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Santa Susanna takes over from Lausanne (Switzerland) and Ayutthaya (Thailand) and organizes the 2021 Petanque world championship

22 de October de 2021
  • Santa Susanna takes over from Lausanne (Switzerland) and Ayutthaya (Thailand) and organizes the 2021 Petanque world championship

The mayor, Joan Campolier, the CSD general director of Sports, Albert Soler, and the president of the Spanish Petanque Federation, Antonio Pérez, will present the competition in a ceremony to be held on Friday, October 22.

Santa Susanna will become the world capital of petanque for a few days. The municipality will host the 2021 Petanque World Championship between November 12 and 21. It is an event that will host more than 400 participants representing 70 countries around the world. It is estimated that the number of people who will be in the municipality during these days is around 6,000.

Petanque is a sport that has many loyal fans who are interested in competition. For this reason, LaLigaSports platform will broadcast the entire championship that can be followed from anywhere on the planet. Furthermore, on this occasion and for the first time in history, the three categories of this sport (male senior triples, female senior triples, and youth triples) will compete simultaneously in the same championship and the same country.

At their meeting on July 11, the members of the Executive Committee of the International Petanque Federation considered that international competitions should be resumed. Santa Susanna’s candidacy was quickly put on the table as the venue that will take over from Lausanne (Switzerland) and Ayutthaya (Thailand) have had to suspend their championships as a result of the pandemic.

We invite you to the presentation of the 2021 Petanque World Cup that will take place on October 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the 17th-century manor house of Can Ratés. 

The event will be attended by: Joan Campolier, mayor of Santa Susanna; Albert Soler, General Director of Sports of the Higher Sports Council; Antonio Pérez, President of the Spanish Petanque Federation; and José Montero, director of Institutional Relations of LaLigaSports.