AUBG Olympics 2017: CANCELLED
Monday, April 3, began with breaking news and communal concern about the organizational club activities of one of the biggest student-run clubs on campus. The annualy held event of AUBG Olympics – the multi-sport Olympiad, has now been announced cancelled. The reasons stated by the club representatives have included the little utilization of both the new sports facilities and the ABF Sport Hall, the club’s perceived decline of overall interest in sports activity, and the low participation levels at the AUBG Olympics challenges in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Since September 2016, AUBG Olympics has hosted a total of eight events –a self-defense workshop, a champions football and volleyball game nights against the best South-West University “Neofit Rilski” teams, a “Work out-Live longer-Live better” fitness and nutrition workshop and a volleyball, bowling, dodgeball, basketball, and table tennis event challenges.
According to some of the club members the sport spirit on campus has reached its worst low and there is no point in organizing the event. Further details are expected after the club’s regular Tuesday night meeting on April 4.
“I am really annoyed with how the things turned out,” commented Fatme Tsiko, a second-year student and a video editor at AUBG Olympics. “I’ve worked hard creating videos for the campaign, skipped classes in order to edit and shoot, and now I am told it was all to waste. Not impressed by all this.”
The current AUBG Olympics President, Martin Inkyov, has refused to give a comment about the club`s unprecedented decision. The rest of the crew has also expressed unwillingness to make a personal judgement after the sudden cancellation of the clubs’ 12th Olympiad.
The club’s official site has become inactive for any sign-ups and displays the following message: “Sport Spirit Not Found. Sorry, but the trait you are looking for does not exist on AUBG campus.”
AUBG Daily will start conducting a research for any further reasons
– financial and organizational, that could have contributed to the decision for the cancellation of the event.
N.B. Certain facts and statements in this article have been altered by the editors’ staff of AUBG Daily for club promotional purposes.