The Slovene Sports Association/Slovenska sportna zveza is the umbrella organization for all Slovene sports clubs in Carinthia. It was founded on June 19, 1949 and as of today, 28 sports clubs with about 2,500 active athletes and 350 honorary officials and assistants are on its membership list.
The sports clubs are from all over the bilingual area in Carinthia and between them they cover almost all sports (football, volleyball, table tennis, alpine skiing, ski jumping, tobogganing, tennis, mountaineering, martial arts, boxing, sailing, fishing, chess, etc.). Many member clubs of the Slovene sports association are very successful and are among the top clubs in Austria in their respective sports. SK Aich/Dob plays in the austrian national volleyball league and competes in the Central European League an in the European Cup; SAK Klagenfurt/Celovec now competes in the regional league of the three Provinces of Carinthia, Styria, and Upper Austria; SV Achomitz/Zahomc ist one of the most successful ski jumping clubs in Austria. The clubs which are members of the Slovene sports association have produced many individual athletes who took part in World Cup events, European or World Championships, Youth World Championships, and the Olympic Games! Peter Wrolich (cycling), Tomaž Druml (nordic sports), Milan Hribernik (karate), Franz Wieser (boxing), Daniel Uznik (alpine skiing), Andreas Lausegger (snowboarding) and Dunja Lukan (chess) compete to this day in the international arena and are enjoying the support of the Slovene sports association.
The Slovene sports association cooperates with other umbrella organisations and sports federations in Austria and Carinthia, as well as with sports associations in Slovenia (notably with the Slovene Olympic Committee) and with the sports organisations of ethnic Slovenes in Italy (ZSŠDI) and Hungary.
The chairmen of the Slovene sports association:
Franci Zwittnig 1949-54
Janko Wiegele 1954-63
Hanzi Weiss 1963-66
Mirko Bogataj 1966-72
Danilo Prusnik 1972-87
dr. Ludvik Druml 1987-1992
Marijan Velik (since 1992)
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