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England's former football coach, Sweden's Sven Goran Eriksson is visiting the Dalmatian city of Split, in his role as the ambassador for the Youth Sports Games, reports daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.
The former England, Manchester City and Lazio coach says it is an honour to be the games ambassador.
"I am proud to be an ambassador of such a noble event. I want to congratulate all of those involved with organising this. Sport is such a useful thing, keeping children healthy, noble. Maybe someday one of them will become a true Olympian. Whilst I am in Split I will go watch the games," Eriksson told a press conference at the Split train station.
The Youth Sport Games are in their 16th year in Croatia and sees a variety of sport competitions held during the summer months in all regions of the country, before all the regional winners head to Split for the finals which are held from 16 July to 31 August.
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