Like millions across the world, Serbia’s Crown Prince Alexander is likely to be glued to the TV on Sunday, watching the newly-crowned World’s Number One challenge current champ Rafa.
The 24-year-old sports ace has performed at the top of his game all season, clocking up a marathon 43-match unbeaten streak and steadily winning his way to his first Wimbledon Final.
Team GB will welcome six national men’s basketball teams at a dress rehearsal for next summer’s big event. With one year to go before the curtain goes up on the London 2012 Olympics, basketball fans from Serbia and Croatia will get a first-look at the facilities.
With the paint hardly dry on the spanking new Olympic Basketball Arena, tickets for the London International Basketball Invitational (16-21 August) go on sale on 26 May. In what promises to be more than a practice run, teams from Australia, China, Croatia, France, Great Britain and Serbia will compete in the first event at any London 2012 Olympic Park venue.
|Serbian Great, Milorad Čavić|
Olympic preparations for some of the world’s top swimmers will begin in earnest when they meet in Banja Luka for the Fourth International Swimming Championships. With little over one year to go until the Opening Ceremony at London 2012, all eyes will be on the water for this international meet.
Swimmers from 18 countries will descend on the capital of Republika Srpska to participate in the Banja Luka Open 2011 (28-29 May), including Serbia, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Estonia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Israel, Bulgaria and Kenya.
While these swimmers are more than familiar with competing at major international championships. their sights are now set on big things around the corner. Many will be pinning their dreams on impressing national selectors and fast-tracking themselves closer to the London Olympics 2012.