Budapest 2012 facts and figures | 08.12.2012
539 athletes (221 Women + 318 Men) were in the final entries:
Junior: 94 men + 56 women
U23: 103 men + 68 women
Senior: 121 men + 97 women
There are 35 Member Federations with athletes competing.
The current record number of competitors is the 468 athletes that started at the 2006, 2008 and 2010 SPAR European Cross Country Championships.
The previous highest number of countries to participate in the SPAR European Cross Country Championships was 34 nations that made the trip to the town of Albufeira on Portugal's Algarve coast in 2010.
Over 1,500 people accredited in total (athletes, officials, media, etc.):
46 written press
21 International Broadcaster staff
188 Host Broadcaster staff
11 International Broadcasters will be showing the event with live or delayed coverage.
Hungary’s MTV, Belgium’s VRT, Finland’s YLE, Great Britain’s BBC, Ireland’s RTE, Italy’s RAI, Netherlands’ NOS, Norway’s NRK, Portugal’s RTP, Russia’s RTR, Spain’s TVE.
European Athletics will stream live the Budapest 2012 SPAR European Cross Country Championships with English-language commentary.
The live streaming platform at http://eurovision.digotel.com/ea/index.html is brought to you in partnership with European Athletics' principal sponsor SPAR.
Athletics fans around the world will be able to watch the championships live in their entirety. Fans will also be able to instantly rewind the action and watch video on demand of an event just a few minutes after it has finished.
A Facebook feature allows fans to chat with each other as they watch the action unfold, while they can follow all the latest news and opinions on the championships through a feature that lets them follow the @Euro_Cross and @EuroAthletics Twitter feeds and see all the Tweets with the #Budapest2012 hashtag.
During Budapest 2012, athletes' post-competition interviews will be uploaded to the European Athletics YouTube site (http://www.youtube.com/europeanathletics).
Videos, photos, contests, news articles and more will be posted to the European Athletics Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanAthletics) and the new SPAR European Cross Country Championships Facebook fan page (facebook.com/SPAREuropeanCrossCountryChampionships) and dedicated Twitter feed @Euro_Cross (http://twitter.com/Euro_Cross).
The European Athletics website (www.european-athletics.org) will carry all the latest news from Budapest 2012.