The 2022 edition of the European Championships multi-sport event will be held at the Munich Olympic Park, it has been announced today (Tuesday).

It will mark 50 years since the campus staged the Olympic Games in 1972. The 2022 European Championships will be the second edition of the event after Berlin and Glasgow co-hosted in 2018.

Six of the sports that were contested at the 2018 edition – athletics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon – have already been confirmed for the 2022 event, which will run from August 11-21. The event will also act as the respective continental championships for these sports.

The 2018 Championships also included aquatics events but it remains to be seen whether these will be contested in 2022.

European Athletics said that the majority of events and activities during the event will be held in and around the Munich Olympic Park to create an “extraordinary festival atmosphere”.

The European Championships board has also confirmed that the 2026 edition of the event will be held from July 30 to August 9.

European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen, who also serves as chair of the board of the 2022 event, said: “I speak for all the participating sports in saying how delighted we are to be going to the wonderful city of Munich in 2022, and for athletics we are especially happy to be heading back to Germany, after the success of Berlin 2018, where we know there are so many passionate sports fans.

“It is testament to the fantastic legacy of the Munich Olympic Park that we will bring our individual European Championships together again there, on the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Games, and use many of its iconic venues.”

The 2018 European Championships took place from August 2-12, with venues such as Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow staging events.

The Munich Olympic Park includes the 57,000-seat Olympic Stadium, which was built for the 1972 Games.

Earlier this year, Danish architectural firm 3XN was chosen to develop a new arena at the Olympic Park. Located southwest of the Olympiastadion, the 11,500-seat venue will be the new home of German Ice Hockey League (DEL) club Red Bull München and Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) outfit FC Bayern München.

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