European Athletics Association

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European Athletics
EAA headquarter in Lausanne
Formation 1932
Type Sports organisation
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
50 national associations
Official language
English, French
Svein Arne Hansen

European Athletics is the European governing body for the sport of athletics.


In 1932, during a meeting of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) in Los Angeles, a special committee was designated by the Council with the task of reviewing the conditions for the organisation of the European Athletics Championships. The IAAF Council in its meeting in Berlin on 24 September 1933 appointed the European Committee with Szilard Stankovits as President. The first meeting of the European Committee was held in Budapest on 7 January 1934 while the first European Athletics Championships were staged in Turin in 1934.

The European Committee was elected by all IAAF Members at regular IAAF Congresses until 1966 when, for the first time, it was elected by European Members only.

In the meantime the tasks of the European Committee were gradually enlarged to the organisation of other competitions.

On 1 November 1969, the Association of the European Members of the IAAF was constituted at a formal meeting of the European Committee of the IAAF in Bucharest. Its Constitutional Rules were confirmed at the IAAF Congress in Stockholm, August 1970, and came into force at the first EAA Congress in Paris on 7 November 1970.

The Association is hereinafter referred to as European Athletics.


President Country Reign
Adriaan Paulen  Netherlands 1969–1976
Arthur Gold  United Kingdom 1976–1987
Carl-Olaf Homen  Finland 1987–1999
Hansjörg Wirz   Switzerland 1999–2015
Svein Arne Hansen  Norway 2015–

Member associations[edit]

Nation Organisation
 Albania Albanian Athletics Federation
 Andorra Andorran Athletics Federation
 Armenia Armenian Athletic Federation
 Austria Austrian Athletics Federation
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Athletics Federation
 Belarus Belarus Athletic Federation
 Belgium Royal Belgian Athletics League
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Athletic Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Athletic Federation
 Croatia Croatian Athletics Federation
 Cyprus Amateur Athletic Association of Cyprus
 Czech Republic Czech Athletics Federation
 Denmark Danish Athletics Federation
 Estonia Estonian Athletic Association
 Finland Finnish Amateur Athletic Association
 France French Athletics Federation
 Georgia Athletic Federation of Georgia
 Germany German Athletics Association
 Gibraltar Gibraltar Amateur Athletic Association
 Great Britain UK Athletics
 Greece Hellenic Amateur Athletic Association
 Hungary Hungarian Athletics Association
 Iceland Icelandic Athletic Federation
 Ireland Athletics Ireland
 Israel Israeli Athletic Association
 Italy Italian Athletics Federation
 Kosovo Kosovo Athletic Federation
 Latvia Latvian Athletics Association
 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Association of Athletics Federations
 Lithuania Athletics Federation of Lithuania
 Luxembourg Luxembourg Athletics Federation
 Macedonia Athletic Federation of Macedonia
 Malta Malta Amateur Athletic Association
 Moldova Athletics Federation of Moldova
 Monaco Monegasque Athletics Federation
 Montenegro Athletic Federation of Montenegro
 Netherlands Royal Dutch Athletics Federation
 Norway Norwegian Athletics Association
 Poland Polish Athletic Association
 Portugal Portuguese Athletics Federation
 Romania Romanian Athletics Federation
 Russia All-Russia Athletic Federation
 San Marino San Marino Athletics Federation
 Serbia Athletics Federation of Serbia
 Slovak Republic Slovak Athletic Federation
 Slovenia Athletic Federation of Slovenia
 Spain Royal Spanish Athletics Federation
 Sweden Swedish Athletics Association
  Switzerland Swiss Association of Athletics Federations
 Turkey Turkish Athletics Federation
 Ukraine Ukrainian Athletic Federation

Age categories[edit]

  • Senior (all the athletes over 23 years old)
  • Under 23 (athletes aged from 20 to 22 years on 31 December of the year of the competition)[1]
  • Junior (athletes aged from 16 to 19 years on 31 December of the year of the competition)[2]





Premium Permit Meetings[edit]

Meeting Arena City Country
Memorial Primo Nebiolo Stadio Primo Nebiolo Turin  Italy
Josef Odložil Memorial Stadion Evžena Rošického Prague  Czech Republic
Paavo Nurmi Games Paavo Nurmi Stadium Turku  Finland
Internationales Hochsprung-Meeting Eberfürst Arena Eberstadt  Germany
Palio Città della Quercia Stade Quercia Rovereto  Italy

Classic Permit Meetings[edit]

Meeting Arena City Country
KBC Night of Athletics Stadion De Veen Heusden-Zolder  Belgium
Gugl Games Linzer Stadion Linz  Austria
Janusz Kusociński Memorial 10th-Anniversary Stadium / City Athletics Stadium Warsaw / Szczecin  Poland
Riga Cup Daugava Stadium Riga  Latvia
Leichtathletikmeeting Paul-Greifzu-Stadion Dessau  Germany
Papaflessia Municipal Stadium Kalamata  Greece
Terra Sarda Meeting Stadio Sant'Elia Cagliari  Italy
Meeting international de Montreuil Stade Jean Delbert Montreuil-sous-Bois  France
International Athletic Meeting in Honor of Miner's Day Ob Jezeru City Stadium Velenje  Slovenia
Meeting Iberoamericano de Atletismo Stadium Iberoamericano Huelva  Spain
Göteborg GP Slottskogsvallen Gothenburg  Sweden
Sollentuna GP Sollentunavallen Sollentuna  Sweden
Meeting de la Ville de Reims Reims  France
Znamensky Memorial Meteor Stadium Zhukovsky  Russia
Meeting Stanislas Stade Raymond Petit Nancy  France
Meeting international Stade Jean Adret Sotteville-lès-Rouen  France
István Gyulai Memorial Székesfehérvár  Hungary
Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern Stadium Allmand Luzern   Switzerland
Karlstad GP Tingvalla IP Karlstad  Sweden
Memorial Zdenka Hrbacka Mestský Štadión Dubnica nad Váhom  Slovakia
Meeting Città di Padova Stadio Euganeo Padova  Italy

Area Permit Meetings[edit]

Indoor Permit Meetings[edit]

Meeting Arena City Country
Reykjavik International Games Laugardalshöll Reykjavík  Iceland
Glasgow International Match Kelvin Hall Glasgow  United Kingdom
Indoor Combined Events Tallinn Lasnamäe Indoor Hall Tallinn  Estonia
Banskobystricka latka Sportova hala na Stiavnickach Banská Bystrica  Slovakia
PSD Bank Meeting Sportpark Düsseldorf Düsseldorf  Germany
Samsung Pole Vault Stars Druzhba Arena Donetsk  Ukraine
Pedro's Cup Hala Luczniczka Bydgoszcz  Poland
Malmö Games Malmö Arena Malmö  Sweden
Golden Pole Pardubice  Czech Republic
Prague Indoor O2 Arena Prague  Czech Republic

Cross Country Permit Meetings[edit]

Race Walking Permit Meetings[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EUROPEAN ATHLETICS UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS" (PDF). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Debrecen and Hengelo win bids to stage EAA events". Retrieved 31 January 2013. 

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