Training Camps


November 25, 2008 – TELENOR

Telenor organized a four-day training “2008 Front Line Rally” for all employees on November 25th in Hotel President. Telenor is ranked as the world’s seventh largest mobile operator with ownership interests in 13 telecommunications companies across Europe and Asia, and a total subscriber base of more than 159 million.
Telenor Serbia is first mobile network, since commercial launch, in 1994, earned the confidence of more than 3,125 million subscribers.
At Hotel President, we can say that excellent service that we provide to our distinguished quests is exquisite. Kovilovo was inspired by the alpinist spirit, we were hosts to more than 200 people daily, and we adopted our facilities to highest Telenor`s demands. Sports hall was divided into three areas:  Food and beverage area, working area with classrooms and, of course, a fun area with a DJ set.
BG Sport centre Kovilovo is the perfect place for leisure and relaxation, but also for organizing different venues, which one of the world’s largest telecommunication operators confirmed.

November 21, 2008 - First Meeting of Serbian Buiatric Association

The First Meeting of Serbian Buiatric Association was held on November 21st  in Hotel President in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. President of The World Buiatric Association, Univ. Prof. Walter Baumgartner attended the meeting. In the realisation of the The First Buiatric Meeting participated Serbian Buiatric Association, Veterinary Chamber of Serbia and Serbian Veterinary Society. About 200 participans, doctors of veterinary science, doctors of veterinary medicine working with cattle, sheep and goats gathered on this occasion. The First Buiatric Meeting of Serbian Buiatric Association was sponsored by Pfizer H.C.P. Coorporation.

November 18, 2008 – Association of Serbian Banks Symposium

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UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC is a member of UniCredit Group, one of Europe’s leading financial groups and it represents an undisputable leading international banking network in Central and Eastern Europe. UniCredit Group is present in 22 countries, with 180,000 employees and 10,000 branches and successfully services over 40 million clients.
UniCredit Bank Serbia once again gave opportunity to BG Sport Centre Kovilovo and Hotel President to host and organize reception on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 in the hotel’s Congress Centre. Hundred and fifty people from the banking sector gathered on that occasion. After the working session the guests enjoyed comfort of the pleasant ambient of Crystal Hall restaurant and the resort itself. Hotel President’s professional, well experienced and kindly staff provided maximum service, taking care of their performance while assuring unforgettable atmosphere.

November 01, 2008 - Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz organized a two - day car show on November 01 and 02, 2008 in Hotel President in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. Polygons for test drives and promotional tent were situated on the hotel parking, where Hotel President took care of catering, preparing excellent food accompanied with fine choice of beverages.
Mercedes Benz is a luxury brand and therefore it was a great pleasure that board of Mercedes has chosen Hotel President for their car show. It is well known that Mercedes Benz Serbia and Montenegro pays special attention to their customers with dedication to provide maximum service, and the staff of BG Sport Centre Kovilovo gave their maximum to be in accordance with that as well. Mercedes promotional car show in Hotel President will be remembered as one of the best organized in the region.

October 29, 2008 - First Conference on Category Management in Serbia

Crier Media Group Serbia (CMG) and International Centre for Professional Education (ICPE) organized on October 29, 2008 in Hotel President, BG Sport Centre Kovilovo, the First Conference on Category Management in Serbia. Special guest and the main spokesman was Jerry Singh, one of the leading world experts on Category Management. Golden sponsors of the conference were Delta Maxi Group and Delta DMD.
CMG is the media and marketing company, specialized in publishing business-to-business magazines. The group is truly international and the company is now recognized as one of the leading publishing and marketing companies in Europe. International Centre for Professional Education (ICPE) is company specialized in conference organization with leading world academics and business experts.
Hotel President, thanks to its contents, was up to this task and again provided maximum service. Participants of the First Conference on Category Management in Serbia were delighted with the service in Hotel President and in the organization itself.

October 22, 2008. UniCredit Bank

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UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC is a member of UniCredit Group, one of Europe’s leading financial groups and it represents an undisputable leading international banking network in Central and Eastern Europe. UniCredit Group is present in 22 countries, with 180,000 employees and 10,000 branches and successfully services over 40 million clients.

UniCredit Bank Serbia once again gave opportunity to BG Sport Centre Kovilovo and Hotel President to host and organize reception on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 in the hotel’s Congress Centre. Hundred and fifty people from the banking sector gathered on that occasion. After the working session the guests enjoyed comfort of the pleasant ambient of Crystal Hall restaurant and the resort itself. Hotel President’s professional, well experienced and kindly staff provided maximum service, taking care of their performance while assuring unforgettable atmosphere.

October 17, 2008. LOBI PR, The Future of Computing Tour, DELL, BG Sport Centre Kovilovo

PR and Marketing Agency Lobi PR and Dell Computers organized on 17th October 2008. An presentation in Belgrade in Hotel President BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. Dell's Global Road ShowThe Future of Computing Tour “ is designed to showcase ability to simplify IT through leading products, solutions and services while protecting planet.

epc logoFor Dell simplifying IT is key to success. Learn how to reduce cost and complexity, how to invest your time, money and personnel in innovation rather than in maintenance. The main goal of Dell Company is “Share our vision. Let’s shape the future together”.

