European Veterans Championships | 1 Jun 2021
Rimini chosen as host of the 2022 European Veterans Championships
The ETTU Executive Board is pleased to announce the 2022 European Veterans Championships has been awarded to the Table Tennis Association of Italy to be held at Rimini Expo Center in Rimini from 25th June to 2nd July 2022. After an interval of 3 years EVC 2022 will be a welcome return for Championship titles for all European veteran age groups.
There were two candidates, Denmark also expressed the desire to organise the event.
“Both presentations are very professional and detailed. We had very big discussions at the Executive Board meeting after it. It was a difficult decision to bring the EVC 2022 to Rimini. This time Italian bid was a little bit better. I hope we will have a great EVC 2022 in Rimini and also great events in Denmark in near future,” explained Board Member Ina JOZEPSONE.
The last time that Italy organized a European Veterans Championship was with the Courmayeur edition back in 2003
“There are many reasons that led us to apply to organize the European Veteran Table Tennis Championships of 2022. First of all, as we hope, 2022 will be the year of the true "rebirth" of our sport after this terrible period of Pandemic. Our country, like many other countries in the world, has paid a very high price for the spread of the COVID virus which has determined not only the loss of many human lives but also and above all a situation of unprecedented social suffering in all sectors, productive and not, including the world of sport, which has deprived not only young people but also older people of the possibility of being able to play sports freely.We strongly want to create a memorable edition of the European Veterans Championships that is a strong sign of the desire to return to life and have fun and to do so both by returning to playing table tennis but also by doing so in a location that in Italy is considered the home of fun. Italy wants to demonstrate to the whole of Europe that nothing will stop table tennis and that we will recover only by playing our beloved sport,” said General Secretary of the Italian Federation Giuseppe MARINO.
The Championships will be hosted by Rimini, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and capital city of the Province. It sprawls along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the most notable seaside resorts in Europe with revenue from both national and international tourism forming a significant portion of the city's economy.