Daniel POKORNÝ

President of the Czech Association for Athletes with Intellectual Impairment

Dear athletes, dear guests and dear friends,

I am very honoured, together with my co-workers and the local organising committee of the Czech Association for Athletes with Intellectual Impairment that we will be able to welcome you to such an important sports event, which Down syndrome World Championships 2022 undoubtedly is.
It is a great honour for all of us to have been given the confidence to organise this championship. On behalf of our LOC, I can promise that we will do our best for a successful championship, which will be not only about sports performances, but also about joy, fair play and especially about social and human encounters, helpful and positive communication and new friendships and contacts in a truly global nature. We believe that, after pandemic years, such a special event is necessary to support sport activity and we are looking forward to the championship. All the more, for our organising committee it is obligatory that everything is prepared in detail and to the satisfaction of all participants.
As the venue we have chosen the Sports centre Nymburk, which is often used for Czech representatives in various sports. The centre itself is very well equipped for such an extensive event. Table tennis and tennis events are going to take place directly in this sports complex. Athletics will be organised in the nearby city of Mladá Boleslav.
We wish the championship to be successful and interesting to motivate all our representatives to further sporting diligence, but also to support friendships.

We would like to invite you to our country, a beautiful place full of breath-taking places and sightseeing, but also a land of kind, willing and helpful people.