STARS ON THE COPERNICUS CUP 2018

4th edition of Copernicus Cup, which is part of IAAF World Indoor Tour is coming soon. On the 15th of February in Arena Torun athletes will shine like stars! There will be an emotional competition - says the local government and general director.

There are three weeks left till the competition. It will be very intense time for organization committee. We are still talking to competitors and solving logistic issues. Copernicus Cup is included to IAAF World Indoor Tour since last year. It’s a distinction and prestige, but it’s causing more difficult challenges for organizers.

- IAAF trusts us. One year ago, IAAF proposed us to enter the IAAF World Indoor Tour, which is counterpart of Diamond League. Our presence in the Tour translates into prestige, global perception of Torun as a city of athletics. In this season we managed to invite truly great atheletes. Due to the fact that the Indoor World Championship are in Great Britain, the athletes from other continents compete more willingly in the Europe. For sure, in the city of noted astronomer Nicholas Copernicus, who is, as it were, the patron saint, the athletes will shine like stars – tells Krzysztof Wolsztynski, General Director of Copernicus Cup.

 This year in Arena Torun fans can expect a genuine group of athletics stars. General Director is admitting that there weren’t such strong cast of athletes in Poland yet.

- The Olympic, European and World medalists will come to Torun on 15th of February. I would like to mention the 2017 world runner-up 100m and 200m Marie-Josee Ta Lou, bronze medalist 800m Kipyegon Bett and German hurdler Pamela Dutkiewicz. I can also let out that we are negotiating with a few stars, we will announce the names soon – reassures Wolsztynski.

- Every year the stands are covered by the fans! The locals and people coming to Torun from other cities want to support the best athletes. The spectators, who are enthusiastically set,  have a positive influence on the competitors – emphasizes Pawel Wojciechowski, the pole-vaulter of CWZS Zawisza Bydgoszcz.

- I want to make the spectators happy and jump as high as I can. The minimum on World Championship is 5.78m. I can promise that  I’ll want to jump much higher in Arena Torun – convinces the 2011 world champion.

Copernicus Cup is taking place on the 15th of February in Arena Torun. The competition is qualified to IAAF World Indoor Tour, the most prestigious cycle of indoor meetings around the world.

The tickets are available at www.ebilet.pl