Proud home crowds hailed as 'perfect hosts' to Europe's champions

Perfect Hosts

Proud home crowds have been hailed as ‘perfect hosts’ as they continue to turn out to support the elite athletes competing in the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

With eight days of competition complete and a bumper weekend ahead, people across Glasgow and Scotland have welcomed the chance to support Europe’s champions.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Glasgow City Council Leader Susan Aitken thanked the tens of thousands who have packed out venues and live sites to enjoy the spectacle of the inaugural European Championships.

With three days to go there are still many opportunities to experience the new multi-sport event, with a host of free events also coming up over the weekend, culminating in the spectacular Men’s Cycling Road Race which will see Glasgow’s streets come alive as the finest riders battle for the crown of European champion.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“Our supporters have yet again shown themselves to be perfect hosts and I want to thank them for the warm welcome athletes and teams from throughout Europe have received. We know the difference that makes as they strive for success on the podium.

“Scotland welcomes new people, ideas and partnerships and it’s wonderful that these Championships give us an opportunity to welcome the world to Scotland – and to showcase Scotland to the world.”

Council Leader Susan Aitken said: “The atmosphere in Glasgow during the Championships has been tremendous – and the welcome that people all over the city have given to athletes and visitors alike has been typically friendly and enthusiastic.

“Although it comes as absolutely no surprise, I couldn’t be more proud of the way the city has embraced our friends and neighbours from across Europe.”

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