The cities of Paris (FRA), Gothenburg (SWE) and Dublin (IRL) have been awarded the right to host future European Athletics events after a number of decisions were made by the European Athletics Council in Malta this morning (Mon 15 Oct).
“We have four winners here today” said European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz, after the votes were counted.
“First of all, Paris, as they will host the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2011, secondly Goteborg as they will host the Indoor Championships of 2013, thirdly Dublin, as they will host their first SPAR European Cross Country Championships in 2009 and finally European Athletics, as we have three great cities willing to host our top events”
Paris last hosted the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 1994 while Gothenburg did likewise in 1984.
In other venue decisions, the Council agreed that the French city of Metz, will host the European Cup Race Walking in 2009.
EUROPEAN ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Previous Venues: 1966 Dortmund (FRG), 1967 Prague (TCH), 1968 Madrid (ESP), 1969 Belgrade (YUG), 1970 Vienna (AUT), 1971 Sofia (BUL), 1972 Grenoble (FRA), 1973 Rotterdam (NED), 1974 Gothenburg (SWE), 1975 Katowice (POL), 1976 Munich (FRG), 1977 San Sebastián (ESP), 1978 Milan (ITA), 1979 Vienna (AUT), 1980 Sindelfingen (FRG), 1981 Grenoble (FRA), 1982 Milan (ITA), 1983 Budapest (HUN), 1984 Gothenburg (SWE), 1985 Athens/Piraeus (GRE), 1986 Madrid (ESP), 1987 Liévin (FRA), 1988 Budapest (HUN), 1989 The Hague (NED), 1990 Glasgow (GBR), 1992 Genoa (ITA), 1994 Paris (FRA), 1996 Stockholm (SWE), 1998 Valencia (ESP), 2000 Ghent (BEL), 2002 Vienna (AUT), 2005 Madrid (ESP), 2007 Birmingham (GBR), 2009 Torino (ITA), 2011 Paris (FRA), 2013 Gothenburg (SWE)
SPAR EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Previous Venues: 1994-95 Alnwick (GBR), 1996 Charleroi (BEL), 1997 Oeiras (POR), 1998 Ferrara (ITA), 1999 Velenje (SLO), 2000 Malmö (SWE), 2001 Thun (SUI), 2002 Medulin (CRO), 2003 Edinburgh (GBR), 2004 Heringsdorf (GER), 2005 Tilburg (NED), 2006 San Giorgio su Legnana (ITA), 2007 Toro (ESP), 2008 Oostende (BEL), 2009 Dublin (IRL)
EUROPEAN CUP RACE WALKING
Previous Venues: 1996 La Coruña (ESP), 1998 Dudince (SVK), 2000 Eisenhüttenstadt (GER), 2001 Dudince (SVK), 2003 Cheboksary (RUS), 2005 Miskolc (HUN), 2007 Royal Leamington Spa (GBR), 2009 Metz (FRA)