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Jun 13, 2017

Hungary allocates 30 billion HUF for infrastructure developments for 'Jewish Olympics'

The government has allocated over 30 billion HUF (90.7m EUR) for infrastructure development projects required to host the European Maccabi Games in Budapest in 2019

The Hungarian government has allocated over 30 billion HUF (90.7m EUR) for infrastructure development projects required to host the European Maccabi Games in Budapest in 2019.

According to Magyar Nemzet, the projects will be overseen by Miklós Seszták, minister for National Development and will go ahead in the near future.

The European Maccabi Games are held every four years, two years after the Maccabiah hosted always by Israel and are often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics”.

Budapest was awarded the right to host the 2019 Games ahead of Basel last November. The 2019 European Maccabi Games are expected to draw some 2,500-3,000 athletes from 40 countries.