Lundaspelen started in 1978 as an idea of arranging a yearly youth tournament in Handball, Ice Hockey, Basketball and Soccer. Soccer and Ice Hockey was cancelled pretty quickly but the Handball and Basketball tournaments grew and are today two of Sweden’s biggest sporting events for youth. The first 1978 Lundaspelen in Handball had 113 teams from 28th clubs and in 1983 we had grown to over 400 teams. All total of 19859 teams from 38 countries have played Lundaspelen between 1978 and 2023. Five clubs have participated in every Lundaspelen: Ringsted, H43, OV Helsingborg, Lundagård and Kävlinge. Lundaspelen was cancelled 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19.

Since the first edition of Lundaspelen, the Handball tournament has been played on the 26th to 30th of December and Basketball on the 2nd to 5th of January. This to make sure there are enough arenas and schools to welcome all the participants.

Lundaspelen Handball is organized by LUGI Handboll, one of Sweden’s largest handball clubs with with over 950 active players and more than 70 teams in regular play. Lundaspelen Basketball is organized by IK Eos. Lundaspelen is organized in committee form under LUGI Handboll and has the slogan “Memories for life”.