History of the Eurovision Sports Games

Ski slope instead of studio, football instead of desk and golf club stick instead of microphone.

In the 1950s, a group of broadcasters was contemplating a way of how to create an arena for their staff to participate in friendly competitions, an annual meeting to practice sports together. They soon found the answer: EUROSPORT. The main idea, other than engaging in sports activities, was to make new contacts, to exchange opinions and to spend a week together in an informal, friendly and sporty atmosphere.

In the first few years an annual Summer-EURO was arranged. From 1971 onwards it was enhanced by the winter-EURO, which has been held on an annual basis in one of the participating countries ever since and comprises slalom, giant slalom, super G and cross-country skiing. The motto has remained the same, "it's the taking part that counts" and all participants, whether beginners or of advanced level, are encouraged and celebrated.

At the end of each day, the participants eat, celebrate, discuss and dance together in the evening, cultivate old friendships and perhaps make new contacts.

 

2021 France –
2020 Austria – Saalfelden Leogang
2019 Norway – Trysil
2018 Germany – Reit im Winkl
2017 Sweden – Åre
2016 Switzerland– Adelboden
2015 Italy – Madonna di Campiglio
2014 France – La Rosière
2013 Spain – Celer/Benasque
2012 Denmark – Sisimiut (Greenland)
2011 Austria – Schladming
2010 Norway – Hovden
2009 Germany – Balderschwang
2008 Sweden – Tärnaby
2007 Switzerland – Riederalp
2006 Italy – Val Pusteira
2005 France – Avoriaz
2004 Norway – Hafjell
2003 Austria – Schruns
2002 Spain – Sierra Nevada
2001 Germany – Oberwiesenthal
2000 Sweden – Dundret
1999 Switzerland – Villars
1998 Belgium – Les Ménuires
1997 Italy – Madonna Di Campiglio
1996 Germany – Schliersee
1995 Norway – Oppdal
1994 France – Les Ménuires
1993 Austria – Ischgl
1992 Spain – Jaca
1991 Sweden – Lindvallen Sälen
1990 Switzerland – Haute Nendaz
1989 Germany – Lenggries
1988 Italy – Pila
1987 Austria – Mellau
1986 Norway – Geilo
1985 Switzerland – Haute Nendaz
1984 France – La Plagne
1983 Germany – Berchtesgarden
1982 Spain – Baqueira Beret
1981 Italy – Val Senales
1980 Switzerland – Grindewald
1979 Austria – Neustift
1978 France – Tignes
1977 Germany – Oberstaufen
1976 Spain – Sierra Nevada
1975 Switzerland – Riederalp
1974 Austria – Schruns
1973 Italy – Courmayeur
1972 No competitions
1971 France – Vars

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