18 Dec 2021

President of Poland Duda signs act in support of European Games 2023

18 December 2021

President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda signed an act enabling the smooth organisation of the 3rd European Games, which are set to be hosted by the City of Krakow and the regions of Małopolska and Silesia.

The act introduces legal solutions to ensure the organisers can conduct operations in the most effective manner during the preparations of the multi-sport event scheduled from 21 June to 2 July 2023.

“Not only will the most eminent sportsmen come to visit us, but thanks to the European Games and this act, many sports and communication facilities will be modernized,” emphasized Duda during the signing of the act.

The European Games are the continent’s premier multisport event for elite athletes and are held every four years. Krakow-Malopolska will be the third edition, following the inaugural edition in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015 and the second edition in Minsk, Belarus in 2019.

24 sports are on the programme, 16 of which are Olympic sports: 3×3 basketball, athletics, archery, badminton, beach handball, beach soccer, boxing, breaking, canoe, cycling, fencing, judo, karate, modern pentathlon, muaythai, kick boxing, padel, shooting, ski jumping, sport climbing, table tennis, taekwondo, teqball and triathlon.