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European Open, Junior and Sub-Junior Equipped Powerlifting Championships, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 3rd to 8th May 2022

The European Powerlifting Federation and Czech Powerlifting Federation welcome you to Pilsen, Czech Republic for the European Open, Junior and Sub-Junior Equipped Powerlifting Championships, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 3rd to 8th May 2022. 

228 athletes will be competing for the coveted medals. 128 males and 100 females will be present from Poland, Italy, Ukraine, France, Finland, Romania, Great Britain, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Czechia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Austria, Iceland and Slovenia. 

Pilsen is a city in the western Czech Republic. It’s known for the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, specializing in bottom-fermented beer since 1842, with brewing cellars and a bottling plant.  Ringed by parks, the old centre has the 19th-century Great Synagogue, which also hosts concerts. The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, completed in the 16th century, has Renaissance paintings and a tall spire with a viewing gallery.  The advantage of the Pilsen historical centre is that all important sites are concentrated in one place: the monumental Gothic cathedral with the tallest spire in the Czech Republic, the third biggest Synagogue in Europe, several museums and galleries and a number of beautiful historical buildings. A pleasant stroll through the historical centre may be finished in some of local cafés or restaurants, in spring and summer relaxing in the garden with an amazing view of blossoming parks.

Timetable and other information

An up-to-date timetable and further details and information of the event can be found on the EPF website https://www.europowerlifting.org/.

Details of the event, photos, videos, and reports can also be found on the official

EPF Facebook page.  You can follow High Quality livestream of the event via the EPF homepage and EPF Facebook page https://www.youtube.com/user/thegoodlifttv

Information regarding Covid restrictions and precautions  

There are no longer any coronavirus restrictions for entry from EU countries into the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has also lifted the existing obligations for Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City. You are required to fill in a Passenger Form and to be able to provide an EU COVID or corresponding national certificate of completed vaccination

The IPF protocol for covid precautions will  also be followed. This includes the wearing of masks by the spotters and coaches near the main platform and coaches in the warm up room. Officials, organisers, media personnel and lifters must also use a mask if less than one metre from another person.

The organizer will provide details of Covid-19 test stations if anybody needs to take a test.

Notes to editors

Media accreditations will be provided, and Wi-Fi connection is available in the venue.

Official hotel and Venue

Parkhotel Congress Center Pilsen is one of the largest congress hotels in the Czech Republic. The hotel complex consists of 3 buildings. There are 8 congress halls, the largest of which is 1000 square metres.  The hotel has its own restaurant, lobby bar, club and conservatory.  In the warmer months, several outdoor terraces are open, whose peaceful scenery is completed by the outdoor pool. Guests can relax at the spa and work out at the on-site fitness centre.

The hotel facilities offer free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can enjoy free parking in the hotel car park. The hotel is located in the south of Pilsen at Borský Park. The Sídlišt? Bory bus stop is 200 meters from the hotel. The train and bus stations are 4 km from the hotel. For guests arriving in the city by car, the hotel car park with a charger for electric cars is available free of charge.

Meet Director: Miroslav Vacek, e-mail: vacek(at)powerlifting.cz

Technical Secretary: Ivan Karpisek, e-mail: ivan.karpisek@tiscali.cz

Correspondence, visa: Lenka Matejovska, e-mail: cpf(at)powerlifting.cz

Accommodation: Vojtech Duraj, e-mail: powerlifting@parkhotel-czech.eu Mobile Phone: +420 608 111 702 Phone: +420 378 772 977

Transport, banquet: Alyona Vassilkova, e-mail: transport-banquet@seznam.cz Mobile Phone: +420 774 896 694

Championship Secretary: Bjørn Astad, e-mail: bjorn@europowerlifting.org phone: +47 91817979

General Assembly: Monday 2nd May at 18:00 hours at the Park hotel Congress Centre Pilsen Technical Meeting: Monday 2nd May after General Assembly at the Park hotel Congress Centre Pilsen .

All participating nations in the European championships should be represented at the Technical Meeting.  If a representative of a participating nation is absent at the Technical Meeting prior to the European championship or has not informed the EPF Championship Secretary about his/her absence by confirming the participation of his/her federation’s nominated lifters (by e-mail) a fine of 250 Euro will be imposed to the concerned national federation (EPF By-laws 105.6). The confirmation of absence from Technical Meeting must be sent between the date of the final nomination and the start of the Technical Meeting. The confirmation must include changes in the list of referees and changes in the final nomination.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Pilsen in May!

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