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.
|28.50,00||10 000 m||33.20,00|
|8.45,00||3000 m steepl.||9.55,00|
|13,90||110 m hurdl. / 100 m hurdl.||13,30|
|50,70||400 m hurdles||57,95|
|–||4 x 100 m||–|
|–||4 x 400 m||–|
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
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
|Renate Stecher||East Germany||8||4||4||0|
|Marlies Göhr||East Germany||7||5||1||1|
|Marita Koch||East Germany||6||6||0||0|
|Harald Schmid||West Germany||6||5||1||0|
|Roger Black||Great Britain||6||5||1||0|
|Mohamed Farah||Great Britain||6||5||1||0|
|Heike Drechsler||East & West Germany||6||5||1||0|
|Grit Breuer||East & West Germany||6||5||1||0|
|Martyn Rooney||Great Britain||6||3||2||1|
|Irina Privalova||USSR & Russia||6||3||2||1|
|Linford Christie||Great Britain||6||3||1||2|
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.
|1938 ||Paris/Vienna|| France/Austria|
|1986||Stuttgart|| West Germany|
|2020||Paris|| France (cancelled)|