European Olympic Games in Krakow 2023, Lesser Poland
The European Olympic Games are an international sport competition organized every 4 years by the European Olympic Committee. The inaugural edition took place in 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The idea of organizing the European olympics, based on the olympics in Asia and Africa, first appeared in the mid-1990s. According to the research done at that time, there were no sport events in Europe, which would focus on all the Olympic disciplines. The idea was re-introduced in 2010 from the initiative of Zlatko Matesa – the manager of the Croatian Olympic Committee.
So far, there were two editions – the first one took place in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015, and the second inBelarus in 2019.
And next year, the third edition will be organized in Krakow, Poland. Some of the disciplines during the previous editions of the European Olympic Games included basketball, beach soccer, kayaking, triathlon, wrestling, table tennis, water sports and many more.
The Olympics hosted representations from many countries around the globe, which competed for more than 250 medals.