A warm welcome back, 

Belgium 2022, you’re all invited!

As representative of different organizations of patients with lung and / or cardiovascular diseases in Belgium, I am very proud to send you all an invitation to join us on the 19th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships held in Ostend on 6th to 13th June 2022.  

The European Championships are a multi-sport event who are open for all heart-, lung and heart-lung transplant recipients. This international sport event are a sporting event that includes various  different disciplines and are open to transplanted athletes of any age. The championships will take place in Ostend in the Province of West-Vlaanderen, a city at the seaside with around 72 000 inhabitants.

”It is an honor for the city of Ostend to host these Games and help to spread the word about the importance of organ donation. We hearty welcome all the athletes and their supporters to Ostend in summer 2022”, said Bart Tommelein, the Mayor of the city of Ostend and the patron of the Games. 

The sports included in these championships are athletics, cross country, cycling, golf, swimming, petanque, table tennis, tennis, padel and volleyball. 

We are so happy to say welcome back to all of you, we hope to see you all in June 2022! 

Raymond Van Ryckel
LOC Ostend

You're welcome in Ostend, Belgium!

Ostend will be your host for the 19th European heart and lung transplant champignionships. At the 'City by the Sea', over five and a half miles of sandy beaches invites you to delightful sunbathing and a refreshing dip in the North Sea. You will be able to thoroughly enjoy sports and relaxation, strolling and shopping etc. ... Hope to see all of you in June 2022!