Govt Earmarks Nearly HUF 3bn for World Urban Games Bid
Miklós Halász-Szabó 2018.10.31.
Hungary’s 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)in support for the endeavour, a resolution published in the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows.
The government declared its support for the Priority Government Investments Centre Nonprofit (KKBK) 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,” according to GAISF.
The proposed sports programme would include up to 14 disciplines in Olympic and non-Olympic sports which meet criteria approved by the GAISF Council. 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.