Europese Kampioenschappen korte baan Rijeka 2008
Valko, de mascotte van de EK 2008 in Rijeka
De mascotte van de EK 2008 in Rijeka heet Valko!
Hier de Engelse tekst van de website van de EK met de achtergrond/betekenis van de naam. Zie voor de afbeelding de website. Klik hiernaast.
"Valko, the mascot, visually represents the stylization of the water wave and its physical appearance is inspired by the elements of water, dynamics, animation, a swimmer. Symbolic of the character is tied with Rijeka, city host, a city on Mediterranean sea with a new complex of sport swimming pools that are specific for their location at the very sea shore. The driving wheel of the new sociable happenings in Rijeka Is often called “the wave of Rijeka”, as the synonym for the success of the young athletes or the specific music expression of the town rockers.
De mascotte van de EK 2008 in Rijeka heet Valko! Hier de Engelse tekst van de website van de EK over de achtergrond van de naam. Zie voor de afbeelding de website.
In an unpredictable movement and the dynamics of the “wave” seem to be kept the important terms of reference of the sport competition that is full of unpredictability and intertwined emotions. Cheerful figure like it just jumped out of disturbed water, will accompany us till the end of the 2008. In its cheerful company we will welcome guests, competitors, experience records, escort medals ... and catch a wave of sport successes!"