Member Federations show strong interest in hosting European Athletics events
European Athletics is pleased to announce that it has received 73 declarations of interest from 26 Member Federations to organise its 19 sporting and non-sporting events between 2017-2022.
The responses to the now-closed annual event bidding questionnaire sees at least three federations interested in organising each of European Athletics' major events, with 10 retaining an interest in bidding for the 2022 European Athletics Championships.
TheEuropean Athletics Championships will be part of the "European SportsChampionships" concept that will be launched in 2018, with the EuropeanAthletics Championships in Berlin and other sports (Aquatics, Triathlon,Cycling, Rowing, Golf) in Glasgow. Nevertheless, no commitment has been madeyet for 2022.
All 19 sporting and non-sporting events for 2017-2022 have potential bidders interested in hosting.
Meanwhile there are bidding processes already underway for European Athletics' major events in 2019 and 2020.
France and Georgia (Paris and Tbilisi) are preparing to submit their bids for the European Athletics Championships in 2020, following Amsterdam 2016 and Berlin 2018.
Minsk/Belarus, Glasgow/Great Britain, Apeldoorn/the Netherlands and Torun/Poland are in the running for the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2019 following Belgrade 2017.
The candidates will present their bids to the European Athletics Council during its meeting in Amsterdam in April 2016 and the events will subsequently be allocated.
During its next meeting in Frankfurt on 9-10 November 2015, the Council will allocate the 2017 European Athletics Team Championships Super League with Lille Metropole, France, as a bidder, and the 2017 SPAR European Cross Country Championships with Dublin, Ireland, and Šamorin, Slovakia, as bidders.
Any Member Federation or Host City requiring further information should contact Célia Mendes at European Athletics: email@example.com