Athletics will depart the European Multi-Championship after 2022

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Athletics will depart the 2022 European Championships in Munich.

The European Athletics Governing Physique has introduced that it’ll return to a stand-alone competitors in 2026, as a substitute of taking part within the collective championship, which was held for the primary time in 2018 and expanded to 9 sports activities within the subsequent version in August.

Christian Milz, CEO of European Athletics, stated independence would assist create a particular athletics expertise for rivals, athletics followers, tv and different media, and all different stakeholders.

The monitor follows swimming and different water sports activities when pulling out joint championships. Water sports activities have been a part of the 2018 multi-event program, however then determined to carry their 2022 championships in Rome as a substitute of Munich on the identical dates, 11-21. August.

Throughout these Munich championships, athletics will return to the Olympic Stadium, which was the middle of the 1972 Summer time Video games.

The lack of the 2 hottest Olympic venues is more likely to hamper the seek for a number of the 2026 Multiplayer Championships. The occasion can even compete for consideration with the European Video games, which additionally happen each 4 years, however in odd-numbered years, and are organized by a gaggle of European Olympic Committees. The 2019 European Video games passed off in Minsk, Belarus, and the Krakow in 2023, Poland.

European Athletics has introduced that in 2026, two cities will compete to host the European monitor: Birmingham in England and Budapest in Hungary. The host might be elected in November.

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