2017 Győr

23-29 July - 2017

23-29 July - 2017


Hungary - General information

Hungary considers it very important to be able to host major international sports events, and Győr is an excellent venue to implement them. The public of Hungary is enthusiastically looking forward to the first ever occasion for the Olympic anthem to resound in the country, as the Olympic Flame will arrive in Hungary. Though hosted by Győr, the event unites the entire nation, enjoying the people's unanimous support.

Hungary is a country situated in the Carpathian Basin in Central Europe. The capital city is Budapest. The country is a member of the European Union, the NATO and the Schengen Area. Hungary has an area of 93,093 square kilometers with an estimated population of 9,879,000.

Hungary is a democratic republic where members of the parliament are elected every four years. The Prime Minister serves as the head of government and the President of the Republic serves as the head of state.

99% of the people living in Hungary speak Hungarian as a first language. Hungarian is a Uralic language distantly related to Finnish and Estonian. English and German are the most widely spoken foreign (second) languages. As for Ethnic diversity, in 2011 83% of the population was Hungarian, 3% Romani, 1% German, but almost 15% did not declare their ethnicity.

Hungary has no official religion, but the country is traditionally Christian. The most important religions are the Roman Catholic, the Reformed Calvinist, the Lutheran, the Greek Catholic, the Jewish and the Muslim.

Hungary is the home of some fascinating architectural and archaeological treasures – the largest synagogue and the largest medicinal bath in Europe, the second largest Baroque castle in the world (Gödöllő), the third largest church in Europe (Esztergom), the largest Early Christian Necropolis outside Italy (Pécs) and several Roman and medieval sites.

Hungary has a thriving cultural scene with theater, ballet and musical performances in most of its major cities and towns. The film industry has also reached international success. The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to a Hungarian author, Imre Kertész in 2002.

Hungarian has a characteristic cuisine with dishes based on meats, seasonal vegetables and fruits, dairy products and spices, such as pepper and paprika.


City of Győr
City of Győr

Official partners

Magyarország KormányaMagyar Olimpiai BizottságMagyar Atlétikai SzövetségMagyar Judo Szövetség Magyar Kerékpár SzövetségMagyar Kézilabda SzövetségMagyar Kosárlabda SzövetségMagyar Röplabda SzövetségMagyar Tenisz SzövetségMagyar Torna SzövetségMagyar Úszó Szövetség Széchenyi István University











Diamond sponsors

Audi Hungaria Győr Projekt GyőrSzol Scitec

Gold sponsors

AgroFeed Chango Friesland QP Ricoh Vidanet

Silver sponsors

Coop Praktiker

Bronze sponsors

Ceres Csipet snack Dr. Orto Édes Napok EudentHatos és társa MC Donalds PalatiaRoland Divatház Vill-Korr


Győr MOB

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