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26 April 2022 | in CUSF News

European Universities Games 2026 attributed to Salerno

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Salerno, Italy will be the host of the 2026 European Universities Games. The European University Sports Association (EUSA) made the decision 22 April at their Executive Committee meeting. This 8th edition of the European Universities Games will be the first held in Italy.


Along with representatives from EUSA and FISU, many local, regional, and university authorities joined students and invited guests at the attribution ceremony held at the University of Salerno. EUSA was represented by President Adam Roczek, First Vice-President Haris Pavletic, Francis Cirianni who serves as EUSA, and Secretary General Matjaz Pecovnik. Acting President Leonz Eder attended on behalf of FISU.



The University Sports Centre CUS Salerno hosted fencing competition as part of the Naples 2019 FISU World University Games and bid committee member eug2026bid ederFISU Acting President Leonz Eder addressing EUSALorenzo Lentini, President of CUS (University Sports Centre) Salerno, reflected on the success of Naples in leading to this bid. CUSI (Italy’s national university sports federation) President Antonio Dima, highlighted in his speech the key values of peace, sharing, working together, and the balance of winning and losing that are fundamental, and especially in sport.


The next edition of the European Universities Games will take place this summer in Lodz, Poland 17-30 July. Approximately 5,000 athletes from 40 countries and 400 universities are expected to compete in 20 sports. Prior to the Salerno Games of 2026, the 2024 Games are scheduled for Debrecen-Miskolc in Hungary.


Written by Doug McLean
(with information provided by the European University Sports Association)