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Plovdiv has become the first Bulgarian city awarded by ACES Europe in receiving the award of European City of Sport for 2014. Located just over a hundred kilometers from the capital of Bulgaria, Plovdiv has proven experience sport in an intense way with a first-class sports facilities, quality programming and a high percentage of people who practice sports regularly.
This award is given the visibility it deserves to Bulgaria where has been developing in recent years interesting sports policies with large infrastructure investments that result in an increase of the population in the practice of physical activity.
"We congratulate the city for its quality, its host and its conception of sport as health, wellbeing and for all" said Gian F. Lupattelli, president of ACES Europe, who was part of the Evaluation Committee of the city.