LEN European Aquatics Championships

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The European Aquatics Championships is the continental Aquatics championship for Europe, which is organized by LEN—the governing body for aquatics in Europe. The Championships are currently held every two years (in even years); and since 1999, they have included 4 aquatics disciplines: swimming (long course/50m pool), diving, synchronized swimming and open water swimming. Prior to 1999, the championships also included water polo, which beginning in 1999 LEN split-off into a separate championships.

The Championships are generally held over a two-week period in mid-to-late Summer; however, in the most recent Summer Olympics years (2004, 2008 and 2012), the Championships were moved to the Spring to be moved away from the Olympics.

The swimming portion of these championships is considered one of the premier swimming competitions in the world.

Note: LEN also conducts an annual short-course (25m) swimming championship, which is a separate and different event (typically held in early December).

Locations[edit]

Historically, the Championships were first held in 1926, and included water polo prior to 1999 when the discipline was moved to the European Water Polo Championship. From 1973-1999 Europeans were held in years without a Summer Olympics or World Championships, save 1979 (1973 being the inception year of the World Championships; and 1999 being the last year before Worlds moved from even-years between Summer Olympics to every-odd year beginning in 2001). Women were first allowed to participate at the second Championships in 1927[1]

Year Host city Country Date
1926 Budapest  Hungary 18–22 August
1927 Bologna  Italy 31 August–4 September
1931 Paris  France 23–30 August
1934 Magdeburg  Germany 12–19 August
1938 London  United Kingdom 6–13 August
1947 Monte Carlo  Monaco 10–14 September
1950 Vienna  Austria 20–27 August
1954 Turin  Italy 31 August–5 September
1958 Budapest  Hungary 31 August–6 September
1962 Leipzig  East Germany 18–25 August
1966 Utrecht  Netherlands 20–27 August
1970 Barcelona  Spain 5–13 September
1974 Amsterdam
Vienna
 Netherlands
 Austria
18–25 August
1977 Jönköping  Sweden 14–21 August
1981 Split  Yugoslavia 4–12 September
1983 Rome  Italy 22–27 August
1985 Oslo
Sofia
 Norway
 Bulgaria
4–11 August
1987 Strasbourg  France 16–23 August
1989 Bonn  West Germany 15–20 August
1991 Athens  Greece 18–25 August
1993 Sheffield  United Kingdom 3–8 August
1995 Vienna  Austria 22–27 August
1997 Seville  Spain 19–24 August
1999 Istanbul  Turkey 26 July–1 August
2000 Helsinki  Finland 3–9 July
2002 Berlin  Germany 29 July–4 August
2004 Madrid  Spain 5–16 May
2006 Budapest  Hungary 26 July–6 August
2008 Eindhoven  Netherlands 13–24 March
2010 Budapest  Hungary 4–15 August
2012 Debrecen
Eindhoven
 Hungary
 Netherlands
15–27 May
2014 Berlin  Germany 13–24 August
2016 London  United Kingdom 9–22 May

Medal table (1926–2012)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 148 139 102 389
2  East Germany 143 116 68 327
3  Russia 136 82 56 274
4  Soviet Union 97 87 80 264
5  Hungary 91 81 57 229
6  France 72 79 67 218
7  Italy 68 83 114 265
8  Netherlands 64 78 76 218
9  Great Britain 53 63 89 205
10  Sweden 51 68 62 181
11  West Germany 41 33 49 123
12  Ukraine 38 40 49 127
13  Spain 27 40 34 101
14  Denmark 21 12 27 60
15  Poland 16 13 19 48
16  Austria 12 16 16 44
17  Finland 12 6 8 26
18  Romania 8 23 32 63
19  Norway 6 6 5 17
20  Belgium 5 5 13 23
21  Belarus 4 7 14 25
22  Ireland 4 6 0 10
23  Slovakia 3 10 2 15
24  Greece 3 5 17 25
25   Switzerland 3 5 15 19
26  Czech Republic 3 1 15 19
27  Yugoslavia 2 14 13 29
28  Croatia 2 7 6 15
29  Czechoslovakia 2 4 11 17
30  Slovenia 2 4 7 13
31  Bulgaria 2 3 9 14
32  Serbia 2 0 0 2
33  Israel 1 2 8 11
34  Lithuania 0 2 2 4
35  Estonia 0 1 0 1
 Faroe Islands 0 1 0 1
 FR Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
 Portugal 0 1 0 1
39  Turkey 0 0 1 1
Total 1142 1144 1143 3429

Note: The table includes medals won in swimming (since 1926), diving (since 1926), synchronized swimming (since 1974), open water swimming (since 1993) and water polo since 1926 until and including 1997 when the discipline was part of the event. From 1999 the water polo event was separated and got its own independent tournament as European Water Polo Championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Championships, 17 apr 2011

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