LEN European Aquatics Championships

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European Aquatics Championships
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) mid-year
Frequency biannual
Country varying
Inaugurated 1926 (1926)

The European Aquatics Championships is the continental Aquatics championship for Europe, which is organised 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, Synchronised 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 open water events are not held during the Olympic year.

The Championships are generally held over a two-week time-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 Summer Olympic Games.

The swimming portion of these championships is considered one of the pre-eminent swimming competitions in the world. Note however that LEN also conducts an annual short-course (25 meters) swimming championship, which is a completely separate and a completely distinct event (typically held in early December).

Championships[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]

Number Year Host city Country Events Dates Winner of the Medal Table Second in the Medal Table Third in the Medal Table
1 1926 Budapest  Hungary 9 18–22 August  Germany  Sweden  Hungary
2 1927 Bologna  Italy 16 31 August – 4 September  Germany  Sweden  Netherlands
3 1931 Paris  France 16 23–30 August  Hungary  Germany  Netherlands
4 1934 Magdeburg  Germany 16 12–19 August  Germany  Netherlands  Hungary
5 1938 London  Great Britain 16 6–13 August Nazi GermanyGermany  Denmark  Netherlands
6 1947 Monte Carlo  Monaco 16 10–14 September  France  Denmark  Hungary
7 1950 Vienna  Austria 16 20–27 August  France  Netherlands  West Germany
8 1954 Turin  Italy 18 31 August – 5 September  Hungary  Soviet Union  East Germany
9 1958 Budapest  Hungary 20 31 August – 6 September  Soviet Union  Great Britain  Netherlands
10 1962 Leipzig  East Germany 23 18–25 August  Netherlands  East Germany  Soviet Union
11 1966 Utrecht  Netherlands 23 20–27 August  Soviet Union  East Germany  Netherlands
12 1970 Barcelona  Spain 34 5–13 September  East Germany  Soviet Union  West Germany
13 1974 Vienna  Austria 37 18–25 August  East Germany  West Germany  Great Britain
14 1977 Jönköping  Sweden 37 14–21 August  East Germany  Soviet Union  West Germany
15 1981 Split  Yugoslavia 37 4–12 September  East Germany  Soviet Union  Great Britain
16 1983 Rome  Italy 38 22–27 August  East Germany  Soviet Union  West Germany
17 1985 Oslo
Sofia
 Norway
 Bulgaria
39 4–11 August  East Germany  Soviet Union  West Germany
18 1987 Strasbourg  France 41 16–23 August  East Germany  Soviet Union  West Germany
19 1989 Bonn  West Germany 43 15–20 August  East Germany  Soviet Union  France
20 1991 Athens  Greece 47 18–25 August  Soviet Union  Germany  Hungary
21 1993 Sheffield  Great Britain 47 3–8 August  Germany  Russia  Hungary
22 1995 Vienna  Austria 47 22–27 August  Russia  Germany  Hungary
23 1997 Seville  Spain 51 19–24 August  Russia  Germany  Hungary
24 1999 Istanbul  Turkey 55 26 July – 1 August  Germany  Russia  Netherlands
25 2000 Helsinki  Finland 55 3–9 July  Russia  Germany  Italy
26 2002 Berlin  Germany 57 29 July – 4 August  Germany  Russia  Italy
27 2004 Madrid  Spain 58 5–16 May  Ukraine  Russia  Italy
28 2006 Budapest  Hungary 58 26 July – 6 August  Russia  Germany  France
29 2008 Eindhoven  Netherlands 54 13–24 March  Russia  Italy  France
30 2010 Budapest  Hungary 61 4–15 August  Russia  Germany  France
31 2012 Debrecen
Eindhoven
 Hungary
 Netherlands
55 15–27 May  Hungary  Germany  Italy
32 2014 Berlin  Germany 64 13–24 August  Great Britain  Russia  Italy
33 2016 London  Great Britain 64 9–22 May  Great Britain  Hungary  Russia
34 2018[a] Glasgow
Edinburgh
 Great Britain 72 2–12 August  Russia  Great Britain  Italy
35 2020 Budapest  Hungary 11–24 May

Medal table (1926–2018)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)17810774359
2 Germany (GER)160154120434
3 East Germany (East Germany)14311668327
4 Hungary (HUN)1129571278
5 Soviet Union (Soviet Union)978780264
6 Italy (ITA)92111156359
7 Great Britain (GBR)8794118299
8 France (FRA)858680251
9 Netherlands (NED)779282251
10 Sweden (SWE)627464200
11 Ukraine (UKR)495360162
12 West Germany (West Germany)413349123
13 Spain (ESP)304949128
14 Denmark (DEN)29203180
15 Poland (POL)19162156
16 Austria (AUT)12161846
17 Finland (FIN)1261230
18 Romania (ROU)8243264
19 Norway (NOR)68519
20 Belarus (BLR)581528
21 Belgium (BEL)561627
22 Greece (GRE)471930
23 Ireland (IRL)46111
24  Switzerland (SUI)451625
25 Serbia (SRB)4105
26 Slovakia (SVK)311216
27 Czech Republic (CZE)311519
28 Yugoslavia (Yugoslavia)2141329
29 Croatia (CRO)27716
30 Slovenia (SLO)251017
31 Lithuania (LTU)25613
32 Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovakia)241117
33 Bulgaria (BUL)23914
34 Israel (ISR)14813
35 Faroe Islands (FRO)0303
36 Iceland (ISL)0213
37 Portugal (POR)0112
38 Estonia (EST)0101
 Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia and Montenegro)0101
40 Armenia (ARM)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (41 nations)1344133613424022

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.

As of 2018, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino have yet to win a medal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Championships, 17 April 2011

External links[edit]