On behalf of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), the Polish University Sports Association (AZS Poland) and the Organizing Committee is hosting the 10th European Universities Badminton Championship in Warsaw, Poland between August 31 and September 6, 2015.
European University Sports Association (EUSA) is an umbrella non-governmental (NGO) non-profit organization, working in the field of university sport in Europe.
It links national university sport federations, universities, teams, individual competitors, volunteers and other partners in over 45 countries throughout Europe and will organize 19 European Universities Championships in 2015.
European Universities Games (EUG) is a multi-sport event, encompassing 10 sports - 8 compulsory sports: basketball, football, futsal, handball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis and two optional sports (out of 4): beach volleyball, golf, rowing or rugby sevens. The first edition of the EUG was held in Cordoba, Spain in 2012, the second edition of the EUG was held two years later in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The third edition will be held in 2016 in Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia next year.
Apart from the sports program and activities, EUSA also supports and encourages educational activities in the field of student sport. These are mainly realized by the three events organized by EUSA: EUSA Seminars, EUSA Symposiums and EUSA Conventions.
EUSA Seminars are organized biannually, and usually accompany the General Assemblies and focus on subjects which are of interest for the member organizations.
EUSA Symposiums are also organized biannually, and focus in active inclusion of students and cooperation with the universities. EUSA Conventions are organized annually as a training program for the organizers of the European Universities Championships and European Universities Games.
The University Sports Association (AZS – Akademicki Zwiazek Sportowy) is the biggest sports students organization in Poland, that exists from the beginning of the 20th century.
At present the AZS has more than 42 000 members, associated in more than 250 clubs, that trains in about 3 000 sections.
The AZS is an active member of International University Sports Federation (FISU) and European University Sports Association (EUSA) since their creation and takes part in system of international competition.
AZS Poland has big experience in organizing Badminton events, including the World University Championship in 2002 and the European Universities Championships in 2004 and 2008.
During the team event on September 1st/2nd 15 teams from 9 countries will compete for the team gold. After a rest day the championship will continue with the individual event from Friday to Sunday followed by the awarding ceremonies and the closing ceremony
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