Dear Athletes, dear Sports Professionals, dear Fans!

28 june 2017

The live TV broadcasting of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gave us the opportunity to make sure that the para sports are just as exciting as the sports of non-handicapped. There is no difference in the support, either they compete for the victory individually or in team, we are encouraging them all enthusiastically.

Goalball is a particularly exciting team sport, as players cannot see the ball, they can only rely on other perceptions and team harmony. I encourage everybody to come and personally make sure how great sport the goalball is. I assure you that the young Hungarian players will do their utmost to play well in front of the Hungarian audience!

Every world competition organized in Hungary is a common success of Hungary and the Hungarian sport. I would like to say thanks to the Hungarian Handball Federation and the Municipality of Budaörs City for organizing the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships.

I wish a successful performance for the Hungarian team, a pleasant stay for the guest teams and a good support for the fans!

László Szabó