EUG 2022 and 2024 host cities announced
During the EUSA General Assembly that was held in Madrid from 12-14 April, EUSA Executive Committee attributed the next two editions of the European Universities Games. City of Lodz in Poland will organize the Games in 2022 while in 2024 the event will be held in two Hungarian cities - Miskolc and Debrecen.
National member federations of EUSA, along with all the guests from international organizations, had the opportunity to hear both presentations during the first day of the General Assembly. Both bidding committees did their final presentations in Madrid, and the audience had the chance to hear what was planned for the Games and what would be the legacy for the future.
Bidding committee from Lodz presented the tradition that Poland and the City of Lodz have in organizing major sport competitions. They tried to assure the Executive Board members that the city and the entire region have the required capacities to organize the event. The Bidding Committee team was composed by the members of University Sport Association of Poland (AZS), highest authorities from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, City of Lodz, Lodzkie region and the Lodz University of Technology.
The delegation from Debrecen and Miskolc presented the synergy between them and the importance that the EUG will have for the entire region of Eastern Hungary. High authorities from both cities and Unviersities of Miskolc and Debrecen along with the members of University Sport Federation of Hungary (HUSF) partnered up in the bidding committee.
After the presentations, Executive Committee members had a session with each bidding team asking them additional questions before making their decision. Day after presentations, during the EUSA General Assembly, President of European University Sports Association Mr Adam Roczek announced that the City of Lodz will host the 2022 European Universities Games and that cities of Debrecen and Miskolc will host the seventh edition of the Games in 2024.