Great news for Padel in Europe

A great event took place today and is very relevant for the Padel in Europe and represents at the same time a boost for the Padel worldwide.

Today, our President Luigi Carraro had a meeting with Mr. Raffaele Pagnozzi, Secretary General of the COE-European Olympic Committee and Raffaele Chiulli, President of the GAISF, which is a great support for the FIP, to present an official candidacy so that the Padel is included as a sport in the next European Olympic Games to be held in 2023, Krakow, Poland.

These Regional Olympic Games will be organized for the third time, after the editions of Baku in 2015 and Minsk in 2019. The previous regional games had a total of 50 participating countries and more than 4000 athletes.

The COE reacted very positively to the proposal, and in the coming weeks, the operational meetings between the FIP and the COE will begin to carry out the objective of including the Padel in said games.

This announcement represents great news for our sport, in particular in the European continent, since these Regional games are the antechamber of the Olympic Games. Since the beginning of the presidency of Luigi Carraro, one of the objectives set is to take the Padel to the highest sports category such as being in the Olympic Games. This meeting is a huge step to reach that goal.

We continue working to keep the padel growing and reach more countries, create more players and be represented in the highest bodies.