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2024 European Athletics Championships: Dates, venue, events, how to watch & more

The 26th European Athletics Championships are being staged in Rome, the last big showpiece competition before the Paris Olympics later this summer.

2024 European Championships

European Athletics Championships dates

The 2024 European Athletics Championships are taking place from Friday 7th June to Wednesday 12th June.

European Athletics Championships venue

The 2024 European Athletics Championships are being staged at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, the second time the finals have been held in the Italian capital.

European Athletics Championships times

There are morning and afternoon sessions at the 2024 European Athletics Championships.

On Wednesday 12th June, the final day of action, there is only an evening session, starting with the men's Pole Vault final at 19:20. The final event will be the men's 4x100m relay final at 21:50.

European Athletics Championships how to watch

Viewers will be able to watch the 2024 European Athletics Championships on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

European Athletics Championships events

The men will compete in all the traditional track and field events at the 2024 European Athletics Championships. An extra event will be the half marathon.

The only two differences for the women is they will compete at heptathlon (seven events) rather than decathlon (10), and their sprint hurdles competition is over 100m rather than 110m.

2024 European Athletics Championships countries

There are athletes from 48 countries taking part in the European Championships with over 1,500 competitors.

European Athletics Championships history

The European Athletics Championships were first staged in Turin, Italy, in 1934 with 23 countries represented in 22 events. A total of 226 athletes took part - all men.

Women held their own European Athletics Championships in Vienna in 1938. The first joint edition was held in Oslo, Norway in 1946.

It was held every four years - (apart from a period between 1966 and 1974 when four championships were staged) - not becoming a biennial event until 2012 in Helsinki.

What is Team GB's record at the European Athletics Championships?

Great Britain and Northern Ireland have topped the medal table three times since 2014.

Britain also boasts some of the most decorated European athletes in history with 400m specialist Roger Black, long-distance legend Mo Farah and sprint queen Dina Asher-Smith each winning five golds throughout their decorated careers.

Britain tops the all-time medal lists having gone past the Soviet Union's record of 331 medals at the current championships in Rome.

Who were the stars of the last European Athletics Championships in 2022 in Munich?

Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen doubled up in the middle-distance events winning gold at the 1500m and 5000m.

He was upstaged, though, by Netherlands' Femke Bol, who won three golds at 400m, 400m hurdles and also in the 4x400m relay.

Who have been the stars of the 2024 European Athletics Championships in Rome?

Marcell Jacobs, Texan born but proud Italian, delighted the home crowd by landing glory in the blue riband event, the men's 100m. Olympic champion Jacobs broke the tape in a season's best 10.02 and it was an Italian one-two with Chituru Ali taking silver.

Ingebrigtsen continued his dominance over the longer distance by landing the 5,000m, his fifth European crown.

Asher-Smith won the women's 100m while Ciaran Meehan had the whole of Ireland celebrating when she became that country's first individual European champion for 26 years by dominating the women's 1500m.

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