Today was held the official ceremony of the FIG Challenge Cup in Varna. The regional governor Stoyan Pasev, the mayor of Varna Ivan Portnih, the chairman of the organizing committee Yordan Yovchev, the president of the Bulgarian gymnastics federation Krasimir Dunev, as well as representatives of all 20 teams took part in the event.
"I am very glad that Varna once again hosts the FIG Challange Cup. This is recognition of the excellent bases and great sporting potential that our city has. I wish all participants success and I am confident that we will witness great performances, "said Mr. Portnih.
The Orchestra of the Naval Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria, led by Captain Lieutenant Georgi Zayranov, helped the good mood during the ceremony. Skills were demonstrated by the members of the Odessos ensemble, which impressed the guests with a traditional Bulgarian dance.
Through a congratulatory address sent to organizers and participants in the FIG Challange Cup, Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev expressed confidence that "the competition will go to the highest level and will leave a deep trace in the sports life of the citizens of Varna".