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Vít Šimral, Councilor of the Capital City of Prague

06.04.2021 17:47

Dear athletes, dear friends,

It 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.

No matter what conditions we race in and what difficulties we face, the true value of athleticism lies in its original Olympic principle: it is us, our willpower, we compete and measure ourselves against. Do not forget it when you look at your fellow contestants – think of them not as your rivals but as fellow sportspeople who can push one to find the best in oneself. The true victory comes only when we play fair.

Dear young athletes, dear organizers of the tenth European Games of Handicapped Youth Emil Open, I wish you a beautiful sports and competitive atmosphere and good luck to all of you!

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