Take our sport to your city and your city to our sport!
European Athletics has currently a programme of ten different sporting events (Championships and Cups) and two corporate events (Congress and Convention) that represent 39 single events over a period of four years, which are all available for cities and national Member Federations to host.
From a European Athletics Championships with a full programme of stadium and out-of-stadium disciplines to the smaller scale specific discipline events, an Indoor or cross country championships, the options are wide for cities to select an international athletics event to host which is appropriate to their goals, size and resources.
Event bidding is the first stage in bringing one of the European Athletics’ events to a city and our manual 'From Bidding to Hosting' provides you with further information on the overall process on how to become a host for a European Athletics event.
Here is the European Athletics Events portfolio at a glance but our team can guide you to evaluate the most adequate type of event for your city and Member Federation.
The European Athletics Bidding Manual - From Bidding to Hosting is available to download here.
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EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our flagship event is the the European Athletics Championships and this showcase of elite athletics at its very best is held every two years.
The European Athletics Championships on non-Olympic years are staged within a multi-sport event and therefore part of a separate bidding process.
The edition staged in the Olympic year is organised every four years, runs over six days with approximately 1500 athletes from 51 Member Federations and brings great visibility to the host city with a full athletics programme.
Imaginative ideas used by host cities in the recent past have included holding the qualification rounds of a field event in an emblematic venue in the centre of the city and having a mass participation road race; these concepts make all the local citizens feel as though they are part of the Championships.