A rich programme for the UP Sports Day 2023 was traditionally prepared by the Academic Sport Centre, which offered indoor and outdoor sports and games, team tournaments, individual disciplines and sauna. All physical activities within the Sports Day were free of charge for UP employees and students. At the end of the day there was a party with an accompanying programme, refreshments and a prize draw on the lawn in front of the shipyard.
Do you know what Olomouc’s university has in common with the village of Hodslavice near Nový Jičín? František Palacký. In 1946, our university was renamed in honour of the outstanding historian and politician who was born in Hodslavice in 1798 and whose life and work is commemorated there in his birth home and also by four of artistic outlook spots located in the immediate vicinity of the village. As part of the UP Sports Day and the ongoing celebration of 450 years of our university, a walking trip to František Palacký's birthplace took place. The day trip was designed as a walking tour with a visit to the exhibition in the memorial, with transport by the train. Paticipants could choose between 8 and 16 km trails.
The UP Faculty of Science Department of Information Science held its 8th annual Jiří Hronek Memorial Run. For the race in the Olomouc parks, six different lengths were offered, from a recreational 5 km to a proper 42 km marathon involving 13 circuits of the parks.
The first university chess tourney for UP students and employees was held during UP Sports Day in conjunction with the SC A64 Olomouc chess club.
The tourney was organised according to the Swiss system, with 6 rounds at a pace of 20 minutes per game. Winners received small prizes.
University students, employees and public had a unique opportunity to take a look inside the world of movement activities and sports for persons with special needs and get to know Expedice PřesBar (Over the Bar(riers) Expedition) which students from the IUP Faculty of Physical Culture Department of Applied Movement Activities prepare for special needs athletes.
The Expedition Superride trail went from the UP FPC complex in Neředín to Poděbrady pond. Participants went on their bikes or scooters, but they also tried out handbikes, tandem bikes, and other self-propelled means of transport.
At the finish line in Poděbrady there was an accompanying programme with live music and refreshments, and participants could contribute financially for this year’s Expedice PřesBar.
As the icing on the cake, the UP Academic Sport Centre prepared its traditional afternoon get-together at the UP Sports Hall complex on the lawn in front of the boathouse, which started at 3 pm. Participants tried out discgolf, foosball, speedminton, badminton, ringo, frisbee, croquet, pétanque, kubb, and mölkky. Children took part in many of the games and sports as well well in horse riding and various art activities.