Over 50,000 participants at the 7th edition “Biggest Sports Hour”

  • Over 7,400 participants, from 21 cities, and over 46,000 spectators;
  • Three outdoor sports events, in Bucharest, Brasov and Mamaia, involving more than 50 sports classes carried out by 116 local trainers and 2 international trainers;
  • More than 2,800 people received free medical tests;
  • 2 charity causes supported by the Telekom Romania Foundation;

During June – July 2017, Telekom Romania, in partnership with SmartAtletic, has organized the 7th edition of the sports event “The Biggest Sports Hour” in Bucharest, Brașov and Mamaia. The event was attended by more than 50,000 people from 21 cities from Romania, who wanted both to make sport and to be supporters and spectators.

The fact that we are now at the 7th edition of the event series <<The biggest sports hour>> proves that more and more people understand that sport activity and an appropriate nutrition are key ingredients of a healthy life”, said Ruxandra Voda, Corporate Communication Director, Telekom Romania.

In 2010 when I first organized the first edition of the “Sports is good” festival at Bucharest, we didn’t even have time to breathe during the 12th hours of activities. It was the first event of this kind in Romania: 3 areas with fitness classes and cycling, healthy food, free entrance for everybody. 7 years passed from that moment in which the “sports hour” had developed qualitative and quantitative. It’s a unique sport festival of social responsibility, in 3 city, with 36 hours of sports activities.” said Bogdan Antohe, Managing Partner Smart Atletic.

More than 50,000 people participated in Bucharest, Brasov and Mamaia to the event. Everything there were around 35 fitness classes, coordinated by 118 instructors, and 18 sports areas such as: cycling, street workout, freewheel, table tennis, football, handball, Up&Down cross etc. In addition, 3 medical areas provided by BTL Romania were provided which offered over 500 ECG tests for the detection of sudden death syndrome and medical aesthetic sessions. The Red Cross, which offered first aid and resuscitation courses for 100 children and adults; And the Leventer Foundation, which offered tests for skin cancer.

Last but not least, through the event, the Telekom Romania Foundation supported two charity causes: 40 families without income from Giurgiu County will receive non-perishable food; and Hospice Casa Speranţei taking care of children and adults with incurable diseases, will receive financial donations gathered through the “Sport is good” cross, part of “The Biggest Hour of Sport” event in Brașov.