Two Sports Join European Games Program – Federation Focus – Around the Rings

Two Sports Join European Games Program – Federation Focus – Around the Rings

(ATR) Sport climbing and triathlon are the latest sports to be added to the program for the European Games Krakow-Malopolska 2023.

Sport climbing will debut in 2023. (Eddie Fowlke/IFSC)

Sport climbing, which makes its Olympic Games debut this summer at Tokyo 2020, will be making its first appearance at the European Games in 2023. Athletes will compete in Poland with qualifying opportunities for Paris 2024 available.

Triathlon will return to the European Games fold in 2023 for the second time after featuring at the first edition in Baku in 2015.

International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) President Marco Scolaris said his sport’s inclusion in the European Games will be an excellent platform for the continent’s best climbers.

“Only a few weeks after the inclusion in the Pan American Games, we are confident that this additional step will strengthen the relationship between our National Federations and their National Olympic Committees, much to the benefit of the growth of our sport,” Scolaris said.

Triathlon returns after 2015 appearance. (World Triathlon)

World Triathlon European Continental President Renato Bertrandi confirmed that his sport would have an increased presence in 2023 compared to its debut in 2015.

“Triathlon was part of the first edition of the Games back in 2015 where we successfully staged our race over the standard (Olympic) distance. In 2023 we will be in the European Games with two races: the individual one based on the standard distance, 1500 Swim, 40km Cycle and 10k Run, and the