IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF MONTENEGRO AT BERLIN CONGRESS FOR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN MONTENEGRO
ZNAČAJ MEĐUNARODNOG PRIZNANJA CRNE GORE NA BERLINSKOM KONGRESU ZA RAZVOJ SPORTA U CRNOJ GORI
Sport Mont 2015, XIII(43-44-45), 301-306
The Berlin Congress has been one of the greatest events in the European history since the nineteen century and its decisions founded one of the most important dates in the history of Montenegro, which definitely solve the question of its international status. By decisions made at the Berlin Congress, Montenegro became the internationally recognized country in the world on the 13th July 1878. In that time period, for achieving international recognition of Montenegrin statehood, it comes to intensifying of diplomatic activity with European countries, which has extremely contributed to modernization of our country and sports development in it. Focus of Montenegro towards east and west was suitable for breakthrough of sports movement in here. Many activities got a real form and preconditions for more intensive development. We used historical method in this paper, as an aggregate of research procedures on events happened in the past. The most important sources of the data were the newspapers: Cetinjski vjesnik, then Ustavnost, Onogošt as well as some occasional publications. In the National Museum in Cetinje it is possible to find some data on teaching plans and programs for Montenegrin schools which at that time had a teaching program for subject called Gymnastics and military practicing, which was an independent subject in elementary and secondary schools. The capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, had an accelerated development in that time period thanks to intensive diplomatic activities with European countries. Many sports clubs and associations were founded. We must emphasize that the first golf club in Montenegro was founded in Cetinje in 1906. This important event has completed a rich sports history of Montenegro, whose space had been already taken by a wave of modern sports, such as ice skating, tennis, football, swordplay, skating, etc.
international recognition, sports development, diplomatic activities
Krivokapic, Dragan, and Bjelica, Dusko. "IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF MONTENEGRO AT BERLIN CONGRESS FOR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN MONTENEGRO." Sport Mont, vol. XIII, no. 43-44-45, 2015, pp. 301-306.