Debrecen wins combined sports contest
The Sports Meeting of Cities of County Rights took place in Nyiregyháza between August 23 -25 with the participation of more than 400 contestants from 22 cities.
This year’s contest was the 16th of its kind. The objective of the event is the fostering of sports-relations among cities of county rights, the promotion of strengthening communal cohesion as well as the popularization of sporting activities and healthier life-styles. The participants were complimented by Mr. Károly Szita, president of the Alliance of Cities of County Rights, Ms. Dr. Tünde Szabó, secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources, responsible for sport affairs and by Mr. Ferenc Kovács, mayor of Nyiregyháza and also president of the Hungarian National Basketball League. Debrecen came in first overall at this complex contest, fetching the challenge trophy of the Sports Meeting of the Hungarian Cities of County Rights for the third time in the history of this sports event.