It’s already confirmed! First time in history of European Universities Games as many as 5 martial arts will appear – karate, judo, muay thai, kickboxing and taekwondo. As a result of the changes, EUSA delegates revisited Lodz – host-city of next year Games to take a look at the sports facilities that will host student-athletes from all over Europe next year.
The meeting of EUSA delegates and the EUG2022 Organizing Committee took place mainly due to the emergence of new sports disciplines, which were initially not included in the Games program. These are martial arts, such as: muay thai, kickboxing, judo, taekwondo and karate. The Games in Lodz are the first sports event in the history of the EUG, during which the above disciplines will appear.
The EUG2022 Organizing Committee, chaired by Dominik Leżański, presented progress report on the organization of the European Universities Games. EUSA delegates also carefully checked accommodation and sports facilities. It was also an opportunity to talk with representatives of the city, represented by the Vice-Mayor of Lodz – Joanna Skrzydlewska.
Finally, at EUG2022, over 6000 athletes from all over Europe will compete in 20 disciplines: basketball, 3×3 basketball, badminton, volleyball, beach volleyball, handball, beach handball, chess, football, futsal, judo, karate, kickboxing, muaythai, climbing, waterpolo, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis and swimming. The final discipline will be sitting volleyball, which will be a demo sport.