought them.
It istherefore a great honour for me to be the patron of the 12th European Summer Games forDisabled Youth, which focuses on the movement of disabled athletes who, despite adversity, have not given up and continue to strive to improve and push the limits of their abilities and performance. This year, the Karlovy Vary Region will be represented by a swimming team.
It is an honour and a pleasure for me to be able to once again after a year under the auspices of the 12th edition of the European Summer Games for Disabled Youth Emil Open. Personally, the sport has got under my skin. I have even more admiration and respect for all those who have to overcome a higher bar than others in their sport.
Humans show a natural desire to belong to something, and as we know, sport connects us. It is true that movement is for everyone and sport as such is a huge motivation to push our limits. The 12th edition of the European Youth Games for the Disabled is a clear demonstration of human strength and determination to continuously overcome obstacles and form role models worth following.
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Sports are a natural part of human life, and I highly value the organizers who contribute to this great event every year. The number of participants, the scope of sports activities, the accompanying cultural program - all of this represents a unique event that reaches the top European level.
It is an indisputable fact that the joy of movement is a basic human need. And sport multiplies this joy - it brings the opportunity to "be together", to form a team, a group, or a community, as it is called today. I therefore have great respect for all those who spend their energy and effort to make the unique experiences associated with sport available to others.
Dear young athletes and all your supporters, A win doesn’t have to be represented by medals or trophies and the greatest challengers aren’t always other people. Looking at things this way, all of you who have arrived at Emil Open 2023 have already won at the greatest competition of your life. Because you have persevered and managed to overcome the barriers of your disability.
To encourage children to participate in sports and to instill in them a love of movement and sport belongs directly to the DNA of our Sev.en group. Youth sports We have long been supporting youth sports in all the regions where we operate, for example by organising the Sev.en Hockey Cup competition for young hockey players. That's why we didn't hesitate for a moment to cooperate with EMIL OPEN
One of my favourite quotes from Tomas Bata is this one, "What you want, you can do." You are an inspiration to us and I am proud to have been able to support such an exceptional event as EMIL OPEN, the Summer European Youth Games for the Disabled 2023.
Athletes with disabilities and their will and enthusiasm are always a huge inspiration to all of us. Their performances do not fall behind the performances of top athletes. And considering the obstacles that many of them have to overcome before they can succeed in their sport, their results should be valued twice as much.
All research clearly shows that exercise has a positive effect on human health, and if society allows disabled boys and girls to enjoy exercise as well, it is an expression of the fact that it values those who cannot move like ordinary people.
The level of a society is recognised , among other things , by the way the society is able to take care of the most vulnerable . Therefore , the event Emil Open and all its organisers and supporters do a great honour not only to the South..
A healthy society is one that lives without prejudice and hatred. Although not everything is always a bed of roses, friendly sporting events of this type bring people closer together and show the positive side of life, something we might forget every now and again amidst the stress of everyday life.
I am very pleased that this year the Olomouc Region can again support the European YouthGames for Disabled “Emil Open”. I believe that events like this aptly capture the direction where our society should be heading - towards equal opportunities for all.
Thanks to our love of sports, we were able to see that no matter the competition conditions or obstacles we face, it is important to maintain a sporting spirit and overcome our own will, which often hinders us in better performance.
I like to say that people learn two things through sport s . To win and to lose . Brno will bring together y oung athletes who, just by virtue of participating in the Games, have overcome the misfortune that has befallen them in their lives. I take my hat off to them for being an inspiration to others with their approach to life and lifestyle.
It is a great honor for me to welcome The European Youth Games for the Disabled – the Emil Open - to Brno for the eleventh time. I am truly fond of this event. Its primary aim is sports activity, nevertheless in my eyes it is also about friendship, tolerance and mutual respect. This is well evidenced by the strong participation of foreign athletes from all over Europe.
Dear friends and sports enthusiasts, the next year is here and the European Youth Games for the Disabled Emil Open is coming back to Brno. Young people with disabilities can once again prove not only to the world, but above all to themselves that they can participate in sports at the top level. The Emil Open blurs the distinction between the able-bodied and the disabled, removes prejudices and shows that everyone can play sports.
Greetings to all athletes! I am glad you are attending this sporting event because this is where your great career can begin. On behalf of the Czech Paralympic Committee, I can promise you the greatest possible support for the aspiring para-athletes and we will be happy to meet you later, perhaps at the next Paralympic Games.
Dear friends of sport, It is with great pleasure that I have accepted the patronage of the 11th European Games for Disabled Youth Emil Open, because I am a big fan of all athletes, and even more so of those who have difficulties in playing sports.
I am very happy that despite the events that surround us, you can once again enjoy days full of sports and entertainment in Brno. Sport has a great power - it can unite people, it can brighten the day, it gives us the opportunity to discover ourselves, to develop self-esteem and push our boundaries.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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,..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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..
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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:..
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..
Disabled athletes, boccia players or swimmers do not thousands of likes on twitter to be motivated to training, while even coming to the stadium is difficult for them. And it is this determination where a true sporting spirit is hidden in.
You prove to all people that those who simply did not have so much fortune as others in their lives can spend their time actively and in the company of friends, accepting and overcoming challenges and experiencing the joy of victory, despite their handicap.
Sports and sporting competition form a unique and irreplaceable cultural value of humanity that can connect people, give them a sense of dignity, educate them in the sense of fair play, of justice, and it leads to a sense of collective identity and respect for one another.
The importance of physical education and sport is constantly growing and meaningful spending of free time is becoming an increasingly important part of our lifestyle. That is why I appreciate the initiative and commitment that Emil Open has been doing for the 7th year of this international sporting event.
European Youth Games for the Disabled are annually returning to the South Moravian Region and its metropolis, Brno. Disabled athletes, their will and enthusiasm are a huge inspiration for us all.
The city has been involved in supporting the European Youth Games for the Disabled already last year and I am glad that organizers have received subsidy of 1 million Czech crowns this year as well.
For the City Council of Brno-střed district it is already pleasant tradition to unanimously approve help for the international games for the disabled youth EMIL OPEN.
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.
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.
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.
"Sport plays a significant role in our lifes. It brings joy and excitement, hapiness and also disapoitment."
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.
"I would like to welcome all the participants of the 2017 European Games for the Disabled Emil Open in the South Moravian metropole - Brno."
"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."
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.