The 5th European Winter Throwing Cup is Coming soon to Mersin

Back in October last year I wrote about the Winter Throwing Cup, not sure exactly what it was about.

a few days ago I came across the official website at

The 5th edition of the European Winter Throwing Cup will be held in the City of Mersin, one of the most ancient settlements in the Mediterrenaen (sic) region, but one of the newest cities in Turkey. With its history dating back to the Neolithic period, the region boasts of rich and historical and cultural treasures.

The European Winter Throwing Cup will be the first EAA event to be welcomed in Mersin, but the City is well experienced in throwing events. National Winter Championships are staged every year in Mersin and the City hosts annual national and international training camps for throwers.

Judging by the pictures on the website, the Winter Throwing Cup consists of javelin, shot put, discus and the hammer throw.

The website is poorly written/designed for such a ‘major’ event. One has to click on the Programme link on the left to find out the event dates (12 & 13 March) and what it exactly consists of. The dates should be on the front page.

If I am around then I definitely intend on attending at least one day and reporting back. Should I sign up for a media pass? 😉

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