Update - Heart & Lung Transplant Games, June 2018


European Heart & Lung Transplant Games, Lignano, June 2018


The online entry is now open for the 2018 Games.

Italy is proud to invite you to the 17th European Games for Transplanted Heart and Lungs that will be held in Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD), from 11 to 16 June 2018.

The games are open to all recipients of heart or lung transplants.

The Championships are a sporting event that includes various different disciplines and are open to transplanted athletes of any age.


Most sporting events will be held inside of the Villaggio BellaItalia (formerly GeTur) of Lignano Sabbiadoro or a short distance from the same.

Lignano Sabbiadoro is an Italian municipality of 7,000 inhabitants, of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, bathed by the Adriatic Sea.

It is one of the most famous and tourist seaside resorts of Italy and is awarded the Blue Flag.


The sports present at the Games are:


Age categories






Extra Night



Athletes and supporters (>17 years) without accommodation



Athletes and supporters (> 17 years) in 2-bed room



Athletes and supporters (> 17 years) in single room



Athletes and supporters (> 17 years) in 3-bed room



Athletes and supporters (> 17 years) in 4-bed room



Athletes and supporters (> 17 years) in 5-bed room



Athletes and supporters (< 17 years) – only with adults



Supporters (< 4 years) only with adults




Tentative Program (Offical Program)


Day 1 - Monday 11.06.2018



Day 2 - Tuesday 12.06.2018


Day 3 - Wednesday 13.06.2018


Day 4 - Thursday 14.06.2018


Day 5 - Friday 15.06.2018


Day 6 - Sabato 16.06.2018


Irish Team Travel Arrangements

Transplant Team flight details proposed are with Aer Lingus Dublin to Venice (Marco Polo) on Sunday 10th June 2018 and return Sunday 17th June 2018.


Extra night’s accommodation costs apply for Sunday 10th June 2018 and Saturday 16th June 2018.




The IHLTA will have an Information desk for the Transplant Championships after our Service next Saturday 17th February 2018.



Information meeting for intending athletes/supporters travelling on Saturday 10th March 2018 immediately following IHLTA AGM.