The European Athletics Championships in 2018 in Berlin will be part of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships alongside the six sports taking place in Glasgow.

Tickets are already selling fast for European Athletics’ flagship championships, the majority of which will be held in Berlin’s iconic Olympic Stadium, with the road races and race walking events held throughout the renowned sporting city.

Berlin 2018 will showcase the best the sport has to offer on the continent. More than 1,500 athletes from European Athletics’ 51 Member Federations will compete with many European, World and Olympic champions there for the final six thrilling days of multi-sport action from 7 to 12 August.

Left to Right: Mujinga Kambundji, Dafne Schippers & Ivet Lalova-Collio celebrating after 100m Women's Finals at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Left to Right: Mujinga Kambundji, Dafne Schippers & Ivet Lalova-Collio celebrating after 100m Women's Finals at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Image credit: European Athletics

International superstars such as Mo Farah, Dafne Schippers, Nafi Thiam, Sandra Perkovic, Anita Wlodarczyk and Adam Kszczot are expected to be among the top names in the German capital. There will also be home-grown talents like Julian Reus and Rio 2016 Olympic champions Christophe Harting and Thomas Rohler, alongside proven crowd pleasers such as France’s Renaud Lavillenie and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi.

A total television audience of 358 million watched the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships – the last six-day edition of the event – with 33 broadcasters producing 1,677 hours of coverage – underlining the incredible pull of European Athletics’ main event. A major boost in television audiences across all sports is expected in 2018.

With the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships being part of the European Championships, European Athletics will have the perfect platform to promote our sport across the continent and worldwide to what we hope is an unprecedented television audience.

 – European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen, co-chair of the 2018 European Championships Board.

It will be the first time Berlin has hosted the European Athletics Championships, but definitely not its first top-class athletics spectacle.

The 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin are remembered by many as the best world championships in history: a triumph of organisation, outstanding athletic performances and fan engagement with an unforgettably electric atmosphere, with perhaps the highlight being Usain Bolt's still-unbeaten men's 100m world record of 9.58 seconds.

A TV audience of 358 million watched the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships with 33 broadcasters producing 1,677 hours of coverage.

The European Athletics Championships are not just about the present and the future of the sport, but also honouring the past.

The first championships were held in the Italian city of Turin in 1934 and Berlin will stage the 24th edition – a legacy and heritage for the sport of more than 80 years.

Venue

Olympic Stadium

Berlin

Berlin's Olympic Stadium will host the European Athletics Championships. The iconic stadium is a place of records as well as a rich and deeply engaging history. It is one of the world’s most prestigious venues for sporting and entertainment events, hosting international sporting events such as 2006 FIFA World Cup Final and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final.

Tickets are now on sale for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, with five categories available to purchase including premium and family tickets.

Federation

European Athletics is the governing body of the sport of athletics in Europe. It serves its Member Federations by working to promote the sport of athletics (including track & field, cross country, road running, race walking and mountain running) throughout Europe. Its role includes staging championships and elite competitions, which provide opportunities for Europe’s top athletes to excel, showcase the sport, drive public interest in athletics and create the income necessary for other activities. The work of European Athletics also includes leading its Member Federations and supporting their work in their countries as they reach out to engage more people and deliver all the forms and benefits of athletics.