2022 European Championships

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The European Championships is a new multi-sport event which brings together the existing European Championships of some of the continent's leading sports every four years. The second edition will be staged sometime in the summer months of July - August, 2022. European Championships in these sports held outside this quadrennial framework (annually in the cases of Gymnastics, Rowing, Triathlon and Cycling, biennially in the case of Athletics and Aquatics) are unaffected.


Following the first edition of the European Championships in 2018, the existing senior European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon will once again be brought together to showcase themselves on the European stage in the summer months (July - August) of 2022.

The Board members of the European Sports Federations of Athletics (EA), Swimming (LEN), Cycling (UEC), Gymnastics (UEG), Rowing (FISA), Triathlon (ETU) and Golf (ET & LET) all committed in principle to participating in 2022 after preliminary discussions on the host venue selection process for future editions of the championships.[1][2][3][4]

Host selection

The host venue selection process for the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event commenced on 15 September 2016.[5][6]

The first step in the bidding process for 2022 is the distribution of the official Bid Information Document to interested parties, with a preliminary questionnaire to be submitted by the end of 2016. The participating European Sports Federations will announce the 2022 hosts in November 2017.

The European Championships Board has expressed its preference for all events to be staged in one city or region in a window between late July and August 2022.[7]

The key highlights of the 2022 European Championships for a host city/region are:

  • The opportunity to host 7 European championships with 13 disciplines across 12 days: Athletics (including road events), Aquatics (Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water), Cycling (Track, Road/time trial, BMX, Cross Country Mountain Bike), Artistic Gymnastics, Golf, Rowing and Triathlon.
  • Over 4,500 competitors contesting over 170 gold medals.
  • A projected 250 hours of host broadcaster coverage showcasing the city’s sports venues, landmarks and tourist destinations.
  • An anticipated 2,700 hours of television coverage broadcast on free-to-air public networks.
  • An estimated cumulative TV audience of over 1 billion with many more opportunities to access content across digital and radio platforms.
  • Millions of fans engaged on the road to 2022 across multiple social media and digital platforms.
  • Approximately 700,000 spectators will have the chance to see the Championships in stadia, competition halls and at road and open water events.
  • Attention from all the major media outlets with 3,500 media professionals expected to attend.
  • A platform for a creative and far-reaching mass participation programme across all sports.
  • Public, commercial partnership, educational, technology, cultural, sporting and economic benefits for the host city, region and nation, with strategic opportunities to utilise the European Championships in city regeneration and development programmes.

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