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Sports of the European Games

Of these sports, many are Olympic sports, while some may be contested in non-Olympic formats.

List of Current Sports (for 2023)

New sports added for 2023 include summer ski jumping and padel.

  1. Archery
  2. Artistic swimming
  3. Athletics - in 2015, the two-day Athletics competition was a team competition, forming the third division of the European Team Championships. In 2019, a new athletics format, called Dynamic New Athletics (a mixed-team, two-hour model of athletics), made its debut at the European Games. For 2023, the athletics event will comprise the European Team Championships (as will future European Games)
  4. Badminton
  5. Basketball (3x3) - both the men's and women's tournaments took place in the half-court 3x3 format. Each team consists of 4 athletes, of whom three can appear on court at any one time. The game is played on a half-court, with one basket.
  6. Beach Handball
  7. Beach Football (Soccer) - played in the sand on a smaller field than regular football.
  8. Boxing
  9. Breakdancing
  10. Canoe slalom and Canoe sprint
  11. Cycling (including BMX, Mountain biking, Road)
  12. Diving
  13. Fencing
  14. Judo (including Para-Judo)
  15. Karate
  16. Kickboxing (Sambo?)
  17. Modern pentathlon
  18. Muaythai Kickboxing
  19. Padel
  20. Rugby sevens
  21. Shooting
  22. Ski jumping (summer)
  23. Sport Climbing
  24. Table tennis
  25. Taekwondo
  26. Teqball
  27. Triathlon

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