2 - 12 August 2018

2018 European Championships


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.

Taking place for the first time in the summer of 2018, the European Championships will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar. To be staged every four years, the Championships will be a must attend, must watch experience that reaches beyond the dedicated fans of the individual sports to a much wider audience. The first edition will be held in partnership between Glasgow and Berlin.

As part of the event around 3,025 athletes will compete in Scotland with a total of 8,500 people, including officials and media, expected in the country during the Championships. Glasgow is Host City for aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and a new team golf event. Berlin will host athletics completing the line-up for the first edition of the European Championships.

The Championships take place between 2 - 12 August 2018 and will take Scotland’s sporting reputation to the next level. Played out on front of a potential television audience of up to 1.03 billion people – with many more across digital channels – the event will elevate the status of European Champions.

Glasgow 2018 will be a celebration of world-class sport but it will be about much more than 11 days of sporting competition. It will allow Glasgow to continue its legacy journey by inspiring the next generation of young athletes. At the same time Glasgow will use the event to deliver cultural and volunteering opportunities for local people.

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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 2 - 12 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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