October 14 2008. Belgrade, Belgrade Philharmonic, Workshop in Hotel President

Hotel President had an opportunity and a great pleasure to be the host for Belgrade Philharmonic for the all day workshop which was held on Thursday, 14th October 2008 in Congress Center. Following the world trends in modern management, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra was the first cultural institution in Serbia to conduct a professional training program in optimizing the resources and improving the quality of work on all levels in Hotel President`s Congress Centre, well equipped and with multifunctional meeting rooms, capacity up to 300 persons, representing the perfect place for conferences, seminars and other big events. The smart and stylish restaurant, Crystal Hall, is accompanying the events taking place in Congress Centre.
The Belgrade Philharmonic was founded in 1923, at the time when most of the major European cities of the period had already had their respective Philharmonic Orchestras. Its founder, the first director and principal conductor was Stevan Hristic, one of the most important Serbian composers and conductors.

After the turbulent 1990s, that affected the quality of Serbian music scene, the new millennium brought hope for the return of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on to the international stage, as well as the tours in the important musical centers of Slovenia, Austria, Italy and Sweden. Young musicians, educated in the world music centers, arrived in the Belgrade Philharmonic creating a new image of the Orchestra, with an average age of 28.
A half-hour long presentation held by Veselin Jevrosimovic, managing director of the ComTrade Company, on the significance of a good team both in economy and in culture came as a surprise and attracted considerable attention. The day was also used for the get together and better acquaintance among the different sections of the institution within the working groups, as well as during lunch and the evening cocktail party. 

This creative workshop was only an initial impulse toward a positive process of change. A corporate project team was formed and charged with the analysis of results and the implementation of agreed conclusions.

October 11 2008. Beograd, Coca Cola HBC Serbia Sports Day, BG Sport Centre Kovilovo

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is one of the leading largest soft drinks producers. With over 41.000 employees, Coca-Cola HBC distributes soft drinks to over 540 million consumers in 28 countries, all over the world. The history of Coca Cola HBC in Serbia starts in 1997. Company employs local capacities, constantly investing in local markets and contributing to local community.

Coca-Cola organized Sports Day for all its employees on Saturday, 11th October 2008 in prestigious complex of BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. 1600 employees and members of their families enjoyed in beautiful green landscape, outdoor sport courts, sports hall and football fields. Special program for the youngest participants, various interesting workshops, trampolines and music program was prepared by the Next juice from the family of Coca-Cola products and Animation Agency “Čigra”.

October 4, 2008. Belgrade   WURTH Sports Day, BG Sport Centre Kovilovo

WURTH Company has organized on Saturday 4th October 2008, Sports Day for all employees in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. Sports day is event staged by Wurth Company, in which participants were involved in competitive team or individual sporting activities, with the aim of winning trophies or prizes, all this along with karaoke contest and field picnic. Wurth Company employees enjoyed in pleasant environment as well as in accompanying sporting activities. The crown at the end of the event was the awarding ceremony for the best contestants.

BG Sport Centre Kovilovo and Hotel President thanking to its various capacity and formidable location have had opportunity and greater pleasure to be hosts for leading national and international companies. Hotel President’s kindly staff is providing great service during organization and preparation of the various events, receptions, celebrations, sporting events, gala dinner parties, taking care of the greater performance and atmosphere. Companies that showed their trust in us by organizing prestigious presentations, seminars and events in the last were: CompAir a leading global supplier, providing higher performance and lower operating cost compressors and ancillaries for a broad range of applications, Multinational Company Office 1 Superstore leading manufacturer of office movables, AD Imlek, RHAU the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry, KPMG International - global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, The Skills Training Center provider of trainings, human potential development, organization and unique team building and other activities.

September 29, 2008. Club Partizan and Rozek Ivan – Trap champions of Serbia

Nenad Smiljanic, from the Shooting School of the Clay target Shooting Federation of Serbia,  was a pleasant surprise for all shooting sport fans; he won the third place on the State Championship in the Clay Target Trap event, which was held on September 27th and 28th  2008, at our Olympic Shooting Range.
Rozek Ivan from Stara Pazova, member of the Jedinstvo Trap Club, won championship title in individual shooting  with 120 targets.
Last year`s champion, Nenad Mamuzic, took the second place, and Partizan won in team shooting contest with 280 targets.

September 25, 2008. Beograd.
AD IMLEK- Prezentacija za vodeće hotelijere i restoratere Beograda i Novog Sada

Company IMLEK has organized on Thursday, 25th September 2008, the presentation for the leading hoteliers and restaurateurs of Belgrade and Novi Sad in Crystal Hall restaurant of Hotel President. Accentuation of this gathering was on implementation of the broad range of IMLEK products in the cuisines of the leading hotels and restaurants of Belgrade and Novi Sad. Over hundred participants from eminent HORECA sector were present at this event. Famous journalist pair, Gorica and Dragan from the B92 morning show “Dizanje”, were hosts for the presentation; they announced the beginning of cookery spectacle. Three chefs prepared food for all guests live on sight. Famous RTS chef, Mr. Dejan Markus from the TV show “Kuvati srcem”, made starter dish, Hotel President chef, Mr. Marko Prodanović prepared main course and InterContinental pastry chef, Mr. Zdravko Gavrilović desert. All specialties were made from IMLEK range of products. After the presentation, guests enjoyed in the music of the Balkan Express Band as well as in food and comfort of the pleasant ambient of Crystal Hall restaurant. Hotel President’s kindly staff provided maximum service. The event was media accompanied.

