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 – Entry Standards


Below are the entry standards for Paris 2020. Entry standards for Munich 2022 has not been publiced yet.

MenDisciplineWomen
10,28100 m11,44
20,80200 m23,35
46,40400 m52,65
1.47,30800 m2.02,50
3.39,501500 m4.11,00
13.44,005000 m15.50,00
28.50,0010 000 m33.20,00
8.45,003000 m steepl.9.55,00
13,90110 m hurdl. / 100 m hurdl.13,30
50,70400 m hurdles57,95
4 x 100 m
4 x 400 m
NESHalf mararhonNES
2.24High jump1.90
5.60Pole vault4.45
7.95Long jump6.60
16.60Triple jump13.90
20.00Shot put17.00
63.50Discus57.00
74.45Hammer69.00
80.50Javelin58.00
7850Comb. Events5850


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

NameCountryTot.GoldSilverBronze
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.

YearCityCountry
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
2024