Athletics European Championships 2022, Munich – Schedule & Info

Athletics European Championships 2022, Munich

The next battle for European Championships medals will be in Munich, Germany in the summer of 2022.
NOTE! The track & field European Championships of 2020 have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The games are not rescheduled for later, but cancelled altogether.

Next European Championships will be hosted in Munich in 2022 (from 11 to 21 August).

European Championships Munich 2022 – Entry Standards

Below you will find the entry standards. Also, athletes can qualify in through world ranking positions.

Entry Standards

10,16100 m11,24
20,43200 m23,05
45,70400 m51,70
1.45,90800 m2.00,40
3.36,001 500 m4.06,00
13.24,005 000 m15.25,00
28.15,0010 000 m32.20,00
8.30,003 000 m steeplec.9.39,00
13,50110/100 m H12,93
49,50400 m H55,85
1.22.1020 km race walk1.32.15
2.35.3035 km race walk2.55.00
230High jump195
575Pole vault460
810Long jump679
16,95Triple jump14,25
20,85Shot put18,20
77,00Hammer throw71,80

European Championships – Most Successful Athletes

The medal tally by East Germany's athletes in their golden era remains high in the statistics to date, even though Polish Irene Szewinska does own the title of the female athlete with the most medals. The Polish sprinter won gold medals in 100 m and 200 m sprints, sprint relay and long jump between the years 1966 and 1974. Szewinska got her last medals in the 1978 European Championships in Prague, as she won bronze in the 400 m sprint and in the 400 m relay. During her career, Szewinska won a total of 10 European Championships medals.

For men, Christophe Lemaitre stands on top of the list. The Frenchman has eight European Championships medals on his shelf, four of which are golden. He is followed by familiar names such as Mo Farah (6 medals) and one of the Borlee brothers, Kevin Borlee (6 medals).

For the coming years, a lot of movement is anticipated in the total medal statistics, as the condensed schedule of European Championships (every two years) will increase the chances to win medals.

The Most Medals

Irena SzewińskaPoland10514
Fanny Blankers-KoenNetherland8512
Renate StecherEast Germany8440
Dafne SchippersNetherland8431
Christophe LemaitreFrance8422
Marlies GöhrEast Germany7511
Myriam SoumaréFrance7133
Marita KochEast Germany6600
Harald SchmidWest Germany6510
Roger BlackGreat Britain6510
Mohamed FarahGreat Britain6510
Heike DrechslerEast & West Germany6510
Grit BreuerEast & West Germany6510
Kevin BorléeBelgium6411
Martyn RooneyGreat Britain6321
Irina PrivalovaUSSR & Russia6321
Pietro MenneaItaly6321
Linford ChristieGreat Britain6312
Yevgeniya SechenovaUSSR6222

European Championships – Hosting Countries & Cities

European Championships in track & field have been held since 1934, when only men were allowed to participate. Four years later, women gained access to compete at the European Championships level for the first time. Since 2012, the European Championships have been arranged every two years. Before this, the schedule was established at every four years.

Host for the year 2024 has not been decided yet.

1934Turin Italy
1938 Paris/Vienna France/Austria
1946Oslo Norway
1950Brussels Belgium
1954Bern  Switzerland
1958Stockholm Sweden
1962Belgrade Yugoslavia
1966Budapest Hungary
1969Athens Greece
1971Helsinki Finland
1974Rome Italy
1978Prague Czechoslovakia
1982Athens Greece
1986Stuttgart West Germany
1990Split Yugoslavia
1994Helsinki Finland
1998Budapest Hungary
2002Munich Germany
2006Gothenburg Sweden
2010Barcelona Spain
2012Helsinki Finland
2014Zürich  Switzerland
2016Amsterdam Netherlands
2018Berlin Germany
2020Paris France (cancelled)
2022Munich Germany