Event & Competition Commission meets in Lausanne

European Athletics Event & Competition Commission ahead of its meeting in Lausanne
European Athletics

European Athletics Event & Competition Commission ahead of its meeting in Lausanne

The European Athletics Event & Competition Commission, chaired by European Athletics Council Executive Board Member Toralf Nilsson, held its biannual meeting from 28-30 September at the European Athletics Head Office in Lausanne.

Among the topics discussed was an extensive review of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships from a competition and technical perspective, especially the competition format and qualification criteria and rules for the sprint events.

Following on from this, the qualification principles for the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships were also discussed.

Qualification standards and conditions for the 2019 European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships, being held in the Swedish cities of Gavle and Boras respectively, were considered as well.

Applications for the 2019 one-day outdoor permit meetings were reviewed along with the regulations for promotion and relegation following the 2019 European Athletics Team Championships, with a view to a new format of league structure to be implemented in 2021.

Also considered was a feasibility study for the integration of a European Athletics Trail Running Championships into the European Athletics event portfolio.

The concept of a European Athletics course and exam for Video Distance Measurement (VDM)/Photo Finish judges and International Starters another area of discussion.

The different topics will now go for approval to the Executive Board and/or the Council, where relevant.

The members of all the European Athletics Commissions can be seen here.