Athletics in schools
This is an international project sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), which organizes and finances training of athletics in schools through national associations and in cooperation with clubs and local governments. Dragutin Topic was the project manager in Serbia. The "Kids Athletics" project is being implemented in over 30 cities in Serbia, and in Leskovac in primary schools "Vuk Karadzic" and "Kosta Stamenkovic," and in "Desanka Maksimovic" in Grdelica. "I was fascinated by what I saw. In less than a month the children have made great strides towards nice, athletic and sports future", Topic said after visiting primary school “Vuk Karadzic”. "I am delighted that you are a guest of Leskovac today and that your visit gives contribution to athletics as the queen of sports in schools", said Mayor Cvetanovic. On the other hand, Topic said that the idea of opening the running track can re-classify Leskovac as athletic center. "That would be a great success. The most important in this project is that not only Athletic Club Dubocica woud have benefit, but also all other clubs. Athletics is a basic sport and basis of all other sports, and athletic literacy is crucial for success in sports", said the famous Serbian athlete Dragutin Topic. This action, which lasts until December, will cover all schools in the territory of the city.