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European Athletics Championships

European champions Kaul and Luckenkemper crowned German Sportspeople of the Year

European champions Niklas Kaul and Gina Lückenkemper were crowned German Sportspeople of the Year at the 76th edition of the prestigious annual c [...]

19th December 2022 13:06

December 2022 issue of Inside Track now available to download

The December 2022 issue of the European Athletics biannual newsletter Inside Track has been published. It can be viewed as an online interactive flipp [...]

7th December 2022 15:58

Birmingham awarded 2026 European Athletics Championships

The 2026 European Athletics Championships were awarded to Birmingham on the first day of the European Athletics Council meeting in Warsaw, Poland on F [...]

11th November 2022 15:37

Spotakova brings her illustrious career to an end

One of the greatest javelin throwers in history has drawn her long and illustrious career to a close. Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova has announced [...]

9th September 2022 17:08

Tokyo and Munich showcases the rise and rise of Dutch athletics

At the press conference on the eve of the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships, Femke Bol was asked about the prospect of matching the feats o [...]

6th September 2022 11:38

Ceh's medal-winning exploits rebuild athletics' popularity in Slovenia

This time last year Kristjan Ceh was reflecting on a big step forward in his discus career. Fifth-place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, on the back of [...]

1st September 2022 13:07

Patience, perseverance and belief propels Murto to new heights

In her moment of victory, when defending European champion Aikaterini Stefanidi's failure to clear 4.80m at the last attempt revealed her as the women [...]

28th August 2022 13:40

“The most beautiful moment in my career.” Spotakova lands last gasp javelin bronze in Munich

At 41, Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova has amassed a unique collection of women's javelin medals, including gold medals at Olympic, world and Europ [...]

26th August 2022 09:40

Young Leaders Forum meets Allianz inspires the future generations

The eighth edition of the European Athletics Young Leaders Forum – this year entitled Young Leaders Forum meets Allianz after a partnership with [...]

25th August 2022 09:15

Wightman’s 800m silver in Munich fuels middle distance double ambitions

The mission in Munich, which world 1500m champion Jake Wightman decided to accept, was, in his own words: “To show I can be competitive over 800 [...]

24th August 2022 21:26

Ntrismpioti's waiting game yields double gold in Munich

Karditsa is an easy-going city in the heart of the Greek mainland where the cafes and meze restaurants are full of locals sipping tsipouro and playing [...]

24th August 2022 10:55

Auf Wiedersehen Munich! Hosts Germany’s best championships this century

Hosts Germany enjoyed their best European Athletics Championships since 1998 by winning seven gold medals at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Champi [...]

23rd August 2022 14:59

Weber lands javelin gold as Mahuchikh completes the set of European high jump titles

On a night when Yaroslava Machuchikh claimed an inspirational high jump gold for her stricken country - as a Ukrainian high jumper who has been traini [...]

21st August 2022 23:14

Germany’s relay heroics propel hosts to the top of the medal table in Munich

Germany finished top of the medal table at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships, part of the wider multi-sport European Championships, as [...]

21st August 2022 21:01

Bol emulates Blankers-Koen with third gold medal of the championships in Munich

For the third time in four nights, the formidable Femke Bol was a class apart in the home straight of a final at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Ch [...]

20th August 2022 22:48

Mondo Magic in Munich as Duplantis clears a championship record of 6.06m

Three first-time clearances at 5.65m, 5.85m and 5.90m were enough for world and Olympic pole vault champion Armand Duplantis to retain the European ti [...]

20th August 2022 21:20

Greek lightning strikes twice as Ntrismpioti wins double gold in the race walk in Munich

After waiting 19 years for her first major championship medal - a gold in the 35km race walk on Tuesday (16), Antigoni Ntrismpioti made it two titles [...]

20th August 2022 11:48

Bekh-Romanchuk wins emotional triple jump title for Ukraine with 15.02m in Munich

From the pit of despair to unbounded joy, Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk took one giant leap in the space of 24 hours with the triple jump tour de force that e [...]

20th August 2022 00:07

Magic Muir lands back-to-back European 1500m titles in Munich

Reigning 1500m champion Laura Muir and 100m silver medallist Zharnel Hughes secured two golds for Great Britain on day five of the Munich 2022 Europea [...]

19th August 2022 23:27

Warholm and Bol provide a 400m hurdles masterclass in Munich

Championship records in the women's and men's 400m hurdles fell at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships tonight (19) as Femke Bol of the N [...]

