3 August 11:09 (BST)

In numbers - athletics

BERLIN - A snapshot of the athletics competition at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships in facts and figures.

55,000
Capacity of Berlin Olympic Stadium during the Championships.

3,000
Spectators who will fill the European Mile arena at Breitscheidplatz Square where medal ceremonies will be held, plus men’s shot put qualifiers, race walks and marathons.

1,572
Athletes competing in Berlin, including 828 men and 744 women.

1934
Year the first European Athletics Championships held in Turin, Italy. Berlin 2018 is the 24th edition.

73
Athletes in the men's marathon, the most of any event.

49
Countries represented, plus 30 Authorised Neutral Athletes.

48
Years, 287 days is the age of the oldest competitor, men's 50km race walker Jesus Angel GARCIA (ESP); the youngest is world U20 women's triple jump champion Aleksandra NACHEVA (BUL) at 16 years, 345 days.

42
Medal events held in Berlin Olympic Stadium, plus six at the European Mile in Breitscheidplatz Square.

17
Medals won by Germany, the most successful nation at the Amsterdam 2016 European Championships.

4.81
Metres cleared by Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini STEFANIDI, the only championship record-breaker at Amsterdam 2016.

7
Days of competition, including one qualification day on Monday 6 August.

2
Years between each edition of the European Athletics Championships since they became biennial in 2012.

1
Athlete competing for the Athlete Refugee Team.

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