Sports fans around the world are in for a treat as the 2022 European Championships prepare to kick off this week. The multi-sport event will feature many exciting disciplines, top athletes and a large number of European nations competing.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 European Championships.
The European Championships are a tournament bringing together several nations participating in traditional Olympic events such as gymnastics and rowing. It serves as a showcase event for some of the best athletes in the world, who will compete for bronze, silver and gold medals.
The first European Championships event took place in 2018 and was co-hosted by the cities of Berlin and Glasgow. The tournament ran from August 2-12 and featured seven Olympic sports.
This year’s event will see nine Olympic sports in the rotation. Beach volleyball, canoe sprint, sport climbing and table tennis are among the new features for 2022. 19 nations are also taking part in this event.
After featuring seven Olympic sports in the first iteration of this event in 2018, the 2022 edition brings that number up to nine. These are: athletics, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, sport climbing, table tennis and triathlon.
There are many disciplines in some of these categories that will be part of the competition. Athletics includes events like the marathon and the shot put. Cycling encompasses not only road and track, but also freestyle BMX and mountain biking. A total of 177 gold medals are up for grabs.
You can find a complete list and the related disciplines that will be part of the 2022 European Championships here.
The 2022 European Championships are an 11-day event, starting Thursday. August 11 and until Sunday August 21. The opening ceremony is scheduled to start on Wednesday August 10 at 6:30 p.m. CEST at OlympiaPark. You can find more information about the opening ceremony festivities here.
The sporting action begins on August 11. There is a medal competition that day for artistic gymnastics, while several other sports will also hold preliminary events on Thursday.
Below is the medal schedule for August 11-21 and the sports that will be handing out gear that day:
Consult the day-to-day program of all sports and their disciplines here.
The European Broadcasting Union will broadcast the 202 European Championships via the Eurovision network. Live stream and TV coverage will vary by region.
The Munich 2022 app will also serve as a streaming hub for those interested in experiencing this event. Olympics.com should also provide highlights to audiences who cannot watch live.
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