2018 European Championships

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2018 European Championships
2018 European Championships Logo.svg
Host Berlin, Germany
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Edinburgh (diving)
Gleneagles (golf)
Nations participating 52[1]
Athletes participating 4,500 (expected)[1]
Sports 7
Events 187
Dates 2–12 August
Website europeanchampionships.com
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The 2018 European Championships were the first edition of the European Championships. It was a multi-sport event which took place in Berlin, Germany, and Glasgow, Scotland (with Edinburgh hosting the diving events and Gleneagles the golf) from 2 to 12 August 2018. Around 1,500 athletes competed at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, whilst at the same time more than 3,000 took part in the other championships in Glasgow. Each European Championship will be organised by the respective federation and host city.

Development and preparation[edit]

Venues[edit]

Location of the events in Glasgow
Location of the events in Berlin

Most of the events took place in Glasgow and its close surroundings:

Three championships events were hosted at venues in different cities:

European Championships Trophy[edit]

On 1 August 2018, at the "Great Big Opening Party" in Glasgow, a new European Championship Trophy was unveiled, to be awarded to the nation achieving the most gold medals across all seven sports during the Championships. It was presented by Katherine Grainger, Emma Fredh and Angelina Melnikova on behalf of the seven European federations involved in the event.[2] On 12 August, the trophy was presented to the leading nation on the overall table, Russia, in a ceremony in Glasgow.

List of individual Championships[edit]

The following Championships have been brought together in the 2018 European Championships:

Participating nations[edit]

52 nations, plus Authorised Neutral Athletes (Russian athletes competing in the European Athletics Championships under the European Athletics Flag) participated at the European Championships, including:

Schedule[edit]

The original schedule was released in February 2017.[7][8] The schedule was updated in June 2017 based on the Glasgow ticket schedule[9][10] and again in March 2018 when the Berlin timetable was released.[11]

Event Competitions 1 Number of Gold Medal Events
August 2
Thu
3
Fri
4
Sat
5
Sun
6
Mon
7
Tue
8
Wed
9
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
Gold medal events
Athletics pictogram EC.svg Athletics 7 5 6 9 11 12 50
Aquatics Swimming pictogram EC.svg Swimming 4 6 6 6 6 6 9 72
Diving pictogram EC.png Diving 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Synchronised swimming pictogram EC.png Synchronised Swimming 2 1 1 2 3
Open water swimming pictogram EC.png Open Water Swimming 2 2 1 2
Cycling Cycling (track) pictogram EC.png Track 6 4 4 4 4 30
Cycling (road) pictogram EC.svg Road 1 2 1
Cycling (MTB) pictogram EC.png Mountain Bike 2
Cycling (BMX) pictogram EC.png BMX 2
Golf pictogram EC.svg Golf 1 2 3
Gymnastics Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram EC.svg Men's Artistic Gymnastics 1 6 12
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram EC.svg Women's Artistic Gymnastics 1 4
Rowing pictogram EC.svg Rowing 9 8 17
Triathlon pictogram EC.svg Triathlon 1 1 1 3
Total gold medal events 12 21 24 13 24 17 20 12 19 25 187
Cumulative total 12 33 57 70 94 111 131 143 162 187

Medal table[edit]

Russia received the European Championships Trophy 2018 as best nation
Mascot Bonnie, a female harbour seal[12]

Each sport maintained its own medal table, but an overall medal table is also maintained,[13] the leader of which won the European Championship trophy. Russia won the inauguaral trophy and topped the medal table by gold medals won with 31, whilst co-hosts Great Britain topped the total medals table with 74 medals, 26 of which were gold. A chasing pack consisting of Italy, the Netherlands, co-hosts Germany and France each won over 10 gold medals and 40 medals in total.

  Host countries
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 31 19 16 66
2  Great Britain 26 26 22 74
3 Italy Italy 15 17 28 60
4  Netherlands 15 15 13 43
5  Germany 13 17 23 53
6  France 13 14 15 42
7  Poland 9 6 6 21
8  Ukraine 8 13 5 26
9   Switzerland 8 4 7 19
10  Hungary 7 4 4 15
11  Belgium 6 5 8 19
12  Sweden 6 3 2 11
13  Norway 5 2 1 8
14  Greece 4 3 2 9
15  Belarus 4 2 3 9
16  Spain 3 6 10 19
17  Romania 3 4 3 10
18  Portugal 2 2 0 4
19  Croatia 2 1 0 3
20  Denmark 1 4 2 7
 Lithuania 1 4 2 7
22  Turkey 1 3 2 6
 Authorised Neutral Athletes 1 3 2 6
23  Ireland 1 1 2 4
24  Iceland 1 1 0 2
 Israel 1 1 0 2
26  Czech Republic 0 3 1 4
27  Austria 0 1 3 4
28  Slovenia 0 1 1 2
29  Azerbaijan 0 1 0 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
32  Armenia 0 0 1 1
 Estonia 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
Total 187 188 186 561

Broadcasting[edit]

All of Europe's major free-to-air broadcasters televised the European Championships in 2018.[14][15] The European Broadcasting Union, which holds the broadcast rights on all platforms, has confirmed coverage across the top five markets, BBC in the United Kingdom, ARD/ZDF in Germany, France Télévisions in France, RAI in Italy and TVE in Spain. Other EBU members already signed up include VRT (Belgium), HRT (Croatia), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), RTÉ (Ireland), NOS (Netherlands), NRK (Norway), TVP (Poland), SRG SSR (Switzerland) and SVT (Sweden). The level of coverage is also enhanced by a deal with Eurosport. In total, over 40 EBU members have signed agreements as of April 2018. Discussions are ongoing with broadcasters in the remaining territories in Europe, plus other global territories like China, Japan and USA.[16]

Sponsorship[edit]

Glasgow 2018 had five Official Partners (People Make Glasgow, Scottish Government, Strathmore Water, Spar & Eurovision) and Berlin 2018 had six Official Partners (Spar, Le Gruyère, Nike, Toyo Tires, Generali & Eurovision) with another tier of Official Supporters across the two host cities. Overall over 56 companies have been signed up to support the inaugural event.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Learn About The Championships". European Championships. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  2. ^ European Championships opened by party in Glasgow as federations unveil winner's trophy, from insidethegames.biz
  3. ^ Snowball, Ben (31 July 2018). "Stars lead GB teams at 2018 European Championships". Eurosport. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "European squad to take on marathon challenge". British Swimming. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "British synchronised swimming squad named for Glasgow 2018 Europeans". Swimming.org. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  6. ^ Augustis, Mindaugas (1 August 2018). "Sporto G7 vienijasi prieš futbolo diktatą: grandioziniame eksperimente lietuvių – kaip olimpiadoje". Delfi. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "European Championships Board Agrees 2018 Multi-sport Programme". europeanchampionships.com. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Sports Programme 2-12 August 2018" (PDF). 8 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Glasgow 2018 Ticket Schedule". glasgow2018.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  10. ^ "Glasgow 2018 Tickets on sale as swimmer Ross Murdoch named as Official Ambassador". glasgow2018.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  11. ^ "European Athletics 2018 European Championships Timetable" (PDF). european-athletics.org. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  12. ^ https://www.glasgow2018.com/championships/our-mascot
  13. ^ "2018 European Championships - Medal Standings". europeanchampionships.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018. 
  14. ^ "Europe's major free to air broadcasters will televise the inaugural European Championships". europeanchampionships.com. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 – BROADCASTERS". len.eu. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "The antidote to football". sportcal.com. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  17. ^ "Sponsors". europeanchampionships.com. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 

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