Budapest (MTI) – Budapest has been selected as the venue of the European Maccabi Games, the biggest European competition of Jewish athletes, in 2019, Motti Tichauer, chairman of the European Maccabi Confederation, said on Sunday.

Budapest rivalled with Basel for the right to host the ten-day series of events.

With nearly 2,500 athletes expected to participate, the European Maccabi Games will be Hungary’s biggest sporting event in 2019, organisers said.

The Hungarian government announced late October that it would part-finance organisation with 2.1 billion forints (EUR 6.7m).

Photo: JCC Maccabi Games Facebook page


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