Lisbon wins the European Capital of Sport 2021


Lisbon received the title of European Capital of Sport 2021. Six other members of EUROCITIES got the title of European City of Sport 2018: Banja LuKa, Braga, Cluj-Napoca, Klaipeda, Kortijki and Ostend. In 2018, the European Capital of Sport is Sofia.

The titles were awarded during a ceremony at the European Parliament on 6 December.  The awards recognise cities as drivers of social inclusion and well-being through sport.

EUROCITIES is proud of our members that work towards improving the quality of life in cities and fostering social cohesion at local level.

The titles of European Capital of Sport and European City of Sport title are awarded annually by ACES Europe, which is a non-profit association based in Brussels that works for recognising sport as a vehicle for improving social cohesion in communities.

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