Berlin 2018 showcased the best the sport has to offer on the continent. More than 1,500 athletes from European Athletics’ 51 Member Federations competed with many European, World and Olympic champions there for the final six, thrilling days of multisport action from 7 to 12 August.
No fewer than 72 sets of medals were decided across 10 days of competition. Over 1,000 swimmers, divers, open water and synchronised swimmers competed in Glasgow. Among them were many of the stars of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and 2016 European Aquatics Championships.
Cycling featured on 10 days of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships across Glasgow. With European riders taking 14 of the 18 gold medals on offer in the four cycling disciplines at the Rio Olympic Games 2016, racing in Glasgow was truly world class.
The inaugural multi-sport 2018 European Championships saw the European Golf Team Championships staged for the first time, a tournament held on the historic Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course, the host venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
World-class gymnastics returned to Glasgow in 2018 when the Scottish city staged the 33rd Men’s and 32nd Women’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Around 300 gymnasts from the European Union of Gymnastics’ 50 Member Federations competed in Glasgow.
The European Rowing Championships are among the oldest pan-continental sporting events and are able to trace their history back to 1893. 17 titles were up for grabs in 2018 when the event formed part of the inaugural multisport 2018 European Championships.
The three triathlon races at the inaugural multisport European Championships were held at Glasgow’s Strathclyde Country Park, also the venue for the triathlon during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Mixed relay was again on the programme in Glasgow, along with the traditional men’s and women’s individual events.