European Games 2023: Spotlight on Krakow

June 19, 2023

European Games Krakow - Małopolska 2023 promise unforgettable sports moments and unique experiences in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe
European Games 2023: Spotlight on Krakow

European Games 2023: Spotlight on Krakow

Just Two Days Away: The Excitement Builds for the Games

With just two days to go, the anticipation is reaching its peak as Krakow, Poland prepares to host the third edition of the European Games. Starting on June 21, 2023, this prestigious sporting event will bring together 3500 athletes from 48 countries for two weeks of intense competition and camaraderie.

A Showcase of Sporting Talent

The European Games serve as a platform for a diverse range of sports, allowing athletes to showcase their skills on an international stage. One of the highlights is the canoe sprint competition, featuring some of the biggest stars from across the continent. With 16 sets of medals up for grabs and 282 athletes competing, the stakes are high and the excitement is palpable.

Ski jumping, a beloved sport among Polish fans, will make its debut at the European Games with five thrilling competitions. Athletes will soar through the air, aiming for top spots on both the Great and Middle Hills, captivating audiences with their breathtaking skills and precision.

Table tennis, a staple of the European Games since its inception, will see Polish athlete Jakub Dyjas competing for the third time. The competition, scheduled from June 23 to July 1, promises intense matches and displays of exceptional talent.

Team Poland - Ready to Compete

Poland takes great pride in its representation at the European Games, with a team consisting of 370 athletes. This impressive lineup, comprising 182 women and 188 men across 29 sports disciplines, showcases Poland's commitment to excellence in multi-disciplinary competitions.

Participating Countries

The European Games Krakow 2023 will witness the participation of a diverse array of countries, including Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, and Ukraine.

Opening Ceremony - A Spectacular Start to the Games

The grand opening ceremony of the European Games Krakow - Małopolska 2023 will take place at the Henryk Reyman Municipal Stadium at 8:30 pm on June 21. This mesmerizing event will feature a vibrant parade of representatives from 48 European countries, showcasing their unity and spirit. The evening will be further elevated by captivating performances from young generation Polish artists - Tribbs and Roxie Węgiel, as well as the Ukrainian hip hop band Kalush. The climax of the ceremony will be the symbolic lighting of the peace flame, signifying the harmony and sportsmanship that the Games represent.

European Games: Not Just for Sporting Excitement

The European Games offer a perfect opportunity not only to experience thrilling sports moments but also to explore the city of Krakow and the entire Małopolska region. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene, Krakow is a destination that has something for everyone. Whether you're visiting the historic Wawel Castle, wandering through the charming streets of the Old Town, or indulging in traditional Polish cuisine, Krakow promises an unforgettable experience.

To discover all the exciting things to do in Krakow and Małopolska during the European Games, visit our official website.

Track the Results and Schedule

To stay up-to-date with all the thrilling competitions, results, and schedule of the European Games Krakow - Małopolska 2023, visit the official website or download the European Games 2023 app. These platforms will provide you with the latest information, ensuring you don't miss a moment of the action.

As the countdown continues, get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement and spirit of the European Games. Let us come together to celebrate the power of sports, unity among nations, and the pursuit of athletic excellence!


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