European Universities Games Lodz 2022
Poland's 3rd biggest city, Lodz, will host 6th edition of European Universities Games as it was announced at the EUSA General Assembly in Madrid. It will be the biggest university sport event organised in Poland since Winter Universiade in 2001. Organizers expect to host athletes from 13 different sport disciplines.
The European Universities Games is a multisport event engaging athletes from European universities, held every two years, hosted in different European university cities. Poland's Lodz is hosting the sixth edition of European Universities Games, after Belgrade, Serbia in 2020.
The first edition of the Games in 2012 attracted over 2500 participants, representing 154 universities from 32 countries. Rotterdam, The Netherlands hosted the second edition in 2014 witnessed over 2800 participants from 34 countries, representing 174 universities from 34 countries. Third edition of the Games was hosted by Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia had more than 5400 participants representing 388 universities from 40 countries. Forth edition will be held in the City of Coimbra, Portugal in the summer 2018, and the Serbia´s Capitol of Serbia, Belgrade will host the fifth edition in 2020.
Alongside the sport competitions, the Games focus on educational and social aspects of university sport in Europe, featuring conferences and workshops in the topics Anti-Doping, Inclusion, Dual Career, as well as a Rectors Conference. The legacy of the games will be visibly clear, as the organizers are sure, that it will forever remain an important part of the City's history. It is also expected, that the improved awareness of the need for a balanced lifestyle will lead to an increase in people pursuing sport recreationally.
Please see our section on the European Universities Games for more information about the past and attributed events.