- 28 Aug 2019 7:30 AM
- Hungary Matters
Budapest has been selected by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) from among 50 bidders to host the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games, the organisers noted in a statement on Tuesday.
Disciplines to be contested at the event include 3×3 basketball, BMX freestyle cycling, parkour, breakdancing, freestyle flying disc, inline freestyle, laser run and indoor rowing.
Of these, 3×3 basketball will be making its debut as an Olympic sport at next year’s Games in Tokyo, while breakdancing will be introduced in Paris in 2024.
The World Urban Games is the ultimate celebration of new-generation sports forged by the spirit of youth. It is a showcase for the skill, style and power of the most inspirational urban athletes on the planet.
It comprises a wide-ranging programme of competitive and showcase urban sports complimented by a Festival of youth-focused music, art and culture.
MTI Photo: Czeglédi Zsolt