Today marks 100 days to go until sporting history is made through Berlin and Glasgow’s co-hosting of the first-ever combined European Championships.
One million residents, visitors, spectators and media will be part of the sporting and cultural experience of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships taking place from the 2nd to the 12th August this summer.
More than 3,200 athletes from 52 nations will travel to Scotland as part of an overall delegation of 8,500 including media and officials. Glasgow will host six sports – Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon – with Berlin hosting Athletics. The German capital will see 1,500 athletes compete at its European Championships taking place from the 7th to the 12th August, with their 100 days to go celebrations this coming Sunday, 29th April.
Congratulating Glasgow on its own 100 days to go celebrations, Berlin 2018 CEO Frank Kowalski said: “Glasgow has a huge experience in staging world-class events including the Commonwealth Games in 2014. We are convinced that hosting six out of seven sports at the inaugural European Championships in Glasgow will be a tremendous success and enhance all individual Championships. Athletes, fans and the media will profit from this multi-sport event and the great experience of staging the event in Scotland and Germany.
“We wish Glasgow 2018 all the best for the last 100 days to go and of course for the staging of this event from 2nd to 12th August 2018.”
EBU Director of Sport Stefan Kürten said: 'It is a very exciting time as we enter the 100 day countdown to the inaugural European Championships, with competition beginning first in Glasgow and then starting up in Berlin. The support and enthusiasm for this event has been extensive and the EBU is proud that so many broadcasters across Europe and Worldwide will be offering audiences top class coverage of the exciting summer sporting action so that millions of fans can be part of the magic.'
The European Championships is a major new multisport event taking place every four years, supported by Europe’s free-to-air broadcasters, which aggregates the existing senior continental championships of Athletics (European Athletics), Aquatics (LEN), Cycling (UEC), Gymnastics (UEG), Rowing (FISA), Triathlon (ETU), with a new Golf Team Championships (ET & LET) – all unified under a common brand.
Tickets for Berlin 2018 are on sale now here.
More information on the 2018 European Championships:
- The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multi-sport European Championships along with co-hosts Glasgow.
- It will be a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the status of European Champions, uniting existing European Championships to celebrate the highest honour in European sport and celebrating the defining moments that create Champions.
- It is the continent’s ultimate multi-sport event, an 11-day celebration of European sport staged every four years.
- Seven of Europe’s leading sports (athletics, aquatics, rowing, golf, cycling, gymnastics, triathlon) will be brought together for the first edition.
- The European Athletics Championships in Berlin will be staged 7-12 August. The six other sports will be staged in Glasgow through 2-12 August.
- 4500 athletes and 52 nations will compete across the seven sports.
- Potential TV audience of over one billion with millions more across multiple digital platforms.
- Over half a million spectators expected.