2017 REVIEW: ACTION-PACKED YEAR AS PREPARATIONS RAMP UP FOR FIRST MULTISPORT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday 21 December 2017
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It has been a very busy year for Glasgow and Berlin ahead of the first multisport European Championships in August 2018. We bring you some of the highlights of a exciting 2017. Read more …
Glasgow 2018 started the process of recruiting volunteers for the multi-sport European Championships.
The 2018 European Championships Board finalised the sports programme, a compelling 10-day television schedule starting on Friday 3 August. The sports competition begins with one day of qualifications Thursday 2 August, and runs through till Sunday 12 August.
Gleneagles was unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.
The promotional film for the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, ‘Urban Records’, premiered in the German capital in the presence of a star-studded audience from the world of sport, including tennis legend Boris Becker.
Sports fans could look forward to cheering on Europe’s finest rowers at Strathclyde Loch next year after a Host City Agreement was formally signed between Glasgow 2018 and the World Rowing Federation, FISA.
Leading Scottish law firm Harper Macleod again made a splash in the world of sports law after being appointed Legal Adviser to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
Get ready Glasgow and March! March saw the 500 days to go marker until the European Championships.
Applications officially opened with volunteers set to play an essential role in the experience offered to athletes, officials, media and spectators as they visit Glasgow and Scotland next year.
Co-hosts Glasgow and Berlin brought to life the 2018 European Championships for the continent’s free-to-air broadcasters with a tale of two cities at the EBU Sports Assembly on Thursday in Prague.
Organisers of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships were inundated by the public response after an incredible 2,150 people applied to be part of the volunteer team in the first 24 hours of the recruitment campaign.
Glasgow was set to become the first city in the world to simultaneously stage four Olympic discipline cycling championships within its city boundaries following a Host City Agreement between the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and the Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC).
The European Athletics Championships started the search for 2,000 volunteers.
SCC Events were appointed as the organisers of the five out-of-stadia events – the race walking and marathon races – at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.
International Broadcasters came together to meet with Eurovision Production Coordination (EPC), Host Cities Glasgow and Berlin, and the seven participating European Sports Federations for a World Broadcaster Briefing.
Tickets for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships went on sale with attendances of around 250,000 expected at venues in Glasgow and Scotland next year.
One of the key competition venues at the heart of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – Strathclyde Park – received £680,000 worth of improvements to ensure continues to host world-class rowing events for years ahead and the work was completed in July.
Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European champion gymnast, Max Whitlock MBE, was named as an official ambassador for Glasgow 2018.
Bonnie the Seal was unveiled as the new face of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, exactly one year to go until the new must-attend, must-watch event which will see more than 3,000 of the best athletes on the continent compete in a range of venues in Scotland and 1,500 compete in Berlin.
BBC and ARD-ZDF representatives gave a glimpse into their large-scale broadcast plans for the first multisport European Championships at a special event to mark the one-year-to-go countdown.
The official opening title sequence for the inaugural multisport European Championships was unveiled at a special media event organised by 2018 co-hosts Glasgow and Berlin.
As an Official Supporter of the inaugural 2018 European Championships, Avid’s state-of-the-art broadcast graphics solutions will be used to engage viewers with powerful visual storytelling.
With 300 days to go until the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, the local organising committee announced that 90,000 tickets had already been sold.
Representatives from some of Europe’s leading broadcasters met in Glasgow and Berlin for a World Broadcaster Meeting ahead of the 2018 European Championships to learn more about the ongoing preparations for the inaugural multisport event.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was confirmed as the patron of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.
Construction work got underway on a new £3.7 million Olympic standard BMX track being built in Glasgow ahead of the 2018 European Championships.
Leading Scottish ICT specialist, NVT Group, was announced as the Official Networks and Network Integration Services Supporter of Glasgow 2018.
The Glasgow 2018 volunteer centre was officially opened, as recruitment of more than 3,000 volunteers gathered pace after almost 10,000 people put themselves forward to become the welcoming face of the new multi-sport event.
The 34 individual artists and organisations awarded their share of £750,000 were announced, as the first faces of an inclusive and innovative programme of dance, film, music, visual art, theatre and literature taking place in Scotland next year as part of Festival 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.
Tickets for both the Berlin 2018 European Championships and Glasgow 2018 European Championships are on sale.