Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland

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Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland
Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic
of Poland
“Orlik Basketmania” takes off!
2011-05-10
Almost 5 500 girls and boys from 549 teams have joined “Orlik Basketmania”, Poland’s
greatest youth basketball tournament. The event is taking place at 36 sports facilities built
under the programme “My Sports Field – ORLIK 2012”, in five Voivodeships in the south of
the country: Dolnośląskie (8 Orliks), Małopolskie (8 Orliks), Opolskie (4 Orliks), Podkarpackie
(8 Orliks) and Śląskie (8 Orliks).
Girls born in 1998-1999 were the first ones to begin competition at an Orlik in KędzierzynKoźle, Opolskie Voivodeship.
"Our secret dream is to see at least one participant of the “Orlik Basketmania” tournament
make it to the Polish national team" said Ryszard Stachurski, Secretary of State at the
Ministry of Sport and Tourism. “However, even if this doesn’t happen and if young people just
take up sports and begin to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, we will still have achieved our
goal”.
Eight boys teams and eight girls teams in each age category (winners of municipality-level
qualifying competitions) will reach the final tournament in each Voivodeship. The only
exception is Opolskie Voivodeship, where the finals will be played by four girls teams and four
boys teams in each age category.
Detailed information on tournament is available at www.orlikbasketmania.pl

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