September 19, 2008. Olympics Champion again in Kovilovo

Czech David Kostelecky started from Kovilovo to the Olympic Games in Beijing to get Gold Medal…
Kostelecky has chosen our top level shooting range to prepare for the Olympic Games and result is the title of Trap Event Champion.
“I have surprised everybody in Beijing… In finals, in very difficult conditions, with hard rain, I have shot maximum of 25 clay targets and that decided a winner. I succeeded and was better then two big aces, Russian Alipov, my friend from junior days and Australian Diamond who might be the best Trap shooter ever”.
From 15th – 21st of September, David Kostelecky has prepared again in Kovilovo for upcoming Finals of World’s Cup in Minsk, which starts at 25th of September.
Hosts were the President of Serbian Shooting Sport Federation for clay targets, Mr. Milan Šotra and Sports Director, Mr. Nedeljko Vajagić. Kostelecky said that here are top level conditions for work and that he is cosidering to come to Serbia.

September 17, 2008. BG Sport Centre Kovilovo - European Shooting Confederation
Training Centre

epc logoBG Sport Centre Kovilovo is recognized as an European Shooting Confederation (ESC) Training Centre. This is the confirmation that our Shooting Range has been made in accordance with to the highest world standards.
The ESC Presidium meeting was held in Osijek, Croatia and criteria of selection were: electronic targets, shotgun ranges, coaching and accommodation facilities, restaurants, meeting rooms, medical centre and gym.
As our centre fulfils all the criteria mentioned, and more then that, this certificate is important for us as a proof of our good work and success.

September 06, 2008     Belgrade Attaché Association GET TOGETHER DAY

Belgrade Attaché Association organized the Get Together Day for their members and families in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo, on Saturday, September 06, 2008. BG Sport Centre Kovilovo representatives conducted a sightseeing tour to enable the participants to get acquainted with all the facilities of this complex. The day continued at the Clay Target Shooting Ranges and sport courts and green areas. With delicious food and fresh drinks, this fine and warm September day has become everybody’s pleasant memory.

July 30, 2008 MINI MAXI Camp

The biggest football playground – Mini Maxi Camp will take place from August 18 to 22, 2008 in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. This program is designed for children aged from 7 to 14, based on up-to-date methods for gaining the football skills, under the leadership of experienced coaches and expert presenters.

The Children’s Football Association started with similar programs seven years ago and organized camps throughout Serbia, and now the children will have the opportunity to practice on the same football field as the National Football Team of Serbia.


The First Annual Forum on Communications took place on June 26, 2008 in Hotel President’s Congress Centre, organized by the Ekonomist Media Group. The representatives of the most eminent media companies and PR agencies from Serbia and other countries from the region discussed the issues concerning the media, public relations and marketing, emphasizing on the importance of the relationship between the parties involved in those activities.

Following the official part of the Forum, the participants tried their skills in clay target shooting and finished their day with the cocktail dinner at the swimming pool, while enjoying in the synchronized swimming show performed by the National selection of Serbia.

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21/06/2008 Southeastern Europe Shooting Championship

Belgrade will be the host of open Southeastern Europe Shooting Championship for rifle and pistol on the small caliber shooting range of “BGD Sport center Kovilovo” from 23 to 27 June, organized by the Shooting Federation of Serbia.
For many shooters, and the Serbian Olympic competitors, this championship will be one of last tests for the Olympic games in Beijing (8-24 August). 300 shooters and officials will take part from 16 countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia (Paralympics team), Hungaria, France, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine (Paralympics team), South Africa, Greece, Slovenia, Serbia (Olympic and Paralympics team). They will use air rifle and pistol and small caliber pistol – 3 position shooting and Olympic match, SC pistol 50 meters, and quick shooting 25 meters for men and pistol for women for juniors and seniors.
In addition to the representatives from Serbia, the shooters who were applied by the clubs will participate. Zoran Stoiljkovic, the selector decided to invite the following shooters:
 Rifle- senior men: Stevan Pletikosić ("Čika Mata", Kragujevac), Nemanja Mirosavljev (Novi Sad), Milenko Sebić (Policajac) i Dragan Marković (Novi Sad).
 Junior men: Dejan Pešić (Pančevo), Marko Živiž (Niš), Stefan Tošić (Partizan) i Arsenije Todorović ("Lukanjac", Pirot).
Senior women: Lidija Mihajlović (Niš), Andrea Arsović, Tatjana Savić i Jelena Banović (sve Partizan), Bojana Nikolić (maiden name Pejović, Policajac).
Juniork women: Ivana Maksimović i Dragana Todorović ("Novi Beograd – Ušće") i Jelena Živković (Jagodina).
Pištolj – seniorke: Jasna Šekarić, Zorana Arunović i Jasmina Grgić (sve C. zvezda).
 Junior women: Aleksandra Ristović (Zvezdara), Bobana Veličkoviž ("Bor 030") Ana Radovanović ("Aleksa Dejović", Užice).
Seniori: Damir Mikec (Policajac), Andrija Zlatić ("Aleksa Dejović", Užice) i Dimitirje Grgić (Crvena zvezda).
Junior men: Duško Petrov (Kikinda).