19th August 2022 21:40

Hosts Germany lead men’s 4x100m heats with sparkling national record of 37.97

In damp but not yet rainy conditions – the forecast was for a storm – home quartet Germany topped the 4x100m heats with a national record [...]

19th August 2022 11:25

Vuleta: "It wasn’t even an option to come here and fail to win"

After the rain relented in the Olympic Stadium, the half-soaked crowd was treated to a field event fest in the rearranged programme, with three finals [...]

18th August 2022 23:13

Klosterhalfen times it to perfection to win 5000m gold in Munich

On a rainswept night when Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen successfully completed the defence of his European 1500 and 5000m titles, Konstanze Klosterhalfe [...]

18th August 2022 21:06

Thiam closes in on her second full set of major heptathlon titles in Munich

Nafissatou Thiam remains on course to complete a second full set of Olympic, world and European heptathlon titles on the eve of her 28th birthday at t [...]

18th August 2022 13:01

Favourites Warholm and Bol on course for 400m hurdles titles in Munich

Karsten Warholm was back in the winning groove and Femke Bol back on the track where she took 400m flat gold the night before in the semifinals of the [...]

18th August 2022 11:46

Former U20 standouts Ghelber and Murto graduate to senior honours in Munich

Two outstanding women's junior field event performers made a big mark in senior competition tonight (17) at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Champio [...]

17th August 2022 23:12

Multi-talented Bol storms to European 400m title in 49.44

There were no hurdles for the multi-talented Femke Bol to negotiate in the home straight of the magnificent Munich Olympic Stadium but the flying Dutc [...]

17th August 2022 22:01

Ceh and Thiam in record-breaking form on the third morning session in Munich

Stepping into the discus ring inside the hallowed Olympic Stadium in Munich for the first time, Slovenia's Kristjan Ceh not only handsomely surpassed [...]

17th August 2022 12:12

Kaul’s second day charge clinches dramatic decathlon gold in Munich

The decibel count in the Olympic Stadium threatened to raise the celebrated glass wave of the distinctive glass roof as Niklas Kaul completed a stunni [...]

16th August 2022 23:31

Home favourite Luckenkemper wins a 100m thriller by a whisker in Munich

A stadium already sated with emotion after the dramatic victory of home decathlete Niklas Kaul was sent into delirium by an astonishing victory in the [...]

16th August 2022 21:42

Mihambo opens her title defence with 6.99m in long jump qualifying

Malaika Mihambo, whose defence of her European long jump title on home soil was in doubt because of a coronavirus infection, returned to business as u [...]

16th August 2022 12:28

Ntrismpioti clinches breakthrough 35km race walk gold at the age of 38

For Antigoni Ntrismpioti, the Greek race walker who fits in her training around working as a waitress in her family's restaurant, a waiting game paid [...]

16th August 2022 11:56

Schilder and Mihaljevic win historic shot put titles in Munich

There were historic shot put golds for Jessica Schilder from the Netherlands and Croatia's Filip Mihaljevic on the opening day evening session inside [...]

15th August 2022 23:14

Former champion Can regains her 10,000m title with masterful surge in Munich

Turkey's Yasemin Can, who completed a 5000/10,000m double at the 2016 European Championships, recaptured the longer title at the Munich 2022 European [...]

15th August 2022 21:05

Ehammer in early command of the decathlon after 8.31m long jump

Already leading the way in the decathlon after world champion Kevin Mayer dramatically bowed out after the opening event, Simon Ehammer proceeded to p [...]

15th August 2022 12:18

Reigning champion Warholm backs Bol to complete 400m/400m hurdles double in Munich

A pained expression temporarily flashed on to the face of Karsten Warholm when the Olympic 400m hurdles champion was asked whether he had any advice f [...]

14th August 2022 19:02

Wightman: "I want to show I can be competitive over 800m as well as at 1500m"

Great Britain's newly established world 1500m champion Jake Wightman is “excited” to be running the 800m at the Munich 2022 European Athle [...]

14th August 2022 18:06

How to follow the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships

The Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships take place from 15-21 August and are part of the wider multi-sport European Championships in the Bava [...]

13th August 2022 16:43

2022 Young Leaders Forum to show the way for other sports

More than a hundred of Europe's most talented future administrators and organisers are set to gather at this year's Young Leaders Forum that will be h [...]

