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The date of the Balkan Gala 2015 was decided

The 5th Balkan Athletics Gala will take place on 18 November 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia

The updated calendar can be found in the Calendar section.




Changes in the Calendar 2015

Balkan Senior Championships to be held in Pitesti, the Youth in Sremska Mitrovica

The Romanian Federations will be hosting the Balkan Senior Championships, after SEGAS renounced it. The Serbian Federation took over the Balkan Youth Championships which is now going to take place in Sremska Mitrovica instead of Buchares. The initial dates of both events remain unchanged.

Balkan Senior Championships will be held in Pitesti, Romania
on 1-2 August 2015

Balkan Youth Championships will be held in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia on 4 July 2015

The updated calendar can be found in the Calendar section.




ABAF President is the new First Vice President of European Athletics

Five representative of Balkan federations are in the new European Athletics Council

Dobromir Karamarinov, who received the highest number of votes (37) on the 2015 European Athletics Congress held on 12 April 2015 in Bled, Slovenia was unanimously approved by the Council to be the First Vice President. Svein Arne Hansen of Norway is the new President of European Athletics. The other Vice Presidents are Frank Hensel, Gemany (33 votes) and Jean Gracia, France (32 votes).

Among the 13 Council Members, four more representatives of Balkan Member Federations were elected. These are Dimakos Panagiotis (GRE), Gregor Bencina (SLO), Gabriela Szabo (ROM), Salih Munir Yaras (TUR). Thus, there are five Balkan representatives in European Athletics Council for the first time ever.




Balkan Indoor Championship Biomechanical Analysis Report

You can download a Biomechanical Analysis Report for the event Pole Vault (men and women) held in Istanbul Asli Cakir Alptekin Athletics Arena on 21 February 2015 HERE













21 February 2015 - Balkan Indoor Championships
Istanbul

18 April - Balkan Race Walking Championships
Ayvalik

Invitation

Preliminary Entry Form

Final Entry Form

Official Programme

We kindly ask you to return the Preliminary Entry Form by Friday, 20 March 2015.

The deadline for submission of the Final Entry Form is Wednesday , 08 April 2015.







Gabriela Szabo is the new Minister of Youth and Sport of Romania

The legendary Romanian middle and long distance runner Gabriela Szabo was nominated Minister of Youth and sport of Romania on 3 March 2014.

Szabo is Olympic Champion in 5000m from Sidney 2000. She is triple World outdoor Champion (5000m in 1997 & 1999; 1500m in 2001), has four World Indoor titles (3000m in 1995, 1997 & 1999; 1500m in 1999) and dozens of titles, prizes and top rankings in various events.

After she resigned from active sports career , 38 year old Szabo is actively working for athletics in Romania as well as on international level. She is currently European Athletics Council member, IAAF Women Committee member and ABAF ex-officio member.

Last July Gabriela Szabo was appointed Council Delegate for the European Mountain Running Championships in Borovets, Bulgaria.