Munich
11-21 Aug 2022

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
in Munich!

Mark Spitz winning seven gold medals; West Germany defeating Netherlands in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final; 70,000 people rocking out to AC/DC – Munich Olympic Park is in the business of creating moments, a legacy set to continue in 2022 when Munich Olympic Park opens the next glorious chapter in its storied history! On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summer Olympics, Munich Olympic Park is set to welcome European Championships 2022. © Berlin 2018 via Getty Images

The architects of the Park were visionaries – designing a multi-functional park in the heart of Munich that has hosted more than 14,000 events. However, since the summer of ’72, none of those events will compare to 11 to 21 August 2022, when 4,400 athletes from across Europe descend on the Bavarian capital to compete in nine sports, in the pursuit of one of the 158 gold medals on offer. © Glasgow 2018 via Getty Images

The sustainability of the European Championships 2022 is assured, only using pre-existing infrastructure, minimalizing the impact the Championships will have on the surrounds. Short commutes are further enhanced, thanks to the close proximity of the venues and excellent public transport routes connecting Munich Olympic Park to downtown Munich.

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  • Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community
    “The European Championships 2022 are an extraordinary major sports event. The decision for Munich is a great success for German sports. Also with regard to its history, the Olympic Park in Munich is a most suitable venue for the event. We have thus once again the opportunity to present Germany as a country that is enthusiastic about sports and welcoming. Together with the spectators, I am already looking forward to this great sports event: exciting competitions against a local backdrop.”
  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
    “The awarding to Munich is a great opportunity for sports and a highlight for the population in Bavaria, enthusiastic about sports. I hope that the European Championships will not only be a great impetus for the popular and competitive sports. Such a large international celebration of sports also inspires in particular the voluntary commitment to and in the sports that are usually not that much in the limelight as compared to football. Munich deserves to host a major sports event again on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Olympics, the Olympic Park still enjoying, even decades after its establishment, the highest reputation in the world of sports.”
  • Dieter Reiter, Lord Mayor City of Munich
    “The European Championships are an exciting new format with some of the most spectacular sports of the Olympic Programme. Exactly 50 years after the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, I could not imagine a better anniversary event. Munich is a sports city where two thirds of the citizens are actively involved in sports, many of them in the dedicated Munich sports clubs. And this sports enthusiasm of the Munich residents, together with the enthusiasm of the surely numerous sports fans from Germany and abroad, will contribute to a thrilling atmosphere at the European Championships.”

THE SPORTS

© Berlin 2018 via Getty Images Munich Olympic Park has entertained and enthralled sport and music fans alike since its conception. Following on from the 1972 Olympics, the stadium has attracted the biggest names in music, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Coldplay, U2, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna. This impressive resume is matched by the sports events that have unfolded here, including the 1974 FIFA World Cup; UEFA Euro 1988 final; X Games 2013; and the European Athletics Championship in 2002.

Now 20 years on, the Munich Olympic Stadium will once more play centre stage for the athletics programme. The marathon and race walking will take in Munich’s most iconic locations.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: all athletics disciplines
Medals decisions: 50
Number of athletes: 1,528 from 51 nations
Locations: Olympic Stadium, Munich City Centre
Governing body: European Athletics

Athletics

© CEV/FIVB For the first time in history, Munich is excited to welcome the European Beach Volleyball Championships, set to be played at Königsplatz, one of the city's iconic central locations. The event will attract Europe’s best female and male pairings, with one title on the line for each gender.

Beach volleyball enjoys high participation in Munich, with various facilities, both indoor and outdoor situated around the city. This leaves little doubt that this exciting addition to the European Championships 2022 will also be one of the most anticipated among fans.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: Men, Women
Medal decisions: 2
Number of athletes: 128
Location: Königsplatz
Governing body: CEV

Beach Volleyball

© ECA/Nina Jelenc Adding to the actioned-packed programme at the Munich Olympic Regatta Course in Oberschleißheim will be the European Canoe Sprint Championships, making their Munich debut. With 30 medal events on offer, hosts Germany will be aiming to continue their long-standing success in the sport.

The canoeing events will run parallel to the rowing programme, also set to take place at the former Olympic Rowing Centre. The venue will hence serve as one of the main competition hubs alongside the city centre and Munich Olympic Park, which will host the majority of the European Championships action.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: Canoe Sprint
Medal decisions: 30
Number of athletes: 500 from 45 nations
Location: Munich Olympic Regatta Centre
Governing body: ECA

Canoe Sprint

© Glasgow 2018 via Getty Images Keeping the core of the European Championships within the Munich Olympic Park, the cycling programme will see mountain bikers tackling the manmade Olympic Hill, which will offer panoramic views of Munich and the Alps, as they scale the peak of the hill, before descending down to the Olympic Lake.

