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Aug 08, 2019

Hungary finished second in the medal table at the recent European Maccabi Games

The total 100 medals won by Hungary made the country the most successful European country at the games. They were followed by Germany, the UK and Latvia.

Hungary finished second after the United States in the medal table at the recent European Maccabi Games held in Budapest.

Tamás Deutsch, president of sports club MTK and chairman of the board of patronage of the games, said the 15th European Maccabi Games has been the biggest multisport event in Hungary, with 2,311 athletes from 42 countries participating, including a record 208 Hungarians.

The US won 75 gold, 43 silver and 37 bronze medals and the total 100 medals won by Hungary made the country the most successful European country at the games. They were followed by Germany, the UK and Latvia.

Deutsch said the games had been organized with state support of 4.9 billion HUF (EUR 15m) but it resulted in 1.5 billion HUF in tax revenues and 5 billion HUF revenues for economic players. He added that the government had reiterated its promise to build a Jewish sports center in Budapest and its construction is expected to start within the next few years.