European Athletics News

Organisers unveil trophy for the IAAF Continental Cup 17 August 2018

The winning team of the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava on 8-9 September will be awarded with a trophy and for the first time in competition history, each member of the winning team will take home their own piece of trophy. The original trophy symbolises team spirit, unity, and cohesion between nations and continents.

Tickets now available for the 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships 16 August 2018

A limited number of ‘Early Bird’ tickets are now available for the Gävle 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships which will be staged 11-14 July 2019.

200 days to go to the European Athletics Indoor Championships 16 August 2018

Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships 1500m champion Laura Muir barely had time to pause for breath on her return to Scotland before she was helping launch the competition schedule of the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

First and Second Leagues return to Ribeira Brava 14 August 2018

Ribeira Brava, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, will host both the European Combined Events Team Championships First and Second League competitions on 6-7 July 2019.

Lutsk to welcome Europe's top multi-events exponents 14 August 2018

Ukraine has a fine tradition in the decathlon and heptathlon, but the country will host the European Combined Events Team Championships Super League for the first time in its history when the city of Lutsk – a picturesque city dating back almost a thousand years of just over 200,000 inhabitants in the northwest of the country – plays host to the event on 6-7 July.

Switzerland makes its debut as European Mountain Running Championships host with Zermatt to stage 2019 event 14 August 2018

It might come as a surprise to many to discover that Switzerland, with its opulent mountains and quite regular success in the discipline, has never staged the European Mountain Running Championships since the event was inaugurated in 1995 but with the 25th edition of the championships that will change as Zermatt will stage the event on 7 July 2019

Spanovic, Lewandowski lead voting for European Athletics Athletes Committee 13 August 2018

Six athletes representing six countries were elected by their peers to the European Athletics Athletes Committee during the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships this week.

Duplantis, 18, clears 6.05m to shatter championship record in the pole vault 12 August 2018

In a pole vault which will be talked about for years, 18-year-old Armand Duplantis brought the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships to the most spectacular, breathtaking and, disbelieving, conclusion.

President Hansen calls Berlin 2018 'best ever' European Athletics Championships 12 August 2018

The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships due to finish tonight have been the “best ever,” according to European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen

Naert and Mazuronak secure contrasting marathon titles in Berlin 12 August 2018

On the final day of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, Belgium’s Koen Naert won European men’s marathon gold in a championship record of 2:09:51 with favourite Volha Mazuronak of Belarus taking the women’s title in 2:26:22 – but only after outsprinting the dogged French opponent making her debut at the distance Clemence Calvin.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Asher-Smith complete remarkable doubles in Berlin 12 August 2018

Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith became the King and Queen of the double on a spectacular night at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Filip and Henrik Ingebrigtsen bask in Jakob's 1500m success in Berlin 11 August 2018

When Filip Ingebrigtsen could finally catch his brother Jakob in the midst of his celebration, the pair shared a hug on the first bend of the Olympic Stadium, with a Norwegian flag draped over them both.

Martin and Perez sweep the 20km race walk titles for Spain 11 August 2018

Spain celebrated a golden double as Alvaro Martin and Maria Perez – the latter in a championship record – were crowned the European 20km race walk champions at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

European Athletics and European Broadcasting Union (EBU) renew worldwide broadcast rights agreement 11 August 2018

European Atheltics and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today announced the long-term renewal of their worldwide media rights contract. This extension takes the partnership, which began in 1981, through to the end of 2027.

Thiam completes the set of major heptathlon titles in Berlin 11 August 2018

A truly great contest in the heptathlon at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships ended with Olympic and world champion Nafissatou Thiam taking her first European title despite a huge and sustained effort from world indoor and Commonwealth champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson to deny her.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 17, storms to historic 1500m title in Berlin 11 August 2018

A star is born. Norway’s 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen transformed himself from prodigious junior to astounding senior tonight as he took on a classy 1500m field including elder brothers - 2012 champion Henrik and reigning champion Filip - and pulverised it at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships. 


Rohler’s precision under pressure lands him a second major javelin title 10 August 2018

Amid the sturm und drang of a stadium packed with spectators eager to witness the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships’ marquee event - and the actual storm that made throwing fiendishly tricky - Thomas Rohler proved supreme. Again.

Thiam takes command of heptathlon with championship best in the javelin 10 August 2018

Just at it looked like Nafissatou Thiam's domination of the major heptathlons could be coming to an end, the Belgian star responded in style this afternoon with a stunning javelin performance at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Dynamic New Athletics gears up for debut at European Games Minsk 2019 10 August 2018

A revolutionary new athletics experience is coming soon to a stadium near you.

Johnson-Thompson keeps the pressure on Thiam with 6.68m long jump 10 August 2018

The rain might have passed from the night before but a thunderous long jump in the women's heptathlon had the Olympic Stadium gripped this morning at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Stefanidi retains pole vault title with championship record of 4.85m 10 August 2018

It was fast becoming an historic evening as Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi once more demonstrated her awesome ability by breaking her own championship record as she won a superb pole vault competition at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

World champions Warholm and Guliyev repeat on the track in Berlin 10 August 2018

The incredible story of Karsten Warholm has a new chapter: from world champion in 2017 to European champion in 2018 after a 400m hurdles final as sensational as it could possibly have been here at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Rohler and Hofmann deliver a one-two for Germany in the javelin 10 August 2018

It was 8.51pm, the air was cooling, there was a growing breeze, and the man waiting to throw decided it was time to hot things up once again at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Look of Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships unveiled in Berlin 09 August 2018

The organising committee for the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships brought its philosophy – to inspire the future – to life today in Berlin with the unveiling of the visual identity for the 26th and next edition of the continental event.

Gender equity takes centre stage at Young Leaders Forum 09 August 2018

Encouraging women to take up leadership roles in sport was a key topic of discussion today by speakers at the Young Leaders Forum, taking place on the sidelines of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships this week.

Abele battles back from adversity to land maiden decathlon title 09 August 2018

As Arthur Abele was soaking up the adulation from the home crowd as Germany celebrated their first gold medal at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships on Wednesday evening, the music of David Bowie's 'Heroes' was booming out at the Olympic Stadium.

KJT makes strong start in heptathlon; Hussong nears championship javelin record 09 August 2018

World and Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium and Great Britain’s world indoor pentathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson shared high jump honours in the second event of the heptathlon.