Latest updated March 27 2020
BUCS has received confirmation from EUSA that the European University Games (EUG) scheduled for Belgrade in July 2020 have officially been postponed for this calendar year.
With the current uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, BUCS welcomes and fully supports this decision to ensure the health and safety of all student-athletes, staff, volunteers and officials.
It is clear that there will be a significant number of major sporting events that will be rescheduled for 2021 or beyond.
This will necessitate a review of the international sporting calendar for next year. We anticipate that this process will not take place in the immediate future. Any confirmed plan around rescheduling the Games is unlikely to be announced in the coming weeks.
Any rescheduled EUG will have a number of other areas to consider - including qualification requirements and student eligibility. The BUCS International Advisory Group is mindful of these areas and anticipates addressing all areas in response to an eventual confirmed plan for the EUG.
Organised by the European University Sports Association (EUSA), students represent their university at these events as opposed to BUCS or Great Britain.
The European Universities Championships are held on a biennial basis across 23 single sports in odd-numbered years. The next EUSA Championships will be held in 2021.
In even-numbered years the multi-sport European Universities Games (EUG) takes place bringing a large number of sports together in one city. The next European University Games will take place in Belgrade, Serbia in July 2020 with more details coming soon.