The northern city of Miskolc and its university is to host the 2017 European University Basketball Championships, the European University Sports Association has decided.
The international university sports event, the organisation of which is to begin in the near future with background tasks, will be held in both male and female categories, executive director of the University of Miskolc’s Athletics and Football Club Zoltán Rakaczki told the Hungarian state news agency MTI.
The head of the club explained that the university handed in its bid to the European University Sports Association in early November with the support of the city and the Hungarian Basketball Federation (MKOSZ) and the international organisation has now reached a decision on the location of the event.
Concerning the European championships, Mr. Rakaczki highlighted that unlike the Universiade and the University World Championships, the teams of competing institutions are to take part in the event instead of national teams. Sixteen male and twelve female teams will be present at the international event, with the University of Miskolc granted the right to field both a male and a female team as the organiser of the event. Players’ age bracket is 17 – 28 years of age.