The European University Games, EUSA’s flagship event, takes place in Lodz, Poland’s 3rd largest city, from July 17-30, featuring 20 sports and other activities.
LODZ, POLAND, July 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — After a break due to Covid-19, the European University Games are back this year! European University Sports Association (USA), in collaboration with the local organizing committee and key partners, prepared the event by offering 20 sporting, educational, social and cultural activities.
The official opening ceremony was held on July 17 at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland’s 3rd largest city, where more than 7,000 people welcomed Games athletes, officials, referees and volunteers European academics this year.
After the parade of the athletes and officials of the delegation, after the official speeches, including that of the President of the EUSA, Mr. Adam Roczek, the event was opened by the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology and the chairman of the organizing committee, Mr. Krzysztof Jozwik. Also present at the opening were senior representatives of the City of Lodz, the Polish Ministry of Education and Science, the regional government, the Polish University Sports Association, the International University Sports Federation, the European Commission and several representatives of partner organisations.
There are over 4,500 participants taking part in the Games, representing over 400 universities from 38 countries. The event targets athletes enrolled in higher education in Europe, offering them the opportunity to compete in 3×3 Basketball, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Sport Climbing , Swimming, Table tennis (including para table tennis), tennis, volleyball, water polo, as well as para sitting volleyball and bodybuilding as promotional sports. Competitions in some sports also serve as European qualifiers for FISU University World Cups.
In addition to sports competitions, the Games offer a wide range of educational, cultural and social activities. Several educational events, including a conference on volunteering, workshops on social skills, disability and inclusion, a round table on dual careers and other fun and educational activities have already been carried out, and several activities, including Sambadrome and Erasmus Run will be organized before the event. concludes.
The European Universities Games in Lodz will end on July 30. The biennial event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, will return in 2024 – hosted by the Hungarian cities of Debrecen and Miskolc.
The European University Games in Lodz are organized under the license of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) by the Lodz University of Technology, the University Sports Association of Poland (AZS) and the City of Lodz, in cooperation with the EUSA Institute and several partners. , including the Ministry of Education and Science, national and local tourism organisations, the Polish Olympic Committee, national and local sports organisations, the media and is also supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
Highlights of the Reception and Opening Ceremony