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Poland set to host 2023 European Games

Poland appears set to host the third edition of the European Games after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) confirmed the country as the sole bidder for the multi-sport event in 2023.

The final deadline for the submission of the completed candidature documents for the Games passed on May 31. The National Olympic Committee of Poland was the only application received by the EOC, with the country having proposed Krakow and the Malopolska region as hosts.

Poland is set to be officially confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games during the EOC General Assembly meeting in Minsk, Belarus on June 22. Minsk is hosting this year’s European Games from June 21-30

Minsk was confirmed as host of the 2019 Games in October 2016. The event had initially been due to take place in the Netherlands but the country pulled out amid financial concerns.

The inaugural edition of the European Games was held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015.