lent1_slovenia_slovenija_maribor_pohorje_matej_vranic_stoMaribor, the capital of the region of Štajerska, is the second largest city in the country but at the same time it is nicely small and green. Its lively throb, superior culture and events, rich wine tradition and the oldest vine in the world, numerous possibilities for entertainment, relaxation and exercise in nature, as well as its reputation of relaxed openness and hospitality also led Maribor to the honorary title of European Capital of Culture 2012.

The city of Maribor merges with the wonderful nature of Pohorje’s forests and picturesque wine growing hills in one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Slovenia.

A quick trip up Pohorje, a green wonder of the Slovenian mountains that attracts hikers, bikers, adrenaline seekers, as well as lovers of peace to Pohorje’s primeval forest, waterfalls, streams and peat moors. During the winter, as the largest ski resort in Slovenia, snow blanketed Mariborsko Pohorje extends a warm welcome.

On wine roads, which from the city centre of Maribor itself criss-cross the hills of Slovenske gorice and foothills of Pohorje, lovers of excellent wines and cuisine, ethnological heritage, diverse nature and excellent viewing spots that open up views over green countryside and cultural-historic towns come into their own. Tourist homesteads and vineyards await you with homemade culinary delights and genuine hospitality, whether you are on a bike, on foot, on a horse or by car.

Tourist Information and Bookings
Maribor Tourist Board, Tourist Information Centre – TIC Maribor

Location: The venue, where this year’s official 24. Junior and 33. Senior European Taekwon-Do Championships will be held, is named Sports Hall LUKNA in the university city of Maribor.


Ljudski Vrt “Lukna” is a sports hall with the largest floor area in the country. Ground area measures 1,525 m2 (58 x 26,30 m), height of the hall is 14 m. The hall can be divided into two basketball or 4 volleyball courts, 6 badminton courts, table tennis courts or martial arts environment. The capacity of the tribune is 2,100 seats. In addition to large events, 500 more seats can be added.
The hall has 8 wardrobes and facilities for official personnel in competitions, doping control, journalists and TV broadcasts. The hall is intended for school sports education in secondary schools, sports practice and handball, basketball, volleyball, indoor football, badminton, table tennis, martial arts and sports rhythmic gymnastics. Cultural and entertainment events are frequently organised in the hall. Each year, the sports facility is visited by 40,000 visitors of it’s multitude of events.

Title: Sports Hall LUKNA
Address: Mladinska 29, 2000 Maribor

Date: The time of the Championship will take place from 10. – 15. 4. 2018.

Daily program:

  • Tuesday           10.4.2018     Team arrivals, registration (Hotel City****)
  • Wendnesday    11.4.2018     Team arrivals, registration, Weigh-in, Umpire meeting, Coach meeting (Hotel City****)
  • Thursday          12.4.2018     Competition, Opening Ceremony
  • Friday               13.4.2018     Competition, AETF Congress
  • Saturday           14.4.2018     Competition, Gala evening
  • Sunday             15.4.2018     Competition, Closing ceremony
  • Monday             16.4.2018    Departure of teams or stay for holidays

Both, the opening and closing ceremonies will take place in Sports Hall LUKNA in Maribor.

Awarding ceremony will begin in the evening hours in the main area of Sports hall LUKNA, where a rich cultural and art program will take place as well.

WadaITF is currently implementing ADAMS for all its international Anti Doping Activity.

The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose. It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.

Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Dutch and Arabic, not only is ADAMS easy to use, it is also free for WADA’s stakeholders allowing them to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against doping in sport. ADAMS’ multi-level access system protects the security and confidentiality of data.

ADAMS is a clearinghouse where all data can be stored, in particular laboratory results, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and information on Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). It facilitates the sharing of information amongst relevant organizations and promotes efficiency, transparency and effectiveness in all anti-doping activities.

ADAMS addresses the key activities of anti-doping operations through its functions:

Athlete Whereabouts The Web-based functionality allows athletes to comply with the whereabouts rules of their sport by entering their information from anywhere in the world. Additionally, ADAMS supports the delegation of this responsibility to an authorized representative such as team manager, agent or other third party. This functionality also helps anti-doping organizations share whereabouts information, crucial for supporting athletes so that they do not need to enter their whereabouts more than once via multiple means. Athletes can also modify their whereabouts through the use of SMS messaging to ADAMS.

TUE Management ADAMS facilitates online management of TUE requests, as well as online notification to those involved in the process. TUE information is shared with all and only relevant parties, thus for the athlete one submission is all that is necessary. Upon approval of the TUE, ADAMS also provides the athletes the option to print their Certificate of Approval for their records.

Test Planning & Results Management The ADAMS doping control database provided to ADOs is an essential tool for managing both an in- and out-of-competition doping control program. Stakeholders can use ADAMS to plan, coordinate and order tests, as well as to manage test results. Coordination of doping control programs in the ADAMS system helps to avoid duplication of testing efforts and harmonizes communications between testing authorities, sample collection agencies as well as WADA accredited laboratories. 

 Lab Results module WADA-Accredited Laboratories utilize ADAMS to submit test results to the appropriate authorities including WADA. In this way, Results Management Organizations are notified of results promptly and clearly and WADA is automatically engaged to ensure transparency in all results management processes.   

ADAMS was launched in 2005 for the initial pilot phase. The system has since then been introduced and implemented by most Anti Doping Organizations and all WADA accredited anti-doping laboratories.




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