13th August 2022 14:56

Jacobs given the green light to chase the European 100m title in Munich 2022

The presence on the final entry-list of the Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs adds a huge and intriguing element to the sprints at the Munich 2022 [...]

13th August 2022 12:20

"I’m ready for the challenge." Bol aiming for double gold in Munich 2022

Femke Bol is not the first Dutch athlete of distinction to attempt an ambitious combination over the flat and hurdles at the European Athletics Champi [...]

13th August 2022 11:06

Munich Magic | Backley rules the javelin again with fourth title in 2002

There were many great moments in Steve Backley's career, but one of the finest was surely his celebration in Helsinki after retaining his European jav [...]

12th August 2022 15:51

Ingebrigtsen to launch another 1500/5000m double attempt in Munich 2022

Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen will be heavily involved in the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships, part of the wider multi-sport European Champ [...]

12th August 2022 10:11

Hodgkinson and Muir lead the British charge in the middle and long distances in Munich 2022

For Keely Hodgkinson, another silver lining would come as nothing close to consolation at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 [...]

12th August 2022 09:25

August 2022 issue of Inside Track now available to view and download

The August 2022 issue of the European Athletics biannual newsletter Inside Track has been published to accompany next week's Munich 2022 European Athl [...]

11th August 2022 19:28

55,000 spectators flock to watch European Championships Munich 2022 launch in style

The Opening Ceremony for the European Championships Munich 2022 came spectacularly to life inside the iconic Olympic Park, setting the stage for 11 da [...]

11th August 2022 11:16

Reigning champion Mihambo faces one of her biggest challenges yet in Munich 2022

Malaika Mihambo was one of the unexpected gold medallists in Berlin 2018 but the German has seldom faced a worthy challenger in a major event since he [...]

11th August 2022 09:33

Record watch on? Duplantis looks destined to defend his European title in Munich

Having edged ahead of Sergey Bubka with the highest number of 6.00m-plus pole vault clearances, Armand Duplantis can go one better than the great Ukra [...]

11th August 2022 09:33

World champions Ceh and Fajdek tipped for throwing titles in Munich 2022

The bespectacled Kristjan Ceh and Pawel Fajdek will bring something of the Clark Kent – and probably not a little of the Superman - to the Munic [...]

10th August 2022 13:15

Perkovic primed to challenge for a record sixth European discus title in Munich

Sandra Perkovic will seek a record-breaking sixth successive discus title at the European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August, part of the wider [...]

10th August 2022 12:05

Can Karlstrom win his first major race walking gold medal in Munich?

Perseus Karlstrom has a bounty of bronze medals from major championships but the popular Swedish race walker is yet to win gold in a major championshi [...]

10th August 2022 09:38

World champions Thiam and Mayer headline strong combined events line-ups in Munich

Nafissatou Thiam could very possibly complete the set of major heptathlon titles for the second time in her career at the Munich 2022 European Athleti [...]

9th August 2022 10:14

Final entries published for Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships

Final entries for the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships have been published and are available to view in pdf format. Final entries by even [...]

9th August 2022 08:13

EBU Members to broadcast more than 3500 hours of European Championships Munich 2022

At least 40 EBU Members will offer in-depth television, radio, and digital coverage of the European Championships Munich 2022, the second edition of t [...]

8th August 2022 15:24

Four individual reigning champions feature on Poland’s team of 81 athletes for Munich

Poland will be sending a team of 81 athletes to the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August which forms part of the wider multi [...]

8th August 2022 14:25

Munich Magic | Meyfarth's teen triumph in the high jump at the 1972 Olympic Games

Austria's Ilona Gusenbauer, the 1971 European champion and world record-holder, was favourite to win the women's high jump title at the 1972 Olympic G [...]

8th August 2022 09:10

Hosts Germany to send 112 athletes to Munich 2022

Host nation Germany will be represented by 112 athletes at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August which forms part of the [...]

5th August 2022 11:35

Munich Magic | Korzeniowski is at the height of his powers in Munich 2002

By the time Polish race walker Robert Korzenioski arrived at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich for the defence of his 50km race walk [...]

5th August 2022 10:05

Mayer and Martinot-Lagarde spearhead France’s team for Munich 2022

France will be sending a team of 101 athletes to the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August which forms part of the multi-spor [...]

4th August 2022 16:47

Munich Magic | Peters clinches Olympic pentathlon gold from Rosendahl in dramatic finale

The 1972 Olympic Games began and ended in triumph for home athlete Heide Rosendahl as she earned long jump gold on day one of the Games and anchored t [...]

