EUG2024 presented at Education Exhibition in Budapest

EUG2024 presented at Education Exhibition in Budapest

The European Universities Games 2024, to be jointly organized in the cities of Debrecen and Miskolc, were successfully presented on January 12-14 at the 23rd International Education Exhibition in Budapest. 

The EUG is the largest student sports event in Europe, and in terms of the number of participants, it is the 3rd largest multi-sport event after the Summer Olympics, which is also attended by young Europeans, the continent's higher education and sports-loving public. 

The European Universities Games Debrecen-Miskolc 2024, which will be held in 21 sports, are expected to welcome over 5000 participants representing about 450 universities from 40 countries. The competitions will be held at a total of 25 locations in the 2 cities and the 2 universities.

The primary goal of the promotional stands at the Education Exhibition in Budapest was to promote the European Universities Games in Hungary in 2024 among the student-athletes, as this community is relevant in many ways for the Miskolc and Debrecen organizers.

The exhibition stands, welcomed, and addressed current and future higher education students for three days, while offering diverse sports activities, information about the Games as well as the opportunities for volunteers to join. The number of visitors reached ten thousand a day on the first two days, while five thousand participants visited the spectacularly designed stands on Saturday.

Among the sports activities, table tennis, 4 and 2 person football, mini-football called "crazy ball" and a basketball serving machine were offered at the European Universities Games 2024 stand. Those arriving at the stands were given a "Sports Passport", which listed the activities/stations where they could collect stamps in exchange for an activity.

Offered were also activities designed primarily for video gamers and e-athletes. The Sports Simulation Division of the Hungarian E-Sports Association brought together the worlds of traditional sports and video games through organized activities in which sports and e-sports appeared together, such as FIFA 2v2 + Soccer 2v2; NBA2k 1v1 and Basketball 1v1).

On the closing day of the exhibition, the guests of the Hungarian University Sports Federation held a round table discussion. Among the topics of the discussion were learning through sports, the next step after a sports career, and the situation of elite sports in the wider world, in addition to upcoming domestic, European and international events.

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