A new era in world sport will get underway in the summer of 2018 as Glasgow and Berlin host the inaugural European Championships — an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports including the existing European Championships for Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon, with a new Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles.

To be staged every four years starting in August 2018, the European Championships will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar, elevating the status of European Champions during an 11-day celebration of world-class sport and a packed 10-day broadcast schedule.

Glasgow and Scotland will host Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon while Berlin hosts Athletics.

More than 3,000 of the best athletes on the continent will compete at venues across Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, North Lanarkshire and Perth & Kinross.

The Championships will take Scotland’s sporting reputation to the next level. With a potential television audience of up to 1.03 billion across Europe set to watch the action, Glasgow will again be in the spotlight with the event being covered by free-to-air broadcasters, including the BBC, across the continent.


A dynamic cultural festival will run alongside the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, creating hives of activity in communities throughout Glasgow and Scotland.

Glasgow’s iconic George Square will be the beating heart of the festival during Championships time, bringing the city centre to life though a programme which has something for everyone. Expect the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre, digital art, comedy and a whole host of other performances alongside the 11 days of world-class sporting action.

Thousands of volunteers are also being recruited to help play a central role in making Glasgow 2018 one of the most successful sporting & cultural events ever staged in Scotland.

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