Epilogue WCH 2017

The Královka Sports Hall, which hosted the Majorettes for 4 days, was orphaned and returned to everyday activities. The 5th World Championship in Majorettes Sports and the first commentated World Championship is already behind us, and I am pleased to say that it was a success.

I thank all the leaders, assistants, coaches and choreographers for responsible preparation of their charges; thanks them 562 formations were awarded during the competition (the start was changed by almost 4,000 contestants), the same number of diplomas were awarded, 57 sets of medals (1700 pieces) were passed out, 170 cups and 400 sport trophies.

I would like to express my compliments to foreign expeditions that have taken a long way to Prague: Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia. I am personally sorry for those foreign expeditions that looked forward to the competition and could not participate for various reasons: Madagascar, Nigeria, Chile, Switzerland; I wish them much to fulfill their dream, to be part of such a big competition.

Thank you for the smooth running and observance of the smoothness of the competition according to the schedule and timetable to all organizers, staffs and local organizer the Czech Federation of Majorettes Sports, headed by Mrs. Marta Pavelkova, who was the “pillar” of the whole competition. Special thanks to all parents and donors; the high level of the competition is also their merit and they have a large share of it.

I thank the VIP guests who contributed by their presence to the prestige of the competition, especially the representatives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Mr. Pavel Kaňka, Director of the Sports Department.

Acknowledging rightfully belongs to all attending paying audiences who have supported and created a unique sporting atmosphere. Thousands of unique viewers who watched the show I would like to be able to participate in the competition personally and to participate in creating a unique atmosphere and see the performances directly in the hall.

It was my honor to take part in this wonderful event full of movement joy, elegance and competitive enthusiasm. The whole competition can still be seen from the records, which are published on www.ifms-majorettes.com.

I am looking forward to the next, 6th World Championship in Majorettes Sports, which will be held on 21-26 August 2018 at the same place in the Kralovka sports hall, which I cordially invite you to.

President IFMS Ing.Josef Doležel

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