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Official kick-off of the ECSG2022 in Gelderland

November 29, 2021
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At Papendal, Jan Markink (deputy of the province of Gelderland), Jochem Schellens (director of Papendal), Marcel Hielkema (chairman of VNO-NCW Midden) and Jan van Dellen (alderman of Arnhem) organized the official kick-off of the European Company Sport Games (ECSG). After 45 years, Europe’s largest multi-day corporate sports event will return to the Netherlands in 2022. With the theme ‘The future is bright’, ECSG2022 wants to be a bright spot in the corona pandemic, a moment to look forward to and work towards together. They symbolized this by lighting the campaign light together.

The ‘mini-Olympic Games’ for company sports will take place from 22 to 26 June 2022 in Gelderland. More than 5,000 athletes from companies from all over Europe are expected to come together to exercise, have fun and network. There are competitions in 23 sports, at different levels. The European Company Sport Games 2022 is a unique edition because the sports take place in different cities, as opposed to 1 city in previous editions. National Top Sports Center Papendal is the heart of the event. In addition, there are competitions in Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Ede and in the Achterhoek region. This allows participants to get acquainted with the whole of Gelderland.

Boost for vitality
Deputy Jan Markink: “Especially in this corona time we see how important exercise is for our health, and how we miss it if circumstances prevent it. With the ECSG2022, we want to boost vitality in the workplace and offer everyone a great event at great locations where sport and meeting go hand in hand.”