Hungary Earmarks HUF 3 Bn For World Urban Games

  • 2 Nov 2018 7:20 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary Earmarks HUF 3 Bn For World Urban Games
The government has declared its support for a bid for Budapest to host the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games next year and earmarked nearly 3 billion forints (EUR 9.2m) for the event, a resolution published in the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows.

The government expressed its support for the Priority Government Investments Centre Nonprofit to submit the bid to the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

GAISF launched the selection process for the first World Urban Games in spring.

“The World Urban Games will be a downtown, five-day celebration featuring a new-generation of sports and a showcase for the skill, style and power of the most successful and inspirational urban athletes, riders and break-dancers on the planet.”

The proposed programme would include up to 14 disciplines in Olympic and non-Olympic sports in line with criteria approved by the GAISF.

Potential eligible disciplines include 3×3 basketball, BMX freestyle cycling, boulder sports, breakdance, climbing, freestyle flying disc, inline freestyle, parkour, roller freestyle, skateboard and sprint orienteering.

The World Urban Games could involve around 700 competitors along with 300 team officials and is designed to be staged on a single, easily accessible downtown site. The events will avoid use of public roads.

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