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Romanian city is European City of Sports

The city of Iasi (north-east of Bucharest) was awarded the title of European City of Sports 2012 by the European Capitals of Sport Association (ACES).

The title was offered during an awards ceremony for the prize of the European Capital of Sports 2012, which went to Istanbul.

Iasi got the title of European City of Sports 2012 together with another nine big cities of the European Union such as Bilbao, Spain; Castellon, Spain; Charleroi, Belgium; Florence, Italy; Liberec, Czech Republic; Pescara, Italy; Preston, UK; s-Hertogenbosch, Holland; Viterbo, Italy.

Iasi is the only city in Romania to get this title of European City of Sports.

The project, which was also supported by an important number of Euro-parliamentarians, is carried out by the European Capitals of Sport Association, supported by the European Commission, Agerpres reports.

Iasi Mayor Gheorghe Necula said that the title of European City of Sports placed Iasi on the map of the important cities in Europe and put it on the same footing as big urban centres in Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain or Belgium.

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