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THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SEVEN MAJOR SPORTS

COORDINATED AS ONE NEW MULTI-SPORT EVENT

FIRST EDITION STAGED IN 2018 IN GLASGOW & BERLIN

BRINGING THE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE TOGETHER

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ABOUT


BRINGING THE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE TOGETHER



KEY FACTS


  • Run by leading European Sports Federations
  • Brings together existing individual European Championships into one co-ordinated multi-sport concept
  • Berlin and Glasgow will be the host cities in 2018
  • 12-day celebration of European sport staged every 4 years
  • First edition will be staged on the 1st - 12th August 2018
  • 2018 European Championships to include 7 leading sports: athletics, swimming, cycling, rowing, triathlon, golf & gymnastics
  • Approximately 4,500 athletes to compete
  • EBU and their free-to-air members are our broadcast partners
  • The individual events will have a potential total audience of more than 1.03 Billion television viewers across the continent and an even wider audience via multiple digital platforms

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Key Facts

  • The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media
  • It serves 73 Members in 56 countries that run over 781 TV and 1049 radio services and broadcast in 123 languages to a potential audience of 1.03 billion people
  • The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO. EUROVISION is the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of top-quality live news, sport, entertainment, culture and music content
  • It is headquartered in Geneva and has offices in Brussels, Rome, Moscow New York, Washington DC, Singapore, Dubai and Beijing
  • It’s Sports Rights portfolio is extensive working with more than 25 international sports federations and more than 30 contracts. It includes around 150 events including approximately 680 competition days which they may also produce and distribute
  • In 2015, the Eurovision worldwide network distributed more than 90’000 hours of footage; 75.000 hours of it were sports

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Its mission is to make PSM indispensable.

The EBU operates Eurovision and Euroradio. Eurovision is the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of top-quality live news, sport, entertainment, culture and music content. Euroradio enhances public service radio with music and news exchanges, professional networking, and by promoting digital and hybrid radio. Through its collective rights agreements, it provides high-quality sports content to its audience.

The EBU will be the broadcast partner of the European Championships, the newly created multi-sport championship which will take place in the cities of Glasgow and Berlin in 2018. From the start, the EBU supported the European Championships which will bring together the elite of European athletes. Through this event which will gather athletics, swimming, cycling, rowing, triathlon, golf gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, the audiences will have the opportunity to share the talent of their best athletes with the enthusiasm of their fans.

EBU will provide audiences with free-to-air access to more than 2’700 hours of entertaining and exciting programming television coverage as well as radio and digital coverage over a 12 day period.

Key Facts

  • Glasgow currently ranked number 5 in the world in the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards
  • Glasgow was named the third best destination to visit in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten UK destinations in 2013
  • Scottish tourism supports 29,000 jobs and the visitor economy is worth £11m
  • Glasgow is home to more than 100 cultural organisations and is one of only 11 UNESCO Cities of Music worldwide
  • Scotland has been voted the world’s Best Cinematic Destination by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2015

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Glasgow is one of the world’s top 10 sporting cities with an international events programme and several world-class venues such as the iconic Emirates Arena and stunning SSE Hydro.

With a population of around 600,000 Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and was recently voted the ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll. The city is home to an unrivalled collection of art galleries and museums.

Glasgow will partner with the magnificent Loch Lomond, renowned for its natural beauty and no stranger to hosting open water events, the outstanding Strathclyde Country Park, an iconic venue in the valley of the River Clyde, and the capital Edinburgh as it stages its world-renowned international festival. And fresh from staging the Ryder Cup in 2014, the iconic Gleneagles venue will also be a venue.

Glasgow and Scotland's sporting reputation has never been higher. Fresh from delivering what is now widely recognised as the best ever Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Ryder Cup, Scotland continues to attract events of the very highest quality including the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships and the MTV European Music Awards.

Key Facts

  • The capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany has a population of 3.5 million
  • By international comparison, the German capital is the second largest city in the European Union in terms of its population and the fifth largest in terms of its area
  • Berlin is Germany’s no. 1 tourist destination and is the third most popular in all of Europe
  • With 175 museums, Berlin has more museums than rainy days
  • Berlin features three UNESCO World Heritage sites and has been named an UNESCO city of design. It is the only city in the world with three active opera houses
  • Berlin has about 150 theatres and stages offering performances in all genres
  • The Berlinale, one of the most popular film festivals in Europe celebrates its 65th birthday this year

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Berlin is Germany’s top city for sport and sports fans. High-class events attract sports enthusiasts and spectators from around the world.

Berlin hosts around 40 major sporting events every year, many of which have become legendary: the BMW Berlin-Marathon is one of the top running events worldwide.

Berlin also regularly hosts major international sporting events, such as the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships, 2014 LEN European Swimming Championships and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final.

Hardly any other major city in the world offers so much high class year-round sport: for example, six professional clubs playing in five disciplines make Berlin the German capital for sport.

Whether it’s the Olympic Stadium, O2 World, Straße des17. Juni or the former Tempelhof Airport, Berlin offers the right location for every sporting event.

CONTACTS


Broadcast Partner

European Broadcasting Union

A: L’Ancienne-Route 17A, PO Box 45, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
T: +41 22 717 2111
E: ebu@ebu.ch
W: ebu.ch

Host Cities

Glasgow City Council/Scottish Government

A: 32 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH
T: +44 141 276 2018
E: glasgow2018@glasgow.gov.uk
W: www.glasgow.gov.uk www.gov.scot

Berlin City Council

T: +49 30 90223 2979
E: herbert.dierker@seninnsport.berlin.de
W: berlin.de

European Sports Championship Management Sarl

A: European Sports Championships Management Sàrl, Rte de Crassier 7, 1262 Eysins
A: Unit 2 Temple Place, 247 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SE
E: info@europeanchampionships.com
W: europeansportschampionships.com

Founding Sports

European Athletics

A: Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 18, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
T: (41 21) 313 43 50
E: office@european-athletics.org
W: european-athletics.org

Ligue Européene de Natation

A: 9, rue de la Morâche, CH-1260 Nyon, Switzerland
T: +41225529999
E: lenoffice@len.eu
W: len.eu

European Gymnastics

A: Avenue de Rhodanie 2, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
T: +41 216 137332
E: info@ueg.org
W: ueg.org

Union Européene de Cyclisme

A: Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, CH-1007 Lausanne
T: +39 342 8033487
E: mail@uec.ch
W: uec.ch

European Rowing

A: Maison du Sport International, AV. de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
T: +41 21 6178373
E: info@fisa.org
W: worldrowing.com

European Triathlon Union

A: Kroonstraat 72, 3581 Beverlo, Belgium
T: +32 478 825456
E: etu_hq@etu-triathlon.org
W: etu.triathlon.org

European Tour / Ladies European Tour

W: europeantour.com
W: ladieseuropeantour.com