4 August 13:32 (BST)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships press conference on Sunday 5 August

BERLIN - Media are invited to attend a press conference on Sunday 5 August to mark the start of the 24th European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

WHAT: Press Conference held by European Athletics

WHERE: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Manufactory), Wegelystraße 1, 10623 Berlin

WHEN: 11:00, Sunday 5 August 2018

Jörg Woltmann, owner of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory
Christian Gäbler, head of the Berlin Senate Chancellery
Svein Arne Hansen, president of European Athletics
Frank Kowalski, chief executive of Berlin 2018 and head of the European Athletics Championships
Gina Lückenkemper (GER), German 100m champion
Sandra Perkovic (CRO), double Olympic and world discus champion, four-time European discus champion
Karsten Warholm (NOR), world 400m hurdles champion
Matthew Hudson-Smith (GBR), 400m world bronze medallist
David Storl (GER), two-time world and three-time European shot put champion

Media shuttle bus
10:00 - Main Media Center (Berlin Olympic Stadium)
10:20 - Media hotel, Motel One, Berlin-Upper West

The Royal Porcelain Manufactory will provide food and drink.

The local organising committe kindly ask for confirmation of attendance. Please reply to: Hans-Georg.Felder@berlin2018.info.


The preparations for Germany's biggest sporting event of the year are almost completed. The anticipation is overwhelming among everyone involved, including officials, athletes and fans. On Monday 6 August 2018, the 24th European Athletics Championships will begin with day "Q" in Berlin's Olympic Stadium and on the streets of the sports metropolis. The starting signal for the continental competitions is eagerly awaited.

In addition to the Olympic Stadium, the European Mile at the Breitscheidplatz in the City West plays a crucial role. Here not only the start and finish of the walking and marathon competitions are located, but also will the qualification in the men's shot put take place. In addition, the victory ceremonies will be celebrated and the medals awarded on a large show stage.

Christian Gäbler (head of the Berlin Senate Chancellery), Svein Arne Hansen (president of European Athletics) and Frank Kowalski (chief executive of Berlin 2018) will inform about the expectations of the city of Berlin and European Athletics, the activities scheduled at the Breitscheidplatz and the latest state of preparations.

With world and European champion Sandra Perkovic (discus), world champion Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles), 400m specialist Matthew Hudson-Smith, European champion David Storl (shot put) and the German champion and medal hope Gina Lückenkemper (100m), five stars of the European Athletics Championships will also be answering questions.

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