Banja Luka Sports & Outdoors

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    Promenade along the river

    by Odiseya Written Dec 28, 2013
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    Promenade along the river Vrbas is very popular spot especially during summer. It is perfect recreational space, especially those between City bridge "Venice" (original name "Venecija") and City bridge "Rebrovac" (original name "Rebrovački most").

    Here is a long path suitable for running or recreational walking and ride a bike or skates. Within the big tree shade is perfect for hot summer days. Rest on benches and see a small river ducks or dajak boat ride. You could exercised on two modern outdoor working polygons. Next to the bridge "Venice" are several tennis courts and cafes. As well a outdoor sports fields, one for football and one for basketball. Second sports area is closer to the bridge "Rebrovac".

    Equipment: Sport cloth.

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    Dajak

    by Odiseya Written Dec 28, 2013
    Dajak in Banja Luka

    I suppose that word "dayak" (Cyrillic: дајак, Latin: dajak) for many people doesn't mean nothing or look very weird. It is actually a river boat, special kind and characteristic for Vrbas and City on it.

    Dayak is precisely name of piece of wood that serves to push the boat. That wood is used for relatively small depth where the paddle would not be helpful. Wood has a special tip or concurrence of two connected parts. The first part is a piece of metal pipe that enters the tree, or dajak, and followed by a sharp peak of high hardness steel.

    It is symbol of Vrbas and City on Vrbas.

    Equipment: river boat and contact the Sports club "Dajak" Banja Luka

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    Banja Luka City Stadium

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 22, 2013
    Banja Luka City Stadium

    Banja Luka City Stadium (Serbian Cyrillic: Градски стадион Бања Лука, read: Gradski stadion Banja Luka) is a multi-purpose stadium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Footbal Club Borac from Banja Luka.

    Many concerts or big cultural events take place here, for example: concert Lenny Kravitz and organizing and performing opera Emir Kusturica's "Time of the Gypsies".

    Equipment: Visit Banja Luka City Stadium, for most events here is mandatory to have a ticket.

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    Outdoor chess

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 22, 2013
    Outdoor chess

    Outdoor chess was a Banja Luka exclusivity a long time. Now is not like that and some other towns within country have that like my hometown Doboj. Still, it is notable that chess players in front of Museum of contemporary art are male seniors. I don't think that is here discrimination in site.
    Personal, I am happy to see diversity in city about activity that locals and tourists can see and do but I dint play chess.

    Equipment: Chess set is in special box next to chess table.

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    Above Banja Luka

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 21, 2013
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    Banja Luka have a long tradition in skydiving and aviation in region. In fact, first skydiving jump in Bosnia and Herzegovina was on 15th January 1948th in our club at the airport Zalužani in Banja Luka. Since then, skydiving was become tradition here and many records makes here.

    Parachute Club "Banja Luka" was hosted parachute European Championship and the World Cup from 13 till 19 August 2013th. This huge sport manifestation was held in Sports airport Zalužani. This year Banja Luka host 280 top paratroopers from 20 countries world wide. Even Bosnia and Herzegovina dint have their competitors, visitors (me among them) was enjoy in sky performing skydives from USA, UK, Ukraine, Belgium, Slovenia, Poland, Norway, Lithuania, Israel, Italy, Denmark, Austria, France, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Sweden and Hungary. The manifestation held seven days. compete in the following disciplines group relative jumps (Formation Skydiving 4 and 8 people - male and female competition) and artistic disciplines (Freefly and Freestyle).

    And this is only beginning. Next year (2014) Banja Luka will be host and World Cup.

    Equipment: Photo camera

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    Skydive Club “Banja Luka”

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 21, 2013
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    Skydiving Club “Banja Luka” is the legal inheritor of the first aero club in Bosnia and Herzegoina, which was founded in the 19th September 1932th in Banja Luka. It is actually one more legacy of Mr. Ban Svetislav T. Milosavljevic. For the first president of the Aero-Club was elected Dr. Methods Lazarevic.

