The 17th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships took place from June 11-16 in Lignano Sabbiadoro. The championships were a big avowal to organ donation and life after a transplant.

As expected, the competitions could be carried out in the best weather. Directly from the sports grounds led a way to the beach of the northern Adriatic, where you could go swimming in wonderful water. The participants were in the grounds of the sports park GTur in Lignano housed in different buildings. Clean accommodations and very good food were an affair of honor for our Italian hosts. Especially the opening and closing evenings were culinary highlights.

A total of 229 athletes (62 female and 167 male) and 169 supporters took part in the games.

Many thanks to the organization around Nevio Toneatto for the excellent games in Italy!


From 09. - 11. March 2018 President Brendan Gilligan and the MC members Jenny Björk and Karsten Zeh visited the venue for the EHLTC 2018 in Italy and convinced themselves of the state of preparation for the games. After visiting various places and sports facilities it can be said that the LOC in Italy is working hard to prepare the games and that all activities are on schedule.



On 19 / 20. February the EHLTF MC met in Leiden to the last meeting before the European Transplant Sport Championships 2016 in Finland.
The agenda included the evaluation of the activities in the past year as well as an update on the current status of the preparation of the European Transplant Sport Championships by the head of the organizing committee Teemo Lakkasuo.

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