Banja Luka is important sports center. Its handball and football players, boxers and other sportsmen achived exceptional results in European and world competitions and Olympics. Banja Luka’s sportsmen won 12 Olympic medals. Also, our city was the host of numerous international sports competitions.
Rafting and kayaking are very popular sports in Banja Luka. For its wild flow the river Vrbas is considered one of the most convenient rivers for rafting in the world.
Recently Banja Luka has become the regional center of extreme sports. There are many speleologist, parachuter, diver, paraglider, kiter and alpinist clubs in the city and one of our citizens conquered Mont Everest.