In addition to the president of the European Athletics (EA), Svein Arne Hansen, the legendary pole vault jumper, honorary citizen of Bratislava and mostly the first vice president of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), Sergey Bubka will be present in Samorin at the 52nd International Athletic Meeting Pravda – Television – Slovnaft (P – T – S), which is happening on Saturday June 17th. Among the guests, there will be also the 1983 World champion in Discus Throw, Imrich Bugar
During the opening ceremony of P – T – S meeting, a bronze medal ceremony from the 2010 European Championship in Barcelona will be held for Lucia Hrivnak Klocova, which she gained after the disqualification of Maria Savinova from Russia.
Organizers are looking forward to the participation of nearly 130 athletes from 33 countries from all over the world, plus there will be a Russian Daria Klisinova competing as an independent athlete. Quality of athletes on the starting list of P – T – S meeting has increased compared to last year. Competitions in the hammer throw will be for the first time part of the prestigious IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge series. There will be 7 Olympic medalists , including two champions (Wlodarczykova, Toth), 11 medalists from the World Championships and another 20 medalists from the European championships, including the Slovak top athletes presented at the x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, on Saturday, June 17th, 2017.