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, 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, and many European, World and Olympic champions will be there for the final six thrilling days of multi-sport action from 7 to 12 August.
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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’ll 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 that Berlin has hosted the European Athletics Championships, but definitely not the 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.
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.
Number of medal events: 47
Number of competition days: 6
Number of athletes: 1,500
First edition: 1934
In the summer of 2018 Europe’s top athletes will compete in the inaugural European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports.
Tickets for both the Berlin 2018 European Championships and Glasgow 2018 European Championships are on sale.