Olympic Games qualification result were achieved by N Jasna Šekarić i Damir Mikec (pištolj), Lidija Mihajlović, Nemanja Mirosavljev i Stevan Pletikosić (rifle).


The Egyptian sport official Mohamed Wahdan, for nearly two decades remains present in the world of shooting, and for the last three mandates keeps being elected for the vice president of ISSF and practically the first man for the shotgun events (clay targets).
He has been a friend of Milan Sotra, the president of Shooting Federation of Serbia for many years now, and his useful consultant ad associate during the building of the shooting range of the “BGD sports center Kovilovo”, one of the best in the world and the place where he is often a guest. He was there on the World Cup in Shotgun Events, from 13 to 22 June.

  • My friend Milan Sotra with a great team of associates organized this World Cup on a very high level, as always – stated Mohamed Wahdan. – I feel that this competition as far as the number of nations participating the most numerous in the history of ISSF with 67 countries and the reason for this great response is that Olympic Games in Beijing are at hand. Everyone wants to check their readiness on time, on a good object which gives a realistic impression of the result.

Only the Americans and Australians are not here out of all participants from the superpower countries?

  • Some of the shooters are in the special camps, as for example world champion Michael Diamond from Australia, and Hancock from America… They don’t want to travel and fly from one part of the world to another with the most important competition in this season so close. The Italians and the Russians left some of the aces in their camps, nevertheless, 390 top class competitors took part in this World Cup.

You are also a delegate of ISSF and practically the head of the competition on the Games in Beijing. You tried out special clay targets which will be used on the Olympic shooting range. What is your impression?

  • More than a year ago ISSF and the organizers of the Games in Beijing agreed that we must make some special clay targets and a Chinese factory got the contract. As a officer of ISSF I cannot mention the name of the factory because it would be advertizing, thus a conflict of interests. I spent a few days in that factory, and the targets were made based on our instructions. We tested them unofficially before the world cup in Beijing, made a poll among the competitors and coaches and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the work because only minor remarks were given. I recently went to the factory and the birds were finished and improved and the impressions are fantastic.

Is it a new product?

  • These birds are one of rare things that Chinese still do not want to export and will be used only in China. The factory is making them free of charge for the organizers of the games which is a significant help. This kind of bird disperses in the air, creating a colored cloud so that the spectators can monitor the competition which is very important for TV too. They are also completely ecologically safe, dissolving naturally leaving no consequences. By the way, we estimate that 80 000 birds will be spent on the competition in Beijing and 120 000 more on the trainings.

From the program in Beijing two events have been removed, Double Trap for women and running targets for men. Was it the decision of ISSF or IOC?

  • I am at liberty to tell you that it was a common decision. IOC asked us to reduce our medal winners for two sets and we decided to choose the two which have the fewest competitors from the fewest continents. But I must say that this sport didn’t lose anything with this decision because the number of the competitors in the other disciplines increased and now we have 390 shooters on the Olympic tournament which makes us one of the most massive individual sports there.

Is there going to be any changes in the Olympic program for the 2012 Olympics in London?

  • ISSF got very good grade by the IOC for everything we have done on the developing, building quality facilities and spreading in certain regions, as well as media presentation. The shooting was voted to stay in the Olympic program with a large number of votes on IOC congress in Singapore as one of the oldest individual sports. Two disciplines have been excluded In Beijing so that in London there will be no changes as well as in at least one Olympic cycle.

17/06/2008 Sheikh Salman el Sabah flew in on a private plane

Sheikh Salman el Sabah ( Kuwait), the president of Asian Shooting confederation, one of the most influential people in the International Federation too, visited Belgrade Sports Centre Kovilovo ( flew in on a private airplane with 17 person escort) and attended the opening ceremony and trap competition. In his conversation with the president of the Organizing Committee of the World Cup (which will be held in Kovilovo from 13 to 22 June), emphasized that this facility represents one of the finest and the best objects in the world and announced that the shooters from a large number of Asian countries will come to Kovilovo to prepare for the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Sheikh Salman el Sabah, sport official from Kuwait, is one of the candidates for the president of ISSF. New head of the world shooting sport will be chosen, to replace Olegario Vasquez, on the Congress of ISSF during the fiftieth world championship in Munich 2010.

