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Slovenia Welcomes Reigning Athletics Queen

Velenje/Ljubljana/Maribor, 9 August - The north Slovene city of Velenje roared on Friday as it welcomed its home sports goddess Jolanda Ceplak, the new European 800m champion and world indoor record holder. About 2,000 fans awaited her arrival on Friday afternoon despite gloomy weather. Ceplak first arrived in Ljubljana, where only a handful of people greeted her at a city's shopping centre, and then flew off in a helicopter to the second Slovene city of Maribor, before reaching her home destination in Velenje.

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