Muaythai will make it’s long-awaited European Games debut in Poland in 2023. It’s was announced earlier this week, Muaythai had claimed the last spot in the Games taking place in Kraków-Małopolska.
The EOC Coordination Commission for the 2023 European Games, led by Chair Hasan Arat, has been working closely with a number of European Federations to finalise their participation at Kraków-Małopolska.
“Together with EOC Sports Director Peter Brüll we are in daily contact with a diverse and exciting range of sports federations regarding participation at the 2023 European Games,” said Arat.
“We are very pleased with the growing interest in the Games, which bodes well for our goal of organising the best edition of the European Games yet, just a year ahead of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.”
International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) President Sakchye Tapsuwan expressed his gratitude to the EOC and Kraków-Małopolska 2023 for placing their trust in them.
“Muaythai is the national sport in Thailand, and Asia has been leading the sport over the past decades,” said Tapsuwan.
“Europe has grown in strength, evidenced at the last two World Championships, where the overall winners were teams from Europe.”