4th August 2022 10:14

Jacobs and Tamberi among 101 Italians selected for Munich 2022

The biggest ever Italian team will compete at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships with 101 athletes selected for this year's event which [...]

3rd August 2022 15:36

Bol poised to target a 400m/400m hurdles double in Munich 2022

The Netherlands will be sending a team of 61 athletes to the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August which forms part of the wi [...]

3rd August 2022 13:29

Reigning champions and world medallists headline Spain's team for Munich 2022

Spain is sending their biggest ever team of 93 athletes to the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August, part of the wider multi [...]

2nd August 2022 11:40

European Athletics Youth Team's Carina Post goes from volunteer to leader

Germany's Carina Post started her journey in the European Athletics Youth Team shortly after the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships. She joi [...]

2nd August 2022 10:51

Munich Magic | The incredible life of Wladyslaw Komar

Wladyslaw Komar was many things in a tumultuous life cut short by a car crash – a refugee, an orphan, a boxer, a wrestler, a high-profile film a [...]

2nd August 2022 10:27

Olympic champions Ingebrigtsen and Warholm to defend European titles in Munich

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Karsten Warholm will spearhead Norway's team for the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August, part of th [...]

1st August 2022 11:56

Great Britain names biggest ever team for European Athletics Championships

Great Britain & NI will be sending their biggest ever team to the European Athletics Championships in Munich from 15-21 August, part of the wider [...]

30th July 2022 12:02

Road to Munich: how they got there! Qualified athletes for Munich 2022

With the qualifying window for the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships now closed and the Road to Munich completed, the fields for this year' [...]

29th July 2022 08:31

Munich Magic | Averbukh's poignant pole vault victory in Munich 2002

As the Israeli national anthem played defiantly at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich's Olympic Stadium, almost 30 years to the day t [...]

26th July 2022 16:18

Mondo to help make Munich 2022 the best ever European Athletics Championships

European Athletics Partner Mondo has been chosen as the Official Athletics Equipment Supplier for the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships. Fo [...]

26th July 2022 12:17

European Athletics Youth Team's Ivan Zlatev dreams big

Bulgaria's Ivan Zlatev is part of the European Athletics Youth Team that will be involved in the Young Leaders Forum that will be held during the Euro [...]

23rd July 2022 18:30

Munich Magic | Hansen saves her best for last in Munich

By the time Ashia Hansen arrived in Munich to compete at the 2002 European Athletics Championships she was the world indoor record-holder in the tripl [...]

13th July 2022 13:22

Munich Magic | Kipketer earns revenge on Schumann to win 800m title in 2002

By the time Wilson Kipketer toed the line for Denmark at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich's Olympic Stadium his place in athletics [...]

11th July 2022 13:10

Munich Magic | Jackson wins record fourth title on the track in 2002

The Munich Olympiastadion built for the 1972 Games was of a revolutionary design inspired by the nearby Alps and those 20th Olympics certainly produce [...]

2nd July 2022 12:20

National championships round-up | Neita achieves wind-aided 10.80/22.34 sprint double in Manchester

Daryll Neita stormed to a sprint double with fast albeit wind-assisted times at the British Championships in Manchester this weekend. Neita won the 10 [...]

27th June 2022 13:04

Only 19, Mykolas Alekna throws 69.00m in the discus at the Lithuanian Championships

Reigning world and European U20 champion Mykolas Alekna launched another huge throw at the Lithuanian Championships in Siauliai on Saturday (25). Stil [...]

26th June 2022 10:28

Kambundji storms a 10.89 100m victory at the Swiss Championships

World indoor 60m champion Mujinga Kambundji blasted to a national record and European-leading time of 10.89 (+0.6) on the first day of the Swiss Champ [...]

25th June 2022 09:39

Birmingham and Budapest are the host city candidates for the 2026 European Athletics Championships

European Athletics representatives recently visited the cities of Budapest and Birmingham after the Hungarian Athletics Association (Magyar Atl&eacute [...]

20th June 2022 14:02

Triple jumper Eckhardt-Noack leaps to European leading 14.48m in Madrid

Pride of place at the Madrid 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting went to German triple jumper Neele Eckhardt-Noack who bounded out to [...]