    Interesting thing is that member of this club perform first skydiving jump in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was on 15th January 1948th in our club at the airport Zalužani in Banja Luka. First jump was accomplishment Nevenka Ličina Majc, popular call Nena.

    Skydiving Club Banja Luka establishing the Skydiving School Centre in Banja Luka. Aim is education and training for skydivers, skydiving and aviation personnel. It was also organizer of European Parachuting Championship and the World Cup, from 13-19 August 2013.

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    Sports airport and airfield Zaluzani

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 21, 2013
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    Airfield Zalužani is center of extreme sports in air. It was in fact a heliport and part of military barracks Zaluzani. It is placed on 142 m above see in wide valley not so far from urban center of Banja Luka and surrounding with a hills. It is very specious and today simple complex. It was keep some military monuments. Near is autodrom where is held a car and bike racing.

    Here is center of Air force alliance of Republika Srpska. Today main purpose of this airport is to train paratroopers, flight crew of aircraft and gliders and air sports as well for the implementation of activities and events such as European Championship and World Cup, that was held from 12. to 18. Augusta 2013. I visit this place to watch this spectacle.
    It is not on main road but is not far from nearest bus station and verily easy to find. I actually walk to this place from main train station and it take a time and even is very simple surrounding and houses along the road it was very nice walk trail.

    Equipment: Adequate sports equipment.

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    Sports hall "Obilicevo" - sports part

    by Odiseya Written Dec 15, 2013
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    Sport hall "Obilicevo" is build in the same name part of Banja Luka and, with Dom radničke solidarnosti, is multifunctional building.

    Sports hall "Obilićevo" formerly called Social home "Mejdan". The composition of public sports facilities sports hall "Borik" sports hall "Obilićevo" was added in 1995.
    As part of the cinema hall with 400 seats and a stage with 4x8 m, which now uses the City Theater "Jazavac". The movie theater can be organized public meetings, seminars, film screenings, etc.

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    Street workout

    by Odiseya Updated Oct 5, 2013
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    Street workout is new way of workout in region. It is combination of gymnastic, acrobatic and some of free style of workout on open area. This is and sport and global movement and lifestyle that connect and players (performers) and public.
    This sport can by engaged absolutely everyone, regardless of gender, age or physical condition. The sport is open to all, and in fact leads us to the three main characteristics of street workout that make it so popular: is free, it has a remarkable attraction and it is very effective for human muscles, joints and tendons.

    Till present Banja Luka have a three street workout area: in alley on riverbank of Vrbas between bridges Venezia and Rebrovački, on Banj Hill and in "Simo Matavulj" city suburb. In progress is building another one in big city park "Mladen Stojanović".

    First street workout area is in popular alleys and pedestrian zone near a University camp (old part) on riverbanks Vrbas. It have a two polygon with six devices each.
    Second workout area is on Banj brdo (Banj hill) and it have a 22 devices on 12 location on hill.
    I dint visit third location yet.

    Equipment: Comfortable clothing suitable for exercises and appropriate sport shoes. Area for street workout is open 24h and it is free.

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    Vrbas river - enjoy it

    by Odiseya Updated Apr 12, 2013

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    Vrbas in Banja Luka

    Vrbas is ideal for aquatic adventures such as kayaking, rafting, also for other kind adventures such as hiking, walking through the woods, camping, fishing.

    On this river are held numerous events and sports competitions.

    Discover why Banja Luka hosted European Rafting Championship 2005, World Rafting Championship in 2009 and European Championship in kayak and canoe in 2011.

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    Fishing on Vrbas river

    by Odiseya Updated Apr 12, 2013

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    Near Kastel fortress

    Vrbas is an exceptional destination for fly fishing for all passionate fans of this royal sport. Lower flow Vrbas in Banja Luka is rich in fish still waters: carp, pike and catfish.

    Vrbas river is primarily characterized by rare and precious species of fish from the family of salmonids such as brown trout, grayling and graft, which speaks of the unparalleled quality of water and specific fish stocks.

