Celje has always been considered a place of sports. Today, it is home to more than 60 sports clubs and societies training in more than 50 disciplines. Celje-based handball players, judoists, athletes and football players are famous in Europe and across the globe. Any afternoon or weekend, you’ll meet sports-eager locals riding bikes or climbing the hills. As already practiced by their ancient ancestors and, later by the feisty Counts of Celje, excellent hunters and horse riders in their spare time, the citizens of Celje tend to cultivate a healthy spirit in a healthy body.