On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina awarded their best sportsmen. The Sports Award Ceremony was held in the National Theatre in Sarajevo and was officially opened by the President of the Republic Mr. Zeljko Komsic.
The President of the Republic welcomed all the invited guests, naming especially Mr. Alberto Gualtieri, EUSA President and Mr. Matjaz Pecovnik, EUSA Secretary General and thanked them for all the support during the process of incorporation of BiH in the membership of EUSA and FISU. The Ceremony was attended by 500 guests, among them also the President of National Sports Federation, Mayor of the City of Sarajevo, President of NUSA, President of the National Olympic Committee, Members of the Government, Best Sportsmen and Sportswomen, Trainers, Sport Journalists and Sponsors.
During the event, the awards in 18 categories were presented. A significant place among them was given for the presentation of the Award for the Best Student Athletes.
The Awards were presented by Mr. Gualtieri and Mr. Pecovnik and were received by Amel Mekic and Emma Skaljo for their achievements in Judo and Shooting.
In his address to the audience the EUSA President thanked the National Sports Federation and its President, Mr. Omer Stambolic, for splendid organisation.
He also thanked also the National University Sports Federation, that recently became a member of EUSA and FISU, and invited its President Mr. Branislav Crnogorac to receive the EUSA Award as a recognition for their efforts to promote sport among students and to support EUSA to build a stronger European unity also through the values of sport.
The Ceremony, which was broadcast live by Hayat TV, closed with a rich cultural program.