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Prague to host 2015 European Indoors

Prague to host 2015 European Athletics Indoors

Prague to host 2015 European Athletics Indoors

European Athletics has awarded the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships to Prague. [Read more…]

Borzakovskiy puts Helsinki on agenda

Yuriy Borzakovskiy

Yuriy Borzakovskiy

Last Thursday marked the 31st birthday of Russia’s 2004 Olympic Games 800m champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy and he used the occasion to announce that he will be bidding to win over two laps of the track at this summer’s European Athletics Championships. [Read more…]

Lalova looking to Helsinki

Ivet Lalova

Ivet Lalova

Ivet Lalova watched the last major international athletics championship held in Helsinki, the 2005 World Championships, from her hospital bed but this summer the 27-year-old Bulgarian sprinter aims to be one of the big stars at the 2012 European Athletics Championships. [Read more…]

Amsterdam to host 2016 Euro Champs

Amsterdam to host 2016 European Athletics Championships

Amsterdam - 2016 European Athletics Championships

Amsterdam - 2016 European Athletics Championships

European Athletics has awarded the 2016 European Athletics Championships to Amsterdam.

The European Athletics Council made the decision Friday after the Royal Dutch Athletics Federation, city of Amsterdam and the Dutch Olympic Committee presented their candidacy to host the 23rd edition of the event. [Read more…]

Storl the 2011 European Rising Star

David Storl - 2011 European Athletics Rising Star

David Storl - 2011 European Athletics Rising Star

David Storl of Germany is the 2011 winner of the men’s European Athletics Rising Star award presented by MONDO.

The shot put prodigy stunned a field studded with Olympic champions, former world champions and medallists galore to claim gold at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu with a final-round shocker of 21.78m, a massive improvement on his 2010 personal best of 20.77m. [Read more…]

Lemaitre, Heidler Euro athletes of May

Lemaitre and Heidler voted European Athletes of the Month for May.

Betty Heidler

Betty Heidler

European Athletics is pleased to announce that French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre and German hammer throw world record holder Betty Heidler have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for May. [Read more…]

Tampere awarded Euro u23 Champs

Tampere awarded 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships

Tampere awarded 2013 Euro u23 Champs

Tampere awarded 2013 Euro u23 Champs

The European Athletics Council made the decision Monday afternoon after the Finnish city and Hengelo of the Netherlands presented their candidacies to host the 9th edition of the event.

European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz said, “We are very pleased to confirm that Tampere will be the hosts of the European Athletics U23 Championships in 2013. Athletics is an extremely popular sport in Finland and we have seen today that we can look forward to a memorable championships.”

Finnish Athletics Federation President Antti Pihlakoski said, “This is a historic day for the city of Tampere, the Finnish Athletics Federation and the country of Finland and I am very pleased that we are able to host these prestigious championships and build on the huge interest of the Helsinki 2012 European Athletics Championships.”

Tampere Deputy Mayor Perttu Pesa said, “I am very happy to receive this news and we look forward to inviting the European Athletics Family to our city.”

The event will be held at Tampere Stadium, Ratina.

Hengelo and Tampere presented outstanding bids to organise the event. Both Finland and the Netherlands were looking to host the event for a second time following Turku hosting the first-ever under-23 championships in 1997 and Amsterdam hosting the event in 2001.

The decision was made during the 126th European Athletics Council meeting in Paris, France, following the European Athletics Indoor Championships.

The 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships will take place in Ostrava, Czech Republic, through 14-17 July.