Flying through the air of the Belgrade MTS Dvorana were the light, yet powerful dancers of the Samaia European Tour ensemble. They compete through beautifully choreographed movements in the name of medieval tradition and the prestige held by the title of a Kartvelian dancer in modern-day Georgian society. This amalgam of classical ballet, warfare agility, showmanship, as well as a search for love is valued globally for its unique set of required skills. Including outmost athleticism.

Georgian dances
Photo: J.L.

Novak Đoković wins his 40th Masters title and secures his position of World No 1 for the end of the year. Nikola Jokić stays in double digits, while LEN are still searching for a new European Championship alternative. This and more in this week’s Recap.

Djokovic Paris
This is Novak’s 7th Paris Masters title. Photo: ATP Paris

This week on the Recap: Partizan wins the Euroleague Derby, Serbia remembers the birth of legendary coach Dušan Ivković, while Nemanja Majdov judos his way to a Gran Slam gold. Also featured, the Water Polo European Championship is moved to a new host country and much more.

Deby Partizan
Photo: KK Partizan, via IG

Crvena Zvezda has cut ties with coach Duško Ivanović, as both Zvezda and Partizan are on a losing streak ahead of the two derbies. In terms of water polo, Partizan remains without a defined training location, as the Serbian League continues. This and much more in the week’s sporting recap.

water polo cover
Photo: J.L.

Excellent shooting in the first half, the premiere appearance for Milos Teodosić in the Belgrade Red and White, and passionate home support marked Zvezda’s victory against ASVEL (94:73).

Zvezda v ASVEL
Photo: J.L.

Pro Recco won their third consecutive Champions League trophy! This century record holders won their second consecutive final against Novi Beograd. Tonight’s score of 14:11 speaks physical and psychological preparation that gave Recco a leg up throughout the F8 tournament. The players all agree: “There is no ego in the team”.

Recco Champions League
Photo: J.L / SidelineSRB

Partizan beats Olympiacos (90:75) in front of a record-breaking home crowd. Europe’s big names keep falling in the Belgrade Arena, as the Black and Whites slowly but surely approach the Euroleague Top 8.

Partizan vs Olympiacos Euroleague
Photo: J.L. / SIDELINESRB (shot on a potato)

Partizan beats Alba (88:74) in Euroleague R26 played in Belgrade, with the third quarter being key. Supporting their squad’s fight for the playoffs, the loud and proud fans that: “Make watching Partizan a mater of prestige”, as per coach Željko Obradović, are returning home happy.

Partizan Alba R26 Euroleague
Photo: J.L. /Sidelinesrb

Fenerbache beats Partizan at the Štark Arena (94:97) in front of the traditionally loud Belgrade fans. In true derby fashion it was a close tie until the final ten minutes when Fener shot up through the offensive efforts of former Red Star tiebreaker Marko Gudurić.