Burgas welcomed the Olympic flame. The festive procession under the motto "United against doping and drugs through sport" set out towards square "Atanas Sirekov" exactly at 16:00 hours from the monument "Alyosha". The initiative was held on occasion the International Olympic day, which every year is celebrated with a series of events.
This year the honor of being the flame carrier was for Danail Slavchev - a swimming athlete. On the festive ceremony in the presence of residents and guests of the city, the young athlete gave the torch to Dr. Loris Manuelyan, deputy mayor "Healthcare and sports" in Municipality Burgas.
"Burgas won the honorary tittle to be European city of sports for 2015. Until now have been realized dozens of prestigious competitions, and more are exciting events are forthcoming. This shows that our city has a big sports spirit and gives start to the careers of Olympic hopes. - said the deputy mayor Manuelyan.
The festive procession will be accompanied by sports, sports figures, representatives of sports clubs, schools, volunteers - the football champions of the student games from High school "Geo Milev", students from Primary school "Vasil Aprilov", volunteers of the Municipal council about drug substances and the Local commission for prevention of anti-social acts of minors, with the special participation of representatives of spots club "Passport", sports club "Akulite", swimming club "Zapochni da pluvash" and SC "Briz".
Parallel to the procession, on square "Atanas Sirekov" /in front of the Municipality/ residents and guests of the city witnessed an attractive demonstration of the Chinese martial art Wushu from athletes of sports club "Bei Sin - Burgas", as well as a dance show "Disham" of people with disabilities from association "Social center" Burgas.
The event is organized by Municipality Burgas, section "Sport, preventions and youth activities" and Bulgarian Olympic committee, with the cooperation of Youth cultural center, sports club "Passport", Municipal council about drug substances and the Local commission for prevention of anti-social acts of minors.