Adria Tour Tournament Director Djordje Djokovic has announced that the Adria Tour will not make a stop in Montenegro after the agreement couldn't be reached with the local authorities. Novak Djokovic, the man behind the Adria Tour project, wanted the Adria Tour to take place across four Balkan countries -- Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia.
The Adria Tour event in Montenegro was scheduled to take place on June 27-28. "For weeks, we have been trying to find a way to organize everything and prepare a spectacle for all sports fans. There were more challenges, starting with the fact that the citizens of Serbia are not on the list of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro and therefore we cannot travel to Montenegro.
We hoped that this measure would be changed, but that has not happened yet. This is an insurmountable obstacle, because the number of members of our team is large, and without them we are not able to carry out all the technical details flawlessly.
Our idea was to play on clay that would be imported and placed in an attractive location in one of the coastal cities just for that occasion, as well as to bring and set all the accompanying details - stands, constructions and other elements, all because of strict standards that we follow," Djordje Djokovic told Kurir.
"In addition to all that, it was necessary to organize the arrival of judges, line judges, accompanying staff, and numerous experts. Also, you should know that there are many other details related to the organization of such an event, which we do not have available in Montenegro, and that makes it difficult to organize the "Adria Tour" at the expected level.
But, that is simply not possible now, and that is why we decided to make the decision to cancel the tournament in this country, because we no longer have time to wait."
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"We are convinced that the circumstances will change and that in some future period, Montenegro will be our host.
We ask all actors to refrain from politicizing this decision, because by doing so we are only harming not only sports, but also our idea to promote good values, fair play, humanitarian work and community throughout the region," Djordje Djokovic said. The Adria Tour kicked off this weekend in Belgrade and their next stop will be Croatia.