European sport holiday kicks off

European sport holiday kicks off
# 20 June 2023 09:17 (UTC +04:00)

III European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023 will kick off tomorrow, APA reports.

This will be the third edition of the European Games, which were first staged in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015.

The official opening ceremony will take place on June 21, the multi-sport event will last 12 days.

However the competition in some sports will start today. The first beach handball games will take place, and athletes will test their strength.

About 7,000 athletes from 48 countries will demonstrate their skills in 29 types of sport.

Participants will compete for 253 sets of medals.

Sports will feature in the European Games for the first time, including padel, teqball, rugby sevens, ski jumping, muaythai, beach handball, breaking and sport climbing.

Olympic sports will see athletes directly qualify from the European Games to the Olympic Games Paris 2024.