Minister Angelkova takes part in the awarding ceremony of the European Ski Cup first runs in Borovets

12 February 2016

Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova took part in the ceremony of awarding the contestants ranked first to fifth in the giant slalom runs held on the first day of the European Alpine Skiing Cup for women in Borovets.

In greeting both contestants and guests, Minister Angelkova stressed that today's event is a proof that the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria offers excellent conditions for high level ski racing and has the capacity of attracting more tourists. She presented the award to Simone Wild of Switzerland who occupied the honorary second place. Stephanie Brunner of Austria won the first place in the giant slalom and her compatriot Ricarda Haazer finished third.

The ceremony was attended by Krasen Kralev, Minister of Youth and Sports, Rositsa Ivanova, Regional Governor of Sofia Region, Vladimir Georgiev, Mayor of Samokov, Marc Girardelli, five-time world champion in alpine skiing, Tseko Minev, President of the Bulgarian Ski Federation and others.

During the week Bulgaria is hosting four starts for the prestigious trophy, something happening for the first time. This is the 12th European Cup in Borovets, however the first one for women.

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