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EuroBasket the most memorable event in Slovenia in 2017

Ljubljana, 11 January - Slovenians will remember 2017 best by the gold medal at the EuroBasket, shows the outcome of the quest for word of the year at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU).

Istanbul, Turkey
Slovenian national basketball team lifting trophy after winning the 2017 EuroBasket
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

A seven-member jury has picked European champions as Word of the Year among the top ten words that marked last year.

The winning word is closely followed by cryptocurrency and arbitration.

Among the finalists were also fake news, harassment, anti-vaxxer, reconciliation, projectariate, second track and circular economy.

Almost a thousand people cast their vote in the campaign organised by the ZRC SAZU in cooperation with web portal of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija.

ZRC SAZU said the campaign would also be organised this year, as proposals have already started pouring in, such as crypto-slap-in-the-face and measles.

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