The European Games is an international multi-sport event in the Olympic tradition contested by athletes from European nations. The Games are governed by the European Olympic Committees (EOC), which announced their launch at its 41st General Assembly in Rome in 2012. The 2015 European Games took place in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015, and the 2019 Games were held in Minsk, Belarus.
The European Games are the final continental Games to be initiated, after the Asian Games, Pan American Games, Pacific Games and African Games. As of 2015, every continent has a continental games in the Olympic tradition.
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
The 2019 Minsk European Games Sports Programme included 15 sports:
Athletics, Archery, Badminton, 3×3 Basketball, Beach Soccer, Boxing, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Sambo, Shooting, Table Tennis, Wrestling
2023 European Games
AFI will lobby for the inclusion of Footy 9s as a demonstration sport in the 2023 European Games, which will be held in Kraków, Poland.