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EUROPEAN OPEN/JUNIOR/SUB-JUNIOR/MASTERS CLASSIC AND EQUIPPED BENCH PRESS CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

The European Powerlifting Federation and Hungary Powerlifting Federation welcome you to the European Open/ Sub Junior/Junior/Master Classic and Equipped Bench Press Championships,  Budapest, Hungary,   2nd to 7th August 2022.   

689 athletes will be competing for the coveted medals. 420 males and 269 females will be present from 21 European nations. 

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. It is currently one of Europe's most important capital cities. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. 

Explore the city’s historical streets and you will discover why Budapest is called the Pearl of the Danube and why over 7 million tourists visit it every year. The Hungarian capital will fascinate you.

Hungarian cuisine is typically seasoned with various spices, especially paprika.  Goulash soup is the country’s most famous dish. And why not combine two different experiences and enjoy a dinner and cruise at the same time!

In AD 89, the Romans founded Aquincum on the old Celtic settlement, where Óbuda is currently located.  The word Aquincum comes from the word “aqua” due to its numerous thermal springs, which centuries later, in 1934, would give Budapest the title of “City of Spas”.  Budapest is a city you can visit by foot, but, if you don't want to walk, or don't have time, with the two tram lines and four metro lines you can easily get to the main points of interest.

Timetable and other information

An up-to-date timetable and further details and information of the event can be found on the EPF websitehttps://www.europowerlifting.org/fileadmin/data/events/2022/2022_08_BP_Hungary/2022_8_BP_Hungary_Timetable_X2.pdf

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

Official hotel and Venue

Novotel Budapest City & Budapest Congress Center (1123 Budapest, Alkotás street 63-67)

With a stay at Novotel Budapest City in Budapest (Gellert Hill), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool and Rudas Baths. This 4-star hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Buda Castle and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Fisherman's Bastion. Make yourself at home in one of the 319 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and Smart televisions. Your bed comes with premium bedding, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. Grab a bite to eat at Cafe Lounge, a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service.

Transport from airport to hotel

1 person: 50 EUR per person/one way

2 people: 30 EUR per person/one way

3 or more people: 25 EUR per person/one way

If you order transport, you must pay for it even if you later decide not to use it

Meet Director: István Botka, e-mail: botka.istvan(at)gmail.com

Technical Secretary: Felicián Mohai, e-mail: office@premiumzrt.hu Correspondence, visa: Felicián Mohai, e-mail: office@premiumzrt.hu

Accommodation: Felicián Mohai, e-mail: office@premiumzrt.hu 7

Transport, banquet: Felicián Mohai, e-mail: office(at)premiumzrt.hu

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

Technical Meeting: Monday 1st August at 20:00

All participating nations in 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 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 to the EPF Championship Secretary with a copy to the EPF Treasurer. The confirmation must include changes in the list of referees and changes in the final nomination.

EPF Championship Secretary: Mail bjorn(at)europowerlifting.org

EPF Treasurer: Xavier de Puytorac: Mail xavier@europowerlifting.org

Notes to editors

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

We look forward to welcoming you all to Budapest in August!

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