We firmly believe that sport is the most important Serbian brand!
At the top of the sports pyramid, Serbia usually puts those that are popular on a global level, but almost every national sports federation has a rich treasury with medals and trophies from international competitions. We like to say that Serbia is a “basketball country” and that we “live” for success in football, but our sports sociology is really versatile and diverse.
This pluralism and inclination towards different sports in Serbia could be noticed in the organization of the biggest sports events, and Belgrade is certainly known for that as it is considered a host of trust.
The history of sports in the Serbian capital is written on various surfaces: grass, concrete, wood, tatami, clay, racetracks, in the pool, and even on the street asphalt.
The capital of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia hosted the last car race before the start of World War II in 1939 – the Belgrade Grand Prix. The first and only Formula 1 race in our country was held on the track around the Belgrade Fortress.
In the 1950s, Belgrade was given the opportunity to host important sporting events. The first, held in 1953, is the World Bowling Championship in men and women’s competition. A year later, the European Sports Championship was organized for the first time, which made us famous all over the world.