Meanwhile, Europe’s finest hardwood experts will fly around Messe München, competing on a race track which will be specially designed and built for Munich 2022.

The lakes and mountains to the south of the city offer the perfect challenges required to test Europe’s leading road cyclists in one of the Championships’ biggest drawcards, the men’s and women’s road races.

In addition to that Europe’s leading BMX protagonists will jump for glory at the European Championships.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: BMX (Freestyle), Mountain Bike, Track Cycling, Road Race
Medal decisions: 30
Number of athletes: 770 from 42 nations
Locations: Messe München, Olympic Park, Road Race course: tbd
Governing body: UEC

Cycling

© Glasgow 2018 via Getty Images It is another premiere for Munich, as for the first time in history the city will play host to the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Both the men’s and women’s competitions are set to take place in the Olympic Hall, the same venue that hosted the world’s best gymnasts at the Summer Olympics 1972 and served as a backdrop for Olga Korbut’s historic medal run.

Having already enthralled the audience in Glasgow at the first edition of the European Championships, Europe’s best gymnasts will once more display their strength and technique as they leap, spin and flip their way to glory.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: Artistic Gymnastics
Medal decisions: 12
Number of athletes: 311 from 50 nations
Location: Olympic Hall
Governing body: European Gymnastics

Gymnastics

© Glasgow 2018 via Getty Images Having hosted the Olympics (1972) and World Championships (1981 & 2007), the 2022 European Championships will complete the honourable milestones for the Munich Olympic Regatta Course.

Located just 6km from the Olympic Park, fans will be able to easily commute between the rowing programme and the host of other events taking place each day.

Built parallel to the prevailing southwest and northeast winds, the Munich Olympic Regatta Course remains usable in even the most trying of conditions.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: all boat classes
Medal decisions: 18
Number of athletes: 660
Location: Munich Olympic Regatta Course
Governing body: World Rowing

Rowing

© IFSC/Euan Ryan/Final Crux Films Munich is excited to once again welcome the best European climbers, matching Chamonix, France, as the only other city to host the European Sport Climbing Championships on three occasions.

In 2022, it will be the first time that medals are competed for in four disciplines: Lead Climbing, Bouldering, Speed Climbing and Olympic Combined.

Adding to Munich’s fine tradition in hosting climbing championships, the city has also on two occasions welcomed the World Championships, most recently in 2014 when the discipline of bouldering took place in the Bavarian state capital.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: Lead Climbing, Bouldering, Speed Climbing, Olympic Combined
Medal decisions: 8
Number of athletes: 300 from 42 nations
Location: Königsplatz
Governing body: IFSC

Sport Climbing

© ETTU/Remy Gros In 2022, the European Table Tennis Championships will be held in Germany for the sixth time, albeit for the first time in Munich. The Bavarian state capital previously played host to the World Table Tennis Championships in 1969 and is thrilled to now welcome Europe’s best players.

Medals will be competed for in five categories: Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

The matches are set to take place in the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Hall, another storied facility, originally built for the Olympic basketball tournament 1972.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
Medal decisions: 5
Number of athletes: 260 from 58 nations
Locations: Rudi-Sedlmayer-Hall
Governing body: ETTU

Table Tennis

© Glasgow 2018 via Getty Images With the cycling and running set to have their transfers in the Olympic Park, the crowning glory of the triathlon course will be the swimming section in the Olympic Lake with fans offered a perfect vantage point from the Olympic Hill to take in all of the action.

Bringing the triathlon programme into Munich’s central city stays with the ethos of the European Championships 2022, as the organisers strive to have the event in almost its entirety play out in one central hub.

© Constantin Mirbach Disciplines: Men, Women, Mixed Relay
Medal decisions: 3
Number of athletes: 125 from 44 nations
Location: Olympic Park
Governing body: Europe Triathlon

Triathlon

Media

In our Press Kit you will find all relevant press releases about the European Championships 2022 in Munich as well as photos and the event logo for use in your media coverage. We will also keep you informed on the latest developments concerning the event via our social media channels.

Date Press release Download
12/08/2020 "CLASS OF 22" KICKS OFF TWO-YEAR COUNTDOWN TO MUNICH 2022 PDF (274 KB)
18/06/2020 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MUNICH 2022 SET TO WELCOME NINE DIFFERENT SPORTS PDF (274 KB)
18/06/2020 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW SPORTS PDF (274 KB)
07/05/2020 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 BOARD AND MUNICH CITY COUNCIL OPEN DOOR TO NEW SPORTS PDF (274 KB)
23/04/2020 UPDATED! CHALLENGE HISTORY: EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 IN MUNICH PDF (623 KB)
12/11/2019 CHALLENGE HISTORY: EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 IN MUNICH PDF (434 KB)
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