28 Apr 2017

Paris to host 2020 European Athletics Championships after Glasgow-Berlin 2018 European Championships

European Athletics confirmed on Friday 28 April that Paris will be the host city for the standalone 2020 European Athletics Championships that will follow the inaugural multisport Glasgow-Berlin European Championships in 2018.

This 26th edition of the European Athletics Championships will take place at Charléty Stadium in Paris from 26 to 30 August 2020.

Paris will host the Olympic-year European Athletics Championships thanks to an ambitious and ecological application.

From the moment these championships opened to applicants, Paris put everything in place to propose an excellent application.

The French Athletics Federation and the Paris 2020 committee made a number of outstanding presentations in front of the various stakeholders.

Their application had an even greater impact due to the fact that it benefited from considerable support from the public authorities both in Paris and in France as a whole.

"I’m delighted that the European Athletics Council validated the Parisian project to host the European Athletics Championships 2020. It’s an ambitious yet realistic project, which will enable us to return our sport to centre stage again, shortly after the Olympic Games,” said European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen.

André Giraud, President of the French Athletics Federation, said, “Hosting the European Championships in France is a great opportunity for us to unify our clubs and our members around a popular event, which is intended to convey our values: setting new targets, commitment and solidarity.”

“I’m sure that Paris is capable of organising some fantastic championships, on a par with those organised over recent years in Zurich and Amsterdam, as well as those which are being prepared for next year in Berlin as part of the first multisport European Championships”, said President Hansen.