Belgrade | Sports
Belgrade offers numerous sporting facilities for majority of sports and activities. While football clearly reigns Serbia's sports scene, Belgrade also offers plenty of great alternatives like basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, shooting and water sports.
Belgrade has hosted several major sporting events recently, including Eurobasket, the European Volleyball Championship, the European Water Polo Championship, and the European Youth Olympic Festival. Belgrade was the host city of the 2009 Summer Universiade chosen over the cities of Monterrey and Poznan. Belgrade Marathon Race is the largest and the most mass attended sporting event in Serbia.
Belgrade is also home to two football teams, Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) and Partizan, which have achieved remarkable success and have become famous all over the world.
With more than 1,000 facilities offering sports including swimming, water polo, football, basket ball, tennis, etc., Belgrade is ready to meet any sports challenge.
Belgrade Arena, meeting the latest standards and technology became Belgrade's trademark and one of the new symbols of the Serbian capital, as well as the place of interest for the visitors to the capital. Together with Prague Arena, it ranks as one of the best of its kind in Europe.
Belgrade has also given rise to several world class tennis players such as Novak Djokovic, the current Wimbledon champion, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic.
It is also important to note that amongst the European countries, Serbia is one of the most peaceful and safe countries for visitors and tourists. It is ranked very highly by UN Peace Index.