Velenje - Sport

Sport

The town is the birthplace of Jolanda Čeplak, a Slovenian middle distance athlete and Olympic bronze medalist. It is also the hometown of the Slovenian tennis player Katarina Srebotnik. The handball club RK Gorenje and football club NK Rudar Velenje are also based in the town. It is also the current residence of baseball outfielder Klemen Skornišek.

Velenje holds the only adventure race in Slovenia. The 400 kilometres (250 mi) long adventure race, called Adventure Race Slovenia, is known across Europe and is held every weekend in June. It was first held in 2003 by the Lake Dragon Scout Group.

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