14/06/2008   Opening ceremony for the Shooting World Cup held

The competition (14th -22nd June) will have a record number of contestants participating, 390 of them from 67 countries. It was opened by technical delegate Demetris Lordos (Cypress) wishing good results for the contestants on behalf of the ISSF, and also wished for them to take most beautiful memories, thanking the president of the Organizing Committee Milan Sotra for the excellent conditions for the competition.
The participants and guests were greeted by the president of the Organizing Committee and Serbian Shooting Federation for clay targets Milan Sotra. President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia Ivan Curkovic wished the guests a pleasant staying and good results in the Olympic year, and Aleksandar Sostar, the assistant of the minister of youth and sport Snezana Samardzic Markovic , stated that, once again, a significant competition promoting the shooting sport will be held in Belgrade, the sport which demands a steady hand, develops intelligence, concentration and coordination.
With the sounds of Serbian national anthem “Boze pravde”, the flag was hoisted on the pole by the owner of the 5 Olympic medals Jasna Sekaric, who will participate in the Olympics in Beijing for the fifth time.
The organizing of the World cup was supported by Ministry of sport and youth of Serbia, Olympic Committee of Serbia, the companies “Toyota automobiles” and “Lasta” (the official transporters) and “Belgrade sports centre Kovilovo” with hotel “President”
The first day, Sunday, June 15, 2008, the competition for women, trap, will be held. Serbia has no representatives on that competition.

13/06/2008  The delegate of the FISU toured the shooting range for the Universiade
“Belgrade 2009”

The delegate of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Ivana Ertlova (Czech Republic) inspected the objects of the “BG sport center Kovilovo” where the shooting competitions (the Olympic Program) will be held during the Universiade in Belgrade.
-I am extremely satisfied with the conditions, the object is extraordinary and I think that there will be some good results too-said Ertlova, who will stay in Belgrade and view some of the competitions of the World Cup of the clay targets shooting from the 14th to the 22nd June.
-Everyone in FISU were pleasantly surprised by the response of the countries for the shooting contests in the Universiade in Bangkok last year, when 53 countries’ shooters in classic shooting and 20 counties in clay targets shooting took part, although it was the first time that this sport appeared in the program. This made that shooting tournament one of the tournaments with the most participants. We expect that even more countries will take part in Belgrade.

The hosts to Ivana Erlova were the president of the Shooting Federation of Serbia for clay targets Milan Sotra and dr.Slobodan Drobnjakovic the chief manager of the “BGD sports centre Kovilovo”, and in the delegation there were the president of the Shooting Federation of Serbia obrad stevanovic and Nenad Petkovic, the director of the shooting contest of the Universiade in Belgrade 2009. Srecko Pejovic, the independent expert consultant of the SF of Serbia Goran Maksimovic and Milos Vidic from the facility sector of the Universiade in Belgrade.

Record  number of countries -  68 at the World Cup in shotgun events in Belgrade

The fourth World cup clay targets shooting in the Olympic year will be held in Belgrade, from 14th to 22nd June with 390 contenders, both men and women, from 68 countries. On the shooting range of the “BGD sports centre Kovilovo” there will be a great number of world famous stars.
-This World Cup will be remembered for the greatest number of the countries which sent shooters, 68 of them. – says Milan Sotra, the president of the Shooting Federation of Serbia for clay targets, after the meeting with Petros Kyritsis, the director of the competition on the World Cup.

  • We will have the pleasure of greeting the vice-president if the ISSF, the Egyptian sport official Methat Wahdan who will be the technical delegate of the ISSF on the Olympic Tournament in Beijing as well as  Sheikh Salman S.S.H. Al Sabah from Kuwait, the president of the Asian shooting confederation…We extend our gratitude to Olympic Committee of Serbia, Ministry of youth and sport of Serbia, Toyota automobiles and Lasta, and of course “BGD sports centre Kovilovo” which gave exceptional hospitality in the President Hotel and excellent conditions for competition in, perhaps, the best range in the world…

The ceremony of opening is on Saturday, June the 14th at 20.00 hours on the shooting range in Kovilovo. On Sunday, June the 15th the women’s contest in the discipline of trap will start at 9 o’clock, the finals start at 17.30. Admission is free. The shooting range is situated on Zrenjaninski Put road, about 8.5 kilometers from Pancevacki Most bridge.

Olympic Clay targets in Belgrade
On the shooting range in Kovilovo, during the official practice on the World Cup for double trap on 17th June, for the first time, the special clay targets will be presented, and that kind of targets will be used on the Olympic Games in Beijing. That is the new model, made in China, it fully disperse when it has been shot, leaving the colored cloud so that the spectators can maximally enjoy the competition. It will be rated by the delegate on the Olympic Tournament Medhat Wahdan (Egypt), who is also the vice-president of the ISSF and Dimetris Lordos from Cyprus, the technical delegate of the World Cup in Belgrade (14-22 June).

April 03, 2008  Shotgun Competitions




I KUP: Mamuzić, Rožek, Pavlović R, Lukić Z, Stevanović, Pavlović M,
Šotra Milan




I KUP : Jedinstvo,  Partizan, Queen, Šotra Milan




II KUP : Pavlović R, Pavlović M, Šotra P, Milosavljević P, Lukić Z, Ristić,
Kljajić Brane

Shotgun Competition's Season started on March 1st.
Competitions that took place so far, at Shooting Range Kovilovo were The First Serbia Cup (March 08 - 09) and the Second Serbia Cup (March 29 - 30) at Trap Events.
All the results are available at the Clay Target Federation of Serbia web site
We would like to point out that the most successful competitor at the First Serbia Cup was Rožek Ivan with 133 hits (116+17) and Pavlović Miloš at Second Serbia Cup with 127 hits (113+14).
At the Team Events, “Partizan” scored 312 hits and won at First Serbia Cup, while “Jedinstvo-Trap” celebrated victory at the Second Serbia Cup with 319 hits.

