The sports programme for the European Games Krakow-Malopolska 2023 continues to grow with
the inclusion today of sport climbing and triathlon.
Triathlon will return to the European Games fold in 2023 for the second time after featuring at the
first edition in Baku in 2015.
World Triathlon European Continental President Renato Bertrandi confirmed that his sport would
have an increased presence in 2023 compared to its European Games debut in 2015.
“It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that triathlon will be part of the European Games that
will take place in Poland in 2023,” Bertrandi said. “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 Mixed Relay. This is a new exciting, fast and
furious format that will provide a second medal opportunity to our discipline of triathlon for the first
time in Tokyo 2020.
“I am sure that our best athletes will love to be part of the European Games in 2023 and I am
confident that it will be seen as a not-to-be-missed event every four years.”
The European Games are the continent’s premier multisport event for elite athletes and are held
every four years. The European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023 are set to include roughly two
dozen Olympic and non-Olympic sports. Sport climbing and triathlon join archery, badminton, beach
handball, boxing, canoe, karate, modern pentathlon, muaythai, shooting and taekwondo on the
2023 programme, with more sports set to follow in the coming weeks.