The flag of the European Games delivered to Poland

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:58

Poland officially became hosts of the 3rd edition of the European Games here today in a highly symbolic Flag Handover Ceremony under the Games slogan: We Are Unity.

President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Spyros Capralos presented the EOC flag to senior representatives from Krakow and Malopolska, the hosts of the Games. Members of the Polish delegation included the Secretary of State Ministry of State Assets Jan Kanthak, Secretary of State Ministry of Sport and Tourism Arkadiusz Czartoryski and the Marshal of the Malopolska Region Witold Kozlowsky.

In addition, Chair of the EOC 3rd European Games Coordination Commission and EOC Executive Committee member Hasan Arat, the President of the Polish Olympic Committee and EOC Executive Committee member Andrzej Krasnicki, and the President of the European Games 2023 Organising Committee Marcin Nowak were also present at the ceremony. President Capralos began the ceremony by thanking President Krasnicki and his team for their hard work and commitment during the pandemic to prepare for the Games.

Capralos said: “I would like to thank President Krasnicki for his tireless work to ensure that the European Games of Krakow Malopolska becomes a reality under the slogan, We Are Unity. Much hard work remains, but I have no doubt together we will deliver the event that our best athletes deserve, after the difficult years we have all known. With peaceful sport competitions bringing together athletes from across our great continent, hosted in an EU country, our hope is that the Games will be a powerful symbol of unity.”