European Athletics News

European Athletics doubles its Twitter followers in 2017 16 January 2018

European Athletics significantly increased its presence and activity on its social media portals, helping engage a young tech-savvy audience with athletics and making it one of the leading continental sports federations in Europe in its utilisation of social media.

Innovative athletics format tested in Portugal ahead of 2019 European Games 16 January 2018

A brand new form of athletics was given its first official examination at a test event staged at the Complexo Desportivo in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal on Sunday (14) with the support and organisation of the Portuguese Athletics Federation and the Algarve Athletics Association.

Stahl and Duplantis win awards at the Idrottsgala 16 January 2018

World discus silver medallist Daniel Stahl was crowned 2017 Swedish Sportsman of the Year at the Idrottsgala in Stockholm on Monday (15) evening.

 


Schippers to sprint in Ghent 15 January 2018

Reigning European 100m champion Dafne Schippers from the Netherlands has been confirmed for the 60m at the IFAM Meeting in Ghent, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, on 10 February.

Lavillenie reclaims world-lead; Duplantis improves his world indoor U20 record 15 January 2018

Just when Sweden’s Armand Duplantis found himself on top of the pole vault world on Friday (12), up stepped world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie to overtake him on a busy weekend for pole vaulting.

Stefanidi confirmed for Meeting de Paris Indoor 14 January 2018

Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi is the latest big name signing for the Meeting de Paris Indoor, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, at the AccorHotels Arena on 7 February.

 

Talay and Bareisha named 2017 Belarusian Athletes of the Year 14 January 2018

World finalists Alina Talay and Pavel Bareisha were crowned Belarusian Athletes of the Year at the fourth “ATLETIKA” Gala which was staged at the Marriott Hotel in Minsk on Thursday (11) evening.

 

Baji tops polls at Hungarian Sportspeople of the Year Gala 14 January 2018

World 110m hurdles bronze medallist Balazs Baji was voted 2017 Hungarian Sportsman of the Year at the Hungarian Sportspeople of the Year Gala which was staged at the National Theatre in Budapest on Thursday (11).

 

Haugen delivers for Team Europe in Edinburgh; Muir powers to mixed relay win 13 January 2018

In the week of his 18th birthday, Norway’s Simen Halle Haugen really did have something to celebrate at the Great Edinburgh XCountry, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting, on Saturday (13).

Can holds off Gorecka to triumph for Team Europe in Edinburgh 13 January 2018

Regardless of the terrain or distance, Yasemin Can has been a cut above the opposition at continental level over the last two season but the reigning two-time SPAR European cross country champion had to work hard to hold off Great Britain’s Emelia Gorecka to claim victory for Team Europe in the senior women’s 6km at the Great Edinburgh XCountry on Saturday.

 

Live streaming available for the Great Edinburgh XCountry 12 January 2018

Live streaming of the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting, will be available on the European Athletics website from 1415-1615 CET on Saturday 13 January.

Looking to impress in Edinburgh, Ozbilen out to prove European win was no fluke 11 January 2018

Team Europe’s men’s team will be in action at the Great Edinburgh XCountry, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting, and could scarcely be any stronger with six of the top eight finishers from last month’s SPAR European Cross Country Team Championships in action on Saturday 13 January.

Can heads Team Europe and is determined to defend her Edinburgh title 11 January 2018

Sport is all about bringing the best together and Team Europe can safely say that will be the case as they look for success on Saturday at the Great Edinburgh XCountry, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting, on Saturday 13 January.

 

 

 

Bosse to take a tilt at the French indoor 1000m record in Lievin 10 January 2018

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse will compete in the 1000m at the Meeting Hauts de France Pas de Calais in Lievin on 13 February, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 800m gold medallist is intending to attack Mehdi Baala's long-standing French indoor record of 2:17.01.

125,000 tickets already sold for the European Athletics Championships 09 January 2018

With less than 200 days to go, the organisers of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships have announced that 125,000 tickets have been sold for Germany's largest sporting event of the year, something that has never happened before in the long history of the European Athletics Championships.

German athletics journalist Christian Fuchs dies 09 January 2018

It is with great sadness that European Athletics has learnt of the death of the well-known German athletics journalist Christian Fuchs at the age of 43.

European Athletics U20 Championships had impact of more than €8 million 09 January 2018

A recently released survey into the economic impact of the Grosseto 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships has revealed that more than €8 million was injected into the local, regional and national economy as a result of the picturesque Italian city staging the four-day event last July.

Henriques on course to improve her world 50km race walk record in 2018 08 January 2018

Ines Henriques took a gun-to-tape victory in the inaugural 50km race walk at the IAAF World Championships in London last year in a world record of 4:05:56 and the signs are the Portuguese veteran is on course to lower that mark this season.

Muir opens season with 8:37.21 3000m clocking 08 January 2018

Laura Muir showed how much she wants to challenge herself this year after her sensational 2017 by opening her season in a mixed race on Sunday (7) at the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow.

Magic Moments: Spanovic thrills in Belgrade with 7.24m 07 January 2018

From the moment Belgrade were awarded the privilege of being the hosts of the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Ivana Spanovic would have had the date of Sunday 5 March written into her diary. 

Warholm scoops three awards at the Idrettsgalla 07 January 2018

The accolades keep on rolling in for reigning world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm who was the big winner at last night’s Idrettsgalla which was staged at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre.

 

Magic Moments: Mayer breaks European heptathlon record in Belgrade 07 January 2018

With the surprise retirement of the US world record holder Ashton Eaton, the stage was set in 2017 for a new star to shine in combined events competitions and Kevin Mayer rose to the challenge to fill the vacuum left by the American as the world's premier multi-events exponent.

Magic Moments: Bukowiecki sets three championship records in Bydgoszcz 06 January 2018

There is nothing like succeeding in front of your own fans and Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki did just that at the Bydgoszcz 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships in July.

Magic Moments: Klosterhalfen helps Germany to Super League success 06 January 2018

Konstanze Klosterhalfen strengthened her reputation as one of the finest young middle distance talents in the world with a decisive victory at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Lille Metropole back in June, where her win helped Germany regain their title.

Moen and Knowles-Jones voted European Athletes of the Month for December 06 January 2018

Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen and Great Britain’s Harriet Knowles-Jones have been voted male and female European Athlete of the Month for December.

 

Magic Moments: Stefanidi hits the heights in Belgrade 05 January 2018

When you have set a standard for yourself, now comes the hard bit. How can you match it or even improve upon it?

Magic Moments: Nedasekau breaks long-standing championship record in Grosseto 05 January 2018

Back in 1977, the top films of the year were the first Star Wars movie and Saturday Night Fever while the likes of The Eagles and Boney M had massive international music hits, and high jumper Vladimir Yashchenko – wearing the red vest of the now defunct Soviet Union – went over 2.30m for a championship record at what is now the European Athletics U20 Championships.

Magic Moments: Warholm storms to a championship record in Bydgoszcz 04 January 2018

The final day of the Bydgoszcz 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships produced a glorious record-breaking performance in the men’s 400m hurdles from one of the sports emerging superstars, Norway’s Karsten Warholm.

Magic Moments: Muir claims a double in Belgrade 04 January 2018

Wearing her bright yellow lucky spikes, Great Britain's Laura Muir completed a memorable winter by winning double gold at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade last March. 

Marton outlines her 2018 targets; Schwanitz set to return 03 January 2018

Anita Marton has revealed her New Year wishes to the Hungarian media and it will come as no surprise to those who have followed her career that she’s looking for three things in 2018: getting among the medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 in March and then the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships in August as well as sending her shot over 20 metres for the first time.