European Universities Games Lodz 2022
Poland's third-biggest city Lodz will host the sixth edition of the European Universities Games as it was announced at the EUSA General Assembly held in Madrid in April 2018. It will be the biggest university sport event organised in Poland since the Winter Universiade in 2001. Organisers 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 which witnessed over 2800 participants from 34 countries, representing 174 universities from 34 countries. The third edition of the Games was hosted by Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia and included more than 5400 participants representing 388 universities from 40 countries, a competition record. The fourth edition was held in the City of Coimbra, Portugal over the summer of 2018, and involved 4027 participants from 38 countries representing 291 different universities. Serbia's capital city Belgrade will host the fifth edition of the Games 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, and the organisers are sure 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.