Bulgarian capital Sofia has officially applied to become the European capital of sport in 2017.
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova handed the application to Hugo Alonso, the European Capitals of Sport Association General secretary, Friday.The association works with the EU Commission under the White paper on sport.
“Our application for the European Capital of Sport award gives us a chance to give more sports opportunities in the city and to attract more citizens,“ Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said.
Hugo Alonso stressed that he is happy to receive Sofia’s bid for European Capital of Sports for 2017.
Sofia will compete for the prestigious title with the French city of Marseille.