Kosovo athletes ready to participate in the Rio Olympics

Kosovo athletes ready to participate in the Rio Olympics

Pristina, 18 July 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo athletes have done all their preparations for the Olympic Games 2016, which will be held in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Kujtim Shala declared that Kosovo atheletes will be ready to represent their country, flag and compete with their national anthem.

He said that Kosovo’s institutions will offer them strong support.

“Kosovo’s institutions are committed on offering strong support to Kosovo’s Olympic Committee and Kosovo’s participation in these games shows the good work that has been done”, he said.

The head of Kosovo Olympic Committee, Besim Hasani said that Kosovo will be represented by eight athletes in these games.

“Kosovo will have eight athletes and this participation is an extraordinary success of sport in Kosovo”, Hasani declared.

According to him, Kosovo’s Olympic team is in a good state and has made all the necessary preparations to represent Kosovo as good as possible in these games.

In spite of Serbia’s objection, in December 2014, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee decided to enable Kosovo to participate in these Olympic games. /balkaneu.com/