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Bidding for and organising major international sporting events
Major sporting events are:
- the Olympics,
- Mediterranean Games,
- world championships (including junior championships),
- European championships (including junior championships),
- world cups,
- grand prix meetings and tournaments.
The following principles are taken into account when deciding on consent to the submission of a bid for an event to an international sport association:
- that the event contributes to the development and expansion of sport in general or the particular sport in the country;
- that the event draws interest for live TV and radio broadcast and other media, and to spectators;
- that the event is commercially attractive;
- that the event helps promote Slovenian sport and Slovenia as a country;
- that the particular sport has an organisational and competitive tradition in Slovenia;
- that there is a chance that Slovenian athletes will finish among the top third of the participants.
Applies for SKD:
- Other sports activities R93.190
Applicants who wish to pursue this activity must register the business activity, and have the appropriate legal status.
Applicants for organisers of big international sporting events must form an initiative body to comprehensively prepare the candidacy for the organisation of an event.
A study of the organisation and financing of an event must be carried out and must include:
- the place and time of the event;
- an overview of organisers of the last three events (states);
- the number of organisers (states) running for the organisation of the event;
- success of Slovenian sportspersons in previous competitions;
- expected rankings of Slovenian sportspersons;
- a plan for the final preparations of Slovenian sportspersons for performance at the event;
- existing material base (competition facilities, accommodation capacity, transport, connections, etc.);
- potential urgent new investments;
- the number of members of the international sports federation, and the anticipated number of participating states;
- a plan of sporting, economic, tourist, cultural and other activities accompanying the event;
- an assessment of the impact of the event on traffic safety, public peace and order, and the safety of the participants at the event;
- anticipated measures to provide traffic safety, public peace and order, and the safety of the participants at the event;
- other planned or expected impacts of the event, financial structure, including resources and guarantees from fund providers (all income and expenditure);
- and a proposal for potential co-financing of the event from state funds.
Consent must be acquired from the relevant national sports association.
Preliminary consent for the submission of a candidature at the international sports federation and consent for possible co-financing from the national budget must be obtained from:
- the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia for the Olympics, Mediterranean Games, Universiades;
- from the Government for world and European championships, and
- from ministries for world cups, grand prix meetings and tournaments.