    Equipment: Equipment for fishing

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    Mountain Biking

    by Odiseya Written Dec 30, 2012

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    By bike and bye

    Untreated mountain areas around Banja Luka hidden trails ideal for mountain biking that are a real challenge for the sports enthusiasts and are a rich source of adrenaline. While riding a bicycle, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the natural landscapes.

    Equipment: Bike, helmet and adequate clotting.

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    Explore the surroundings of Banja Luka

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 24, 2012

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    With about 2400 acres of green space, including a valley around Vrbas river, Banja Luka is known as a green city. Near Banja Luka has a rich variety of wildlife forest and river fish, which contributed to the development of hunting and fishing in the area. Thanks to the nearby mineral springs (Laktasi, Seher, Slatina, Kulasi ...) Banja Luka has the basic conditions for the development of spa tourism and recreation.
    The hills around Banja Luka is popular picnic area. Most popular are Banj brdo (former Shehitluci), Treshnjik and Shibovi. Also, mounting Manjaca is near. You can see a city panorama from hills around the city.

    Equipment: Backpack with water and food. Good walking shoe and clothing adjusted weather.

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    Football club "BORAC" Banja Luka

    by Odiseya Written Dec 24, 2012
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    Football club Borac Banja Luka (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Бopaц Бања Лука, read: Fudbalski klub Borac Banja Luka) is famous professional football club from Banja Luka. Football club is part of the Borac Banja Luka Sports Society. The name Borac means "Fighter". Borac Banja Luka is one of the most successful clubs in Republika Srpska and also in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Football Club Borac was established in Banja Luka on 4 July 1926th. Football club renewed on 22 June 1945, after a four-year break since 1941 to 1945.
    Borac was 1988 become champion of the Cup and made ​​history as the only second league club in the history of the competition was the winner of the Yugoslav Cup. Borac was 1992 won the Central European Cup, and that was his first and so far only European trophy. Fighter in the European Cups played twelve matches and is the eternal list of UEFA. Banja Luka was host so far five international and representative matches.
    Borac was a member of the federal Yugoslav league until 1995. After become member of football union of Republika Srpska, where he became member of first division. He won the Cup of 1of Republika Srpska in 1995, 1996, 2009, 2011, and 2012. Also, Borac won the league title three times (2000/01, 2005/06, 2007/08).
    Within league of Bosnia and Herzegovina - we highlight National Cup Final 2003/04, third place in the Premier League 2009/10 and winning the Cup that year, as the biggest success - the championship 2010/11.

    Football club Borac plays its matches in the city stadium in Banja Luka with 7238 seats.

    Equipment: Visit Banja Luka City Stadium.

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    Floorball club "Gromovi"

    by Odiseya Written Oct 27, 2012

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    Floorball club

    Floorball, sometimes known as a Unihockey or Innebandy is relatively new sport that is rapidly evolving. This sport originally comes from Sweden and it played with sticks with a small ball inside the hall.

    Floorball club "Gromovi" (means: Thunders) is first floorball club in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded in January 2008.
    Since beginning, the club is one of promoter of this sports in country and one of best in Balkan region. There have juniors and seniors and only women's crew in country. Seniors compete in Floorball League Bosnia and Herzegovina and Regional floorball league.

    Some interesting information:
    In May 2009. seniors crew of young club was participate in the international tournament Istanbul Open Floorball Tournament and made ​​entry into the semifinals.
    The juniors crew ware champions in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the category under 15 years.
    Since September of 2009 the club was organizer of international floorball tournament call "Floorball BL".
    In 2010 the club organizes a youth league of Banja Luka.
    In May 2010 was formed a women's senior team which is also the only one in whole country.
    In August 2010 together with the Mercator mall Centre in Banja Luka was organized the first street floorball tournament.
    The club was one of the founders of Floorball League of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Regional floorball league with clubs from Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Equipment: Term of training for adults: currently was Sunday 19:00 am - 21:00 pm in Elementary school call Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj (near the Green Bridge) and from Tuesday 20:30 pm - 22:00 pm you can visit the Sports Hall Borik.
    The International tournament "Floorball BL" was held in beginning of August.

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