The European Games
“The European Games is the “fifth ring” of the continental Games of the world and is completely aligned with the Olympic Games cycle”
The European Games is a multi-sport event for athletes from all over Europe and is held every four years. The Games are owned, organised and regulated by the European Olympic Committees.
The European Games were created at the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees on December 9th 2012 in Rome, Italy, when 84% of the National Olympic Committees of Europe voted for the creation of the European Games.
“The European Games inspires Europe to come together through sport”
The first edition of the European Games took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in June 2015. The Opening Ceremony took place on Friday June 12th and the closing ceremony on Sunday June 28th 2015.
The next edition of the European Games will take place in June 2019.