About us

It started with a dream...

The Idea arose in the mid-1970s within Idrottsringen – an organization consisting of four sports clubs: Lugi Handboll, IK Eos, Lund’s IS and Lund’s FF.

Idrottsringen was founded in 1974. The triggering event was when Lund’s FF was denied membership in Samorganisationen, consisting of six sports clubs. Arne Hansson, the chairman of the football club in those days, then contacted Lugi Handboll and IK Eos . The result was Idrottsringen. As a first contribution each club invested 500 kronor. In addition the new organization took a bank loan of 15 000 swedish kronor. A year later, 1975, the ice-hockey club Lund’s IS became the fourth member.

The purpose of Idrottsringen was to raise money for the activities of the four clubs. The basic idea was – the more clubs cooperating the better the possibility to earn money. Bingo, spring fairs, lotteries and sales of Advent calendars (Christmas) were some of Idrottsringens activities.

For many years now IK Eos has been the organizer of the basketball tournament. The late Lars-Erik Larsson and Gunnar Persson both played important roles in the tournament. Another key figure is Peter Kozak, who was the Chief Organizer of Lundaspelen for thirty years and still is a member of the management.

It all started with the dream of a couple of volunteers: to give young people involved in sports opportunities to get to know each other, establish connections across borders and to give them memories for life. This dream is still vivid – for the officials, the coaches and the players. It is and will remain the core of the tournament and the phenomenon Lundaspelen.