The Competition Calendar of Clay Target Federation of Serbia includes 8 Cups and Serbia Championship at domestic competition, and 4 International Grand Prix competitions, and The World Cup 2008 in Shotgun events, which will take place at shooting range Kovilovo from 13 to 23 June 2008.

II KUP : Partizan, Jedinstvo, Rikošet, Kljajić Brane


March 05, 2008       30th  International Fair of Tourism Belgrade

The presentation of Hotel President and BG Sport Centre Kovilovo was organized at 12.00 a.m. on March 01, 2008.  More then 60 visitors had the opportunity to get acquainted with different hotel, congress, sport and outdoor facilities and services rendered in this unique complex. The presentation ended with a networking cocktail prepared by Hotel President’s skilled Chiefs.

Feb 22, 2008 Championship of Roof Coverers of Serbia in Hotel President’s Congress Centre

BRAMAC Company organizied the 2nd Championship of Roof Coverers on February 16th and 17th  in Hotel “President’s” Congress Centre.
The most beautiful Bramac roofs of 2007 were presented, and the jury that consisted of the expert team of Bramac, had a very difficult task to choose the winners in all categories, since this year’s competiton was a tough one. The winners of this Championship will participate in the 9th International Championship of Roof Coverers that will take place in Roumania in 2009.

The successful “roof coverers” tried their sport ‘s luck in flaying targets shooting competition as well.

January 12, 2008       2008 STARTED WITH SPORT ELITE

In 2008 the first guests of Hotel President and BG Sport Centre Kovilovo were the national handball team of Serbia, preparing for the pre-qualifying matches for the World Championship.
After them, two among the best European basketball team stayed with us: Dynamo Moscow and Real Madrid.
It was a special honor for us to be able to host, together with the Women Senior Volleyball Team of Serbia, the world champions, National Team of Russia as well. Serbia and Russia played two friendly games in our Sports Hall, while getting ready for the
European qualifications for the 2008 Olympic Games.
The Volleyball Federation of Serbia organized the Press Conference in Hotel President’s Congress Hall on January 12, 2008, with 17 media houses present. Both Serbian and Russian Head Coach expressed their firm opinion that both Russia and Serbia will be in Beijing in August.


At the end of another successful business year, Hotel President received one more important award, this time from Diners Club International: Diners Club recommended for 2008, by members of Diners Club International. Hotel President is the only hotel amongst 40 companies that received this members’ award. Our sincere thanks to all that voted for us.

December 03, 2007     BIZNIS BAZA – at the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade’s Stand

BG Sports Centre Kovilovo and Hotel President were present at the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade’s stand at the 6th International Entrepreneurship Fair – BIZNIS BAZA – held at the Belgrade Fair from November 28 to December 01, 2007. This was an excellent opportunity to continue the successful cooperation between our two houses, as well as to meet and contact the other exhibitors and representatives of various departments of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade.

October 30, 2007        30th International Tourism Fair Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee of 30th International Tourism Fair in Belgrade( Februarz 28 to March 02, 2008)  held its meeting in VIP Room in Hotel President on October 30, 2007. Mr. Goran Petkovic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development of Republic of Serbia was presiding.

After the meeting, Mr. Petkovic and other members of the Committee, representing the most important segments in tourism of Serbia, visited the facilities of Hotel President and BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. The meeting continued with the working lunch in the Crystal Hall of the newly opened Hotel's Congress Centre.

October 22, 2007        One New Record in World Cup Final 2007

56 of the best shooters of the world from 21 countries competed on one of the best shooting ranges in the world, in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. All of the participants praised the technical capacities of the shooting range and were more then pleased with the additional services offered: hotel, restaurants and sports facilities. All the conditions as per ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) rules were met and ISSF commended the organization of this competition.
Russian competitor, Ms. Erdzhanik AVETISYAN achieved the new European final record for women in Skeet event, with 98 targets. The best team was the Italian team with the total of 4 medals (two gold and two silver), followed by the Russian team with 4 medals as well (one gold and three bronze)….

Here is the results table:





Trap Women


DEL DIN Daniela (SMR)

LIU Yingzi (CHN)

Skeet Women



DEMINA Svetlana (RUS)

Trap Men

FRASCA Erminio (ITA)

MOLA Massimiliano (ITA)


Skeet Men




Double Trap Men

ELLER Walton (USA)

HU Binyan (CHN)



Opening Ceremony of the World Cup Final 2007 in Clay Target Events

During the Opening Ceremony, the best shooters of the world in clay target events in Trap, Double Trap and Skeet were greeted by the President of the Organizing Committee of the World Cup Final 2007, Mr. Milan Sotra, Member of the Administrative Committee of ISSF Mr. Demetris Lordos, President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, Mr. Ivan Curkovic, and Mr. Vlajko Senic, State Secretary of Serbia in the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Serbia, who wished good results to the athletes and successful organization to the hosts.

21 countries took place in parade and after original program the Opening Ceremony  ended with magnificent fireworks. Banquet for all the participants and guests took place in Hotel President’s Crystal Hall.