19th June 2022 07:13

European Athletics signs Würth MODYF as an Official Partner of the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships

European Athletics has pleasure in announcing on Thursday (9) that it has signed Würth MODYF as an Official Partner of the Munich 2022 European A [...]

9th June 2022 10:42

European Athletics partners with Munich 2022 to create the European Flower Meadow

Sustainability is one of the key concerns of the European Championships Munich 2022 Local Organising Committee (LOC), that's why the LOC created the C [...]

1st June 2022 14:26

Important update relating to Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships Covid-19 regulations

The European Athletics Events Department notes that the overall situation regarding Covid-19 in Germany has improved significantly in recent months an [...]

24th May 2022 09:25

"I am back!" Hofmann defeats Vetter for a winning comeback in Offenburg

On the comeback trail from elbow surgery, Andreas Hofmann put himself back in early contention for a place on Germany's team for the World Athletics C [...]

16th May 2022 10:04

Hosts Germany announces strong marathon team for Munich 2022

Germany has named a full team of 12 athletes to contest the men's and women's marathon on home soil at the European Athletics Championships in Munich [...]

13th May 2022 15:47

100 days to go! Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships moves into view

Today (7) marks 100 days to go to the start of the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August, which forms part of the programme o [...]

7th May 2022 11:00

100 days to go: multi-sport European Championships Munich 2022 on the final stretch

From 11-21 August, it's 'Back to the Roofs'. With the European Championships Munich 2022, nine top European sports will return to the Olympiapark in M [...]

3rd May 2022 18:37

Move for Solidarity Day gives youngsters a taste for athletics in Munich

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of this summer's multi-sport European Championships in Munich, which will have the European Athletics Championshi [...]

24th April 2022 20:43

European Athletics to support 60 Ukrainian athletes in Stara Zagora on the road to Munich

European Athletics has set up a training camp for 60 Ukrainian athletes on the road to the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships.  The Ukr [...]

13th April 2022 13:17

Munich Athletics Night provides a promotional boost to European Athletics Championships

The ‘Munich Athletics Night', hosted by the local athletics club LG Stadtwerke München in the Munich Olympic Hall provided a huge boost to [...]

7th April 2022 14:09

Andreas Hofmann: "This year is all about comebacks"

After missing the Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 season is “all about comebacks” for German javelin thrower Andreas Hofmann. Hofmann tried in va [...]

31st March 2022 14:03

Meet Gfreidi! The official mascot for the European Championships Munich 2022

Gfreidi the squirrel has been unveiled as the official mascot for the multi-sport European Championships Munich 2022 which takes place from 11-21 Augu [...]

29th March 2022 13:40

Lane eight proves to be “just perfect” for Kambundji in Belgrade

Seldom is a major sprint title won from lane eight but Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji defied the odds and an unfavourable lane draw to unexpectedly w [...]

27th March 2022 12:37

Lamdassem targets Munich 2022 gold after record-breaking run in Seville

Ayad Lamdassem has his sights set on winning his first major gold medal at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships after his record-breaking [...]

24th February 2022 14:01

Bol confirms Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships ambitions

European 400m record holder Femke Bol outlined her plans for 2022 and confirmed that the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships are part of her [...]

5th January 2022 10:34

Marathon and race walking courses for Munich 2022 unveiled

The marathon and race walking courses which will be used for the European Championships Munich 2022 have been unveiled by the organisers on Wednesday [...]

17th November 2021 11:39

Munich hosts multi-sport 2022 European Championships World Broadcaster Meeting

Europe's leading free-to-air broadcasters met in Munich earlier this week at the World Broadcaster Meeting for the European Championships 2022 to lear [...]

11th November 2021 10:16

Ticket sales for 2022 European Championships in Munich launched

Tickets for the European Championships Munich 2022 have gone on sale today (26) and can be purchased here. The second edition of the multi-sport Europ [...]

26th October 2021 13:43

Munich 2022 launches 'Count and Last' sustainability programme

The European Championships Munich 2022 organisers have launched an event sustainability concept under the banner of ‘Count & Last' to leave [...]

21st October 2021 12:04

Athletics timetable for Munich 2022 published

The athletics timetable for the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August has been published and can be found here. The athletics [...]

19th October 2021 14:22

300 days to Munich 2022, athletics tickets on sale from 26 October

Friday (15) marks 300 days to go to the start of the second edition of the multi-sport European Championships Munich 2022, with the European Athletic [...]

15th October 2021 07:03
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