Two more sports have been confirmed by the EOC as part of the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games. Karate and beach handball will both debut in the youngest Continental Games of the world.
Karate will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo, but it will be just a "one-off," as the sport has not found a place in Paris 2024 sports programme. The sport has also been a part of all the World Games, since the inaugural edition in 1981.
Beach Handball featured the latest YOG (Youth Olympic Games) in Buenos Aires, the first edition of the World Beach Games in Doha in 2019, as well as, all of the editions of the World Games since 2001, including the last edition held in Wrocław, Poland. The 2023 European Games host country, Poland, has also already organized the 2019 European Championships in this discipline.
Earlier this month, taekwondo, canoe slalom, and modern pentathlon were announced as the first officially confirmed sports for the 2023 European Games, with the latter two being direct qualification events for Paris 2024.