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18 October 2022 | in CUSF News

EUSA announces 2023 sports season and bidding for 2028

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Coming off a successful summer season, the European University Sports Association (EUSA) has begun planning for 2023 and beyond. 14 and 15 October saw them hold their Executive Committee meeting, hosted by the Turkish University Sports Federation (TUSF) in Istanbul, to review 2022 and look ahead to future events.

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The European Universities Games were a highlight of the 2022 season, held in Lodz, Poland 17-30 July. Nearly 4,500 participants from 38 countries and 422 universities competed in 20 sports and participated in cultural and educational activities. The sports programme also included disciplines for student-athletes with disabilities. 285 participants from Ukraine were supported by EUSA and Club od Donors to compete in Lodz in 16 sports. The European Universities Rowing Championship was also held, from 6 to 9 September in Istanbul, Turkey, and saw 16 countries send 534 athletes from 71 universities.


Bidding has opened for the 2028 edition of the European Universities Games, with a host expected to be named in the spring of 2024. Prior to those games,euc ec ist meeting istanbul the 2024 edition in Debrecen-Miskolc, Hungary and the 2026 event in Salerno, Italy will take place. Additionally, 2023 will be busy with Championships to be held in 22 sports in 16 cities. EUSA also plans to launch European Universities Winter Sports Championships, with the first edition projected for mid-December of 2023. Planning and details for those are to take place in the coming months and presented to EUSA members and the public.


Another point of pride for EUSA is their partnership sports events, educational programme and social responsibility projects. The European Union supports many of these initiatives through the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programs, as well as by FISU.


For more information on EUSA, please visit www.eusa.eu.


Written by Doug McLean (with files from EUSA)