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"The European Championships is borne out of the desire to create the grandest of stages in Europe"
European Championships

What is the European Championships?

The European Championships is borne out of the desire to create the grandest of stages upon which to crown the accomplishments of Europe's Champions. The event aims to increase the level of awareness and recognition such achievements deserve by creating a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates all Champions of Europe.

As an example, we were inspired by the feats of British breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty. At the 2014 European Aquatics Championships, Peaty won four gold medals and set two world records – yet few knew his name outside of the sport. We aim to change that by delivering a new spectacle for the international sporting calendar positioned among the world’s top sporting events.

The European Championships aspires to reach beyond the dedicated fan to find a much broader audience by creating the most captivating multisport event possible.

Glasgow/Berlin 2018

A new era in world sport got underway in August 2018 as Glasgow and Berlin hosted the inaugural European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together a collection of the continent’s leading sports.

To be staged every four years, the European Championships is a new highlight on the global sporting calendar, elevating the status of its competitors and their performances during an 11-day celebration of world-class sport.

Delivered in partnership with several leading European sports federations, it includes the existing European Championships for athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, with a new golf team championships that took place at the famous Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course in 2018.

More than 3,000 athletes travelled to Scotland, while 1,500 athletes competed in Berlin.

A look back at Glasgow 2018

15 Dec 2018
Take a look back at an amazing 11 days of sport and culture at the European Championships 2018

A LOOK BACK AT BERLIN 2018

15 Dec 2018
Berlin 2018 - part of the inaugural multisport European Championships - was an amazing celebration of sport and...

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Federation partners

Host city partners

  • People Make Glasgow
  • Scottish Government
  • Berlin

Broadcast partner

  • Eurovision