Founded at the beginning of the longest siege of a capital in history – Sarajevo, the boxing club „Zlatni ljiljani“ proves that despite the most difficult obstacles, it is possible to achieve success and create a new generations of champions.
Azra Dedić was born in Bihać, the second child in the family. When she was born during the war years, her mom gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome--to whom she gave all her love and attention. Now twenty-four years old, she’s known to the public as a European Judo Champion, and is so much more. She’s the golden girl from Una, as many call her dearly.
Much of the fighting that took place during the Bosnian war of the 1990s occurred in the country’s mountains, hills, and countryside. Once littered with landmines that led to the destruction and decay of the hiking trails and mountain huts that served to connect the country and its people, Bosnia and Herzegovina is now re-establishing itself as a hub for outdoor and adventure tourism as it invites people to return to its mountains to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Dinaric region.
The importance of sports for children and young adults cannot be underestimated. Sports are a great way for children to learn essential life skills that will serve them in later life, such as teamwork, cooperation, and the principles of a healthy lifestyle.
January 31st marks No Tobacco Day. Launched in 1982 as a way to alert the public to the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, this day is now celebrated across the region. This year, activists from the “Klima Bez Dima” (“Environment Without Smoke”) initiative decided to organize an action in Mostar to commemorate the occasion.