A total of 21 European Athletics’ Member Federations travelled to Berlin for a Team Leader site visit on 26-27 October ahead of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships from 7-12 August.
The European Athletics Championships forms part of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships which will run from 2-12 August alongside co-hosts Glasgow.
The site visited included an inspection of the four team hotels which will be used during the championships as well as the competition facilities. The team leaders also visited the European Mile at the Breitscheidplatz where the marathon will conclude and the race walking events will take place.
There was also a general meeting on the Thursday morning when Team Leaders were given a thorough briefing in preparation for next year’s championships. The quality of the information provided for the Team Leaders shows a good level of organisation and preparedness from the Berlin 2018 Local Organising Committee.
More information on the 2018 European Championships:
- The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multi-sport European Championships along with co-hosts Glasgow.
- It will be a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the status of European Champions, uniting existing European Championships to celebrate the highest honour in European sport and celebrating the defining moments that create Champions.
- It is the continent’s ultimate multi-sport event, an 11-day celebration of European sport staged every 4 years.
- Seven of Europe’s leading sports (athletics, aquatics, rowing, golf, cycling, gymnastics, triathlon) will be brought together for the first edition.
- The European Athletics Championships in Berlin will be staged 7-12 August. The six other sports will be staged in Glasgow through 2-12 August.
- 4,500 athletes and 52 nations will compete across the seven sports.
- Potential TV audience of over 1 billion with millions more across multiple digital platforms.
- Over half a million spectators expected.