World Cup Final 2007 in shotgun events will take place from 15 to 21 October 2007 at the BG Sport Center Kovilovo, who is the sponsor of this competition.
Participants in this prestigious competition are the best shooters at World Cups and World Chmapionship held this year, as well as last year winners of the World Cup Final – which means the elite of the world sport shooting.

Take this unique opportunity to watch the top shooters and visit our shooting ranges.

Program of the competition.

Results are available at the website of the Shooting Federation of Running Targets of Serbia and the ISSF website


September 05, 2007. – Dream Wedding

Give us the opportunity to make your dream wedding come through.
It is up to you to decide on various attractive locations for your wedding: it could be either our superb Crystal Hall, eye-cathing swimming pool ambient, becoming green lawns or luxurious Hotel President Restaurant. Our offer includes the professional and attentive staff, top quality choices, suggestions on menus, scenario and protocol. We will take care of your event from the begining till the end.

Welcome to Hotel President.

September 05, 2007. – EURO 2008 qualifiers continue

National Football Team of Serbia is going to play two omportant games against National Teams of Finland and Portugal on September 08 and 12, 2007. , in EURO 2008 qualifing competition. The national players gathered together in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo this time as well, to take advantage of all the benefits of Hotel Presdeitn and our sports complex. We do hope that the pleasant surroundings will help the team to be sussefull in the upcoming matches.
Mrs. Snežana Markovic Samardžic, Minister of Youth and Sport, accompanied by Mr. Zvezdan Terzic, the President of FSS, visited the players in our Centre wishing them and Mr. Clemente all the best.

August 25, 2007.- Women’s Basketball National Team of Serbia in Hotel President

We had the honor to be the host to the National Basketball Team of Serbia (Women) during July and August 2007. BG Sport Centre Kovilovo will be the starting point for our National team, on September 13, 2007, to reach the Eurobasket 2007, the most important this year’s event. We tried to make their stay in Hotel President and BG Sport Centre Kovilovo as pleasant as possible. The part of that atmosphere could be seen in this photo…

August 15, 2007. - Preparing for the European Championship

National Basketball Team of Serbia (Men) spent one part of their preparations for the European Basketball Championship 2007 in BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. The players and team’s officials enjoyed all the benefits of Hotel President and of centre’s sports hall. Basketball Association of Serbia organized the Press conferences in Hotel President’s Congress centre, and a traning match between junior and senior basketball team of Serbia took place at BG Sport Centre Kovilovo.

July 03, 2007   Future Champions

The shooting school continued during weekends from May 19 to July 01,2007, taking place at the BG Sport Centre Kovilovo shooting range, where the most talented attendees were chosen. The children continued in perfecting their skills under the expert supervision. The work with the most talented attendees will resume to develop new top shooters. We do hope that the juniors will remain persistent as to achieve the success in international competitions. Our future champions are Veljko Ilicic (18), Dragomir Ninkov (17), Vuk Marinovic (15), Radovan Stanic (14), Milos Banjac (14), Nemanja Smiljanic (13), Maksim Egelja (12) and Svetlana Nikolic (19), the best among the girls.
On July 28 and 29, 2007 they will enter their first official competition – Vojvodina Championship Open.

June 18, 2007 Milosavljevic Petar won the first place on 4th Serbia Cup in Trap Event

Milosavljevic Petar won the first place with 132 hits in Trap event on 4th Serbia Cup that took place on June 16 – 17, 2007 at the BG Sport Centre Kovilovo Shooting Range.  At the same time he was the first in category B. Second place went to Predrag Sotra, with 128 hits, the third to Lazovic Svetislav (127), the forth to Pavlovic Rade (126 – the first in category A), the fifth  was Rozek Ivan (125) and the sixth place went to Milosavljevic Dusko (122 – the first in category C).

The “Queen” squad ( Milosavljevic Petar, Pavlovic Rade and Laktos Jozef), was the first in team event, with 326 hits; the second place went to “Partizan” (Sotra Predrag, Mihajlovic Dejan and Mamuzic Nenad) and the third place went to the “Lepenski Vir – Luki” team (Maricic Svetislav, pantic Milorad and Mandic Djura).

Results are available at the Clay Target Federation of Serbia web site

08/07/2007 Second in Belgrade, First in Palilula

After winning the first place in municipality of Palilula, BG Sport Center Kovilovo won the second place for the most beautiful green area in front of the company building in Belgrade, at the traditional For Greener Belgrade manifestation. A nice evergreen tree, a gift from the Zelenino-Belgrade, accompanied the decorous diploma. The most thankworthy for receiving this award are Bojana Vlacic, young and strenuous horticultural manager of Bg Sports Center Kovilovo, and her team.This award represents additional stimulation to win the first prize in 2008.

29/05/2007 Predrag Sotra, the winner of the 3rd Serbia Cup in Trap Event

Predrag Sotra won the first place with 134 hits, in Trap Event of the 3rd Serbia Cup, that took place on May 26 and 27, 2007 on BG Sport centre Kovilovo Shooting Range. Milosavljevic Petar was the second (the first in category B), Pavlovic Rade won the third place (the first in category A), the forth  was Lakatos Jozef who was better in shoot-off then Lazovic Svetislav who took the fifth place and the sixth place went to Maricic Svetislav (the first in category C).

