Sombor has a long sports tradition. In 1887 the first sports association of Sombor was founded to satisfy the needs of high-developed sport.
Toward the end of 19th century, people from Sombor were unbeatable in swimming and waterpolo and very good at athletics in which they won a large number of the country championships. The first Sombor olympic winners – wrestlers also achieved significant sports results: Stevan Pišta Nadj and Nikola Grbić in Paris 1924 and later Ivan Frgić in Montreal 1976.
After the World War Two, the olympic medals were also won by women gymnasts, weightlifters and women handball players.
There are a lot of arranged sports fields and facilities where quality ahtletic preparations and competitions can be organized.