The schedule for the second edition of the multi-sport European Championships, taking place in Munich, Germany in 2022, has been unveiled, following ratification by The European Championships 2022 Board.
The detailed daily schedule with the exact timing of all events will follow later this year.
The news was welcomed by Eurovision Sport, which will act as the media rights partner for the European Championships, scheduled for 11 to 21 August 2022.
The partnership will once again ensure extensive free-to-air coverage across Europe and worldwide for this exciting multi-sport event which brings together the existing European Championships of some of the continent's leading sports every four years.
The European Championships Munich 2022 will feature the following nine sports: Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing, Sport Climbing, Table Tennis and Triathlon.
As a partner of The European Championships, Eurovision Sport played a key role in helping to finalise the sports programme, which will feature 4,700 athletes from about 50 nations competing in 176 medal events. The nation finishing top of the overall medal table for the participating sports will be awarded the European Championships Trophy.
Andreas Aristodemou, Eurovision Sport’s Head of Summer Sports Rights, said: “As we approach the ‘one-year-to-go’ mark for Munich 2022, we are very excited to have a final schedule which gives shape to the event. Eurovision Sport, EBU Members and our partner broadcasters are now planning their programming and on-site operations for the event next summer which promises unforgettable memories.”
Libor Varhaník, European Championships 2022 Board Chair and European Athletics Vice President, said: “This is a huge milestone for the European Championships Munich 2022. All stakeholders have worked together in a spirit of collaboration to develop a fantastic competition schedule over 11 days full of action-packed finals and gold-medal moments that will feature Europe’s brightest stars including the likes of Dina Asher-Smith, Laura Ludwig, Yul Oeltze, Adam Ondra, Peter Sagan, Max Whitlock, Birgit Skarstein, Timo Boll and Alistair Brownlee.
“Munich 2022 will be an amazing viewing experience for ticket holders and viewers at home with television, radio and online channels able to deliver a huge choice of content to sports fans. By uniting our sports, we will provide broadcasters great storytelling opportunities, allowing them to seamlessly switch between events and giving audiences the chance to follow their favourite national athletes across the 9 Olympic sports from morning till night as they strive for European glory.”
The revamped sports programme for Munich 2022 features increased diversity, with individual, team and ball sports all represented, gender equity across all disciplines, and sports appealing to both young and older audiences. The programme is expected to deliver a greater spread of European medal-winning nations (estimated 36) than in 2018.
Eurovision Sport was the proud media partner for the inaugural European Championships in 2018 when Glasgow and Berlin successfully staged seven European Championships with 13 disciplines.
A television audience of more than 1.4 billion watched this memorable first edition on free-to-air channels via EBU Member broadcasters and partners in 44 territories across Europe and worldwide.