Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik said on the occasion of the boos that he heard during his address at the opening of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EJOF) in Sarajevo that he had an obligation to address at the opening, but that he did not say or did something that would be a reason for dissatisfaction and boos.
According to RTRS, during the opening of the European Youth Olympic Festival, a scandalous booing and whistles could be heard, and Dodik said it is well known local animosity.
He added that the EJOF is a joint manifestation and expressed the desire to celebrate the festival in the best atmosphere possible.
President of the Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, said that at the opening of the EJOF, Sarajevo once again showed that they are unable to accept open hands and to realize that there are events when they shouldn't show the bad sides of their faces.
As the prime minister of Srpska Radovan Viskovic said, it is unnecessary to comment on the behavior on the stadium "Asim Ferhatovic Hase", because where the reason stops, the BiH begins.
At the Olympic stadium "Asim Ferhatovic Hase", former Kosevo, the 14th European Youth Olympic Festival, which will last until February 16th, was ceremoniously opened in Sarajevo on February 10th.
The opening ceremony began with the entry of "Wolfy" to the stadium, the symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympic Games, which were held in Sarajevo, and continued with a music entertainment program.
And while the "Wolfy" was greeted with ovations, the politicians of BiH were greeted with boos and whistles.
The members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina were in the ceremonial loge, Milorad Dodik, Sefik Dzaferovic, Zeljko Konsic, Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka, and the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic.
The guest of this ceremony was Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.
EJOF 2019, the biggest multi-sport event for young Europe, is the most important sports event in Bosnia since the XIV Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo.
(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)