Slovenia Sending 64-Strong Team to the Olympics
The Slovenian Olympic Committee (OKS) decided on Tuesday that 64 Slovenian athletes will travel to London for the Olympic Games starting in less than four weeks.
The athletes - 28 men and 36 women - will be accompanied by a team of 54 coaches, six doctors, five physiotherapists and two sports psychologists, OKS President Janez Kocijančič revealed at a press conference.
The selection of the Olympics line-up took over two years.
Bogdan Gabrovec, OKS vice-president and leader of the Slovenian team, was upbeat about the success of the Slovenian Olympic team.
"Half jokingly, I predicted a result better than that at the Beijing Olympics where we took five medals...I think number seven is realistic, a result we can achieve," he said.
The team includes several Olympic medalists, including hammer thrower Primož Kozmus, rowers Iztok Čop and Luka Špik, swimmer Sara Isakovič, judokas Urška Žolnir and Lucija Polavder, and veteran shooter Rajmond Debevec.
The Slovenian line-up for the London Olympics: