What will you remember most about 2021? After the coronavirus and all the annoyances associated with the epidemic, of course. But what were other important events for Slovenia?
Fortunately, Slovenian athletes once again delighted us several times in 2021 with victories and medals.
In Tokyo, they won three gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the Olympic Games, and two more medals at the Paralympic Games.
Cyclists Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič won two of the three big multi-stage races again.
Climber Janja Garnbret has proven to be the best sports climber in the world.
The Nordic skiers took the podium six times at the World Championships, the volleyball players played in the European Championship final for the third time and won the silver medal for the third time.
The good news was also the completed renovation of Cukrarna [a former sugar factory]. The former »Ljubljana shame« on the banks of the Ljubljanica has become a new city landmark – the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The six-month presidency of the European Union was also important for the state of Slovenia. From July to December, it chaired a series of important meetings and sought to reconcile the different interests of all 27 members of the Union on a number of important issues. As a country where the right to drinking water is enshrined in the constitution, for example, it has reached conclusions on the global importance of water. Water scarcity affects peace and security, so effective water management is important.
And last but not least: lynx in Slovenia are promised better times! The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), was saved from extinction by importing lynx from Romania and Slovakia. The first two came in the spring of 2019. This year, five lynx settled in Gorenjska region.
Points To Consider
- Which athlete do you admire the most?
- What other event in 2021 do you find important?
- Which event in the world in 2021 do you remember the most?
The original version of this article was published on December 29th.
English translation courtesy of JL Flanner, Total Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.