Lodz University of Technology and the City authorities appeared in Madrid before the general assembly of the EUSA members, that is before 40 federations of university sports, to confirm their preparedness to organize the European University Games – EUSA Games 2022 in Łódź. Professor Sławomir Wiak, rector of Lodz University of Technology was in the delegation.
‘I am absolutely confident that the organization of the EUSA Games is the best manifestation of succeeding in the strategic objectives of Lodz University of Technology. In 2017, we completed the largest development project of the recent years: TUL Sports and Education Center ‘Sports Bay’. Its Olympic-size swimming pool - the only pool of this size in the region, is perfect for the pursuit of water sports, especially swimming, water polo, and triathlon. One of the largest climbing walls in Poland is another source of pride for us. The grand opening of Sports Bay meant that there finally was a talent hub for disciplines such as badminton, martial arts, squash. This facility also includes football pitches that provide a perfect venue for football matches that keep spectators at the edge of their seats. I do believe that they will be one of the EUSA Games venues. When we decided to bid for the right to host university games, we also undertook to make further infrastructural investments: to build an information center for the EUSA Games located right next to the Sports Bay - the largest Lodz University of Technology sports facility, and an underground tunnel connecting it with the student residential area. Student Zone of Science, Arts and Business will also be constructed. It will provide a creative space conducive for the most visionary ideas of the most talented of TUL’s students’, TUL’s rector said in his speech in Madrid.
The senior administrators of Lodz University of Technology support and encourage the development of student cultural activities, university sports, student research and educational activities as well as their community involvement. As a university we start and engage in many actions to strengthen the competitive edge of Lodz University of Technology, especially in the international arena.
EUSA Games is the biggest University sports event in Europe, which brings together about 6 thousand student athletes from at least 40 countries.