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Sports aplenty this weekend

Ljubljana, 1 September - The first week of September will be a boon for sports aficionados in Slovenia, spectators and athletes alike, with hundreds of activities available.

Starting on Monday, 5 September, sports clubs around Ljubljana will open their doors for the Sport Week. The participating institutions and schedule of events is available at http://razgibajmo-ljubljano.blogspot.si.

This Saturday, a streetball tournament will be held in front of the Citypark shopping centre in Ljubljana deciding the Slovenian champions among primary and secondary school children.

Outside the capital, in eastern Slovenia, marathon runners are invited to Celje for a run in the picturesque Logarska Valley, an ultramarathon over a 75-kilometre distance.

For those wanting a shorter distance, runs from Mozirje and Ljubno to the valley are available. The details are available at www.drustvo-maratoncev-celje.si/logarska/logarska.htm.

In the north-west, riders will be able to brave 12 kilometres of switchbacks to the Vršič mountain pass. Over a thousand gather each year. More information is available at www.td-kranjska-gora.si/juris-na-vrsic.

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