Five major sports combine for joint European Championships

Five major sports are to co-ordinate their European Championships every four years from 2018.

Athletics, swimming, triathon, cycling and rowing will stage their events within a two-week period in July and August 2018 to form the new “European Sports Championships”.

The athletics will be in Berlin, everything else will be based in Glasgow – but it is thought one city will host all the events from 2022.

The European Athletics Championships in 2018 will be staged at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, with the championship road races and race walking events held in the city.

The European Aquatic Championships will take place at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre, with diving and synchronised swimming taking place at Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool and open water swimming being staged at Loch Lomond.

Four European Cycling Championships will be staged in Glasgow. Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX will attract 650 of Europe’s top names to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the Cathkin Braes mountain bike track, the streets of Glasgow and a new BMX facility to be built in the city.

The European Championships for Rowing and Triathlon will both be staged at Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire.

Further reading from European Athletics and European Rowing.

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