In many of these sports, athletes will be vying for not only European medals, but also Olympic qualifications for the 2024 Paris Games, Sports Minister Danuta Dmowska-Andrzejuk said after talks with the European Olympic Committees organization in Rome at the weekend.
Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin, who also traveled to Rome for talks with European Olympic Committees officials, said that Poland was looking forward to host almost 50 national teams and thousands of fans from across the continent in three years’ time.
More than 4,000 athletes from 50 countries took part in the 2nd European Games, which were held in Minsk, Belarus in June last year.
Poles competed in sports including badminton, boxing, gymnastics, acrobatics, judo, kayaking, karate, road and track cycling, track and field, archery, shooting, table tennis, and wrestling.
Poland won 20 medals, two gold, eight silver and 10 bronze, in the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015.
The European Games are an international multi-sport event that refers to the Olympic tradition and is contested by athletes from European nations.
Source: IAR, eurolympic.org