The best in team event was the “Queen” Team – Pavlovic Rade, Milosavljevic Petar and Lakatos Jozef, “Partizan” took the second place (Predrag Sotra, Mihajlovic Dejan , Mamuzic Nenad), and “Jedinstvo Trap” was the third (Lazovic Svetislav, Rainpreht Viktor and Rozek Ivan).

The results could be seen at the web site of the Clay Target Shooting Federation of Serbia,


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14/05/2007 Vojvodina Football players are getting ready for the Lav Cup Serbia Finals

Football premiership team from Novi Sad chose Bg Sport Centre Kovilovo and Hotel President as their head quarters for training and practice for the Lav Cup Serbia finals. Club officials and FC Vojvodina players stayed for almost a week, warming up and thinking over the tactics to win this trophy for the first time in their club history. The article that was published on the finalist of the first Serbia Cup’s official web site is a right way to illustrate the favorable conditions in our centre :

Vojvodina Football players are getting ready
for the Lav Cup Serbia Finals

Vovodina football players will start their journey to tomorrow’s Lav Cup Serbia finals from Kovilovo. Novi Sad’s “red and white” are staying at this almost “heaven on earth” place, not far away from downtown Belgrade, thinking over how to win the first cup trophy in their 93 years long history. This cup, being the first football finals in Serbia, conveys the special significance to this match. (from, May 14, 2007)

Despite the superb conditions, great enthusiasm shown and victory mentality, the youth of Vojvodina football players could not support the importance of this match and experience of Red Star team, with Ognjen Koroman, Serbia’s national team player, leading the way and netting a goal in 63rd minute, which led to the final victory of Red Star. In 85th minute of Djokic scored on Burzanovic pass, leaving Kahriman, the young Vojvodina goalkeeper to take the ball out of the net.

Red Star – Vojvodina: 2 : 0 (0:0)

Red Star: Randjelovic, Basta, Andjelkovic, Tutoric, Gaj, Kastiljo, Milovanovic, Milijas, Koroman (Joksimovic from 84th minute), Raskovic (Burzanovic from 56th minute), Purovic ( Djokic from 74th minute)

Vojvodina: Kahriman, Stosic, Pekaric, Djuric, Petkovic, Kacar (Sikimic from 73rd minute), Popovic, Buac (Pantelic from 65th minute), Tadic (Smiljanic from 77th minute), Davidov, Despotovic

MVP of the match:    Ognjen Koroman (Red Star)

We are congratulating the Red Star on this well deserved victory and on winning both the championships and cup in 2006/2007 season. We would also like to thank FK Vojvodina for the confidence shown while choosing our centre and to wish them many more finals and trophies.

14/05/2007 Nenad Mamuzic took the 5th place in Junior Competition - GP ESC & EUROPEAN SHOTGUN TOURNAMENT

GP ESC & EUROPEAN SHOTGUN TOURNAMENT in Trap event - Junior Men/Men/Women took place on May 12 and 13, 2007 at the top quality shooting range of BG Sport Centre Kovilovo. Among shooters from Serbia, Nenad Mamuzic was the most successful and won the 5th place in Junior competition. Stefecekova Zuzana from Slovakia was the most successful in Women competition, with only one miss. 53 shooters competed, and most of the trophies were won by the Slovakia' team members. Results could be viewed at the Clay target Federation of Serbia web site,yu

12/05/2007 The Shooting School Continues

The shooting school, on complimentary basis, for the girls and boys from 12 to 17 years, will start over on May 19, 2007 at 11.00 a.m. Last year's participants for trap shooting event, will continue with the practice at the BG Sport Center Kovilovo Shooting range. This school is organized by
the Clay Target Federation of Serbia. For details and information, please visit Clay target Federation of Serbia web site

30/04/2007 Second Cup of Serbia in Trap events – left us in uncertainty till the end

BG Sport Centre Kovilovo hosted of the Second Cup of Serbia in Trap events on April 28-29. 2007. with a spectacular final round.
Lukic Zoran, Ivankovic Aleksandar and Ristic Ljubiša had equal result – 107 targets and shoot off to take place in a final round. Ristic had no luck in a shoot off. Rainpreht Viktor, Mamuzic Nenad and Pavlovic Rade, with equal results - 110 targets, took the part in a final round, and they again had equal result: 18 targets. So, we had a shot off for a win.
In the individual competition of the Second Cup of Serbia, the first place was won by Rainpreht Viktor (he is the 1st in category ”B”, also), the second by Mamuzic Nenad, and the third by Pavlovic Rade (he is the 1st in category ”A”, also). The first place in Category ”C” went to ”Curcic Zlatko” and the best in team event was the Queen Club with 316 targets.

Results could be found at the Clay Target Federation of Serbia web


28/04/07  IVECO - Stralis, 24. i 25. april 2007.

On April 24 and 25, 2007,  IVECO presented its new heavy commercial vehicles STRALIS to  press and to dealers. For two days ALL BLACK trucks were parked in front of the Hotel President. The guests had the pleasure to view the presentation and to enjoy in food in Hotel President's newly opened Congress Centre. The test drive of those 5 models was organized at the closure of this two day event.