Wednesday 01 February 2017

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Svein Arne Hansen: Europe at its best will be on show in Glasgow and Berlin

"On my travels across the continent as President of European Athletics, I have found that the response to the inauguration of the first multi-sport European Championships has been overwhelmingly positive.

This has been the universal reaction, not just by the European Sports Federations who govern the seven sports that have come together and will stage their championships in August 2018, but from a wide variety of stakeholders...

-- Svein Arne Hansen, European Athletics President and co-chair of the 2018 European Championships Board, writes about the inaugural multisport Championships.

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Glasgow 2018 Media Launch

Max Whitlock

Max Whitlock at Glasgow 2018 Media Event - Millbank Tower, London

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Double Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock was the star of the show when the Glasgow 2018 team hosted a media and networking reception at Altitude London in the Millbank Tower on Tuesday 31 January.

Gymnast Whitlock interviewed for the crowd and chatted with journalists keen to learn more about the inaugural multisport European Championships, which will build on the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2014 Ryder Cup.

Max sounds positive about the European Championships: Competing for your country in front of a home crowd is always incredible. It brings out the best in you and pushes you to the next level. The Glasgow fans are really passionate – they love their sport and that is what will help make the 2018 European Championships so special.

125 years of World Rowing highlights rich history of European Rowing Championships


Image credit: Oliver Quickert

A milestone anniversary for the World Rowing Federation (FISA) this year highlights the rich history and heritage of their flagship European event – the European Rowing Championships.

FISA, the acronym for Federation Internationale des Societies d’Aviron, was the first international sports federation, and one year after its creation in 1892 organised the first edition of the European Rowing Championships.

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If you are looking for ticket updates from Glasgow, click here.

Or if you would like to purchase tickets now for Berlin, click here.


The world premiere of “Urban Records”, the official film of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, has been set for Monday 27 February at the Zoo Palast movie theatre in Berlin.

Find out more about Berlin 2018 here (in German).


The 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, on 3-5 March. Find out more here.



Glasgow 2018 has started the process of recruiting volunteers for the multi-sport European Championships in August next year.

Volunteers need to be 16 years of age as of 1st January 2018.

People are invited to register their interest to volunteer here


The 2017 European Rowing Indoor Championships will take place in Paris on 4 February. Find out more here.


European Championships Board

Board Meeting Glasgow

19th February 2016 - European Championships 2018 Board Meeting, Glasgow

The next 2018 European Championships Board meeting will be Geneva on Tuesday 7 February.

The European Championships is collectively run by the participating European Sports Federations and all decisions are made by the European Championships Board, which is jointly chaired by European Athletics and LEN.  Each Federation is independently responsible for their own sport within the concept and all decisions to participate are taken in full compliance with the decision-making processes and governance rules of each Federation.



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Glasgow/Berlin 2018

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.

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Tickets for both the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and Berlin 2018 European Championships are on sale.

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