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The European Athletics Championships is a biennial (from 2010) athletics event organised by the European Athletics Association.[1] First held in 1934 in Turin, the Championships have taken place every four years, with a few exceptions. Since 2010, they have been organised every two years, and when they coincide with the Summer Olympics, the marathon and racewalking events are not contested. From 2018, European Championships not held in an Olympic year will form part of the European Championships, a new quadrennial multi-sport event designed and held by individual European sports federations.

EditionsEdit

Notes: – men, – women

Edition Year City Country Dates Venue Events Nations Athletes Top of the medal table
1 1934 Turin   Italy 7–9 September Stadio Benito Mussolini 22 23 226   Germany
2 1938 Paris   France 3–5 September Stade Olympique de Colombes 23 23 272   Germany
1938 Vienna   Austria[nb 1] 17–18 September Praterstadion 9 14 80
3 1946 Oslo   Norway 22–25 August Bislett stadion 33 20 353   Sweden
4 1950 Brussels   Belgium 23–27 August Heysel Stadium 34 24 454   Great Britain
5 1954 Bern    Switzerland 25–29 August Stadion Neufeld 35 28 686   Soviet Union
6 1958 Stockholm   Sweden 19–24 August Stockholms Olympiastadion 36 26 626   Soviet Union
7 1962 Belgrade   Yugoslavia 12–16 September Stadion JNA 36 29 670   Soviet Union
8 1966 Budapest   Hungary 30 August – 4 September Népstadion 36 30 769   East Germany
9 1969 Athens   Greece 16–21 September Karaïskákis Stadium 38 30 674   East Germany
10 1971 Helsinki   Finland 10–15 August Olympiastadion 38 29 857   East Germany
11 1974 Rome   Italy 2–8 September Stadio Olimpico 39 29 745   East Germany
12 1978 Prague   Czechoslovakia 29 August – 3 September Stadion Evžena Rošického 40 29 1004   Soviet Union
13 1982 Athens   Greece 6–12 September Olympiakó Stádio 41 29 756   East Germany
14 1986 Stuttgart   West Germany 26–31 August Neckarstadion 43 31 906   Soviet Union
15 1990 Split   Yugoslavia 26 August – 2 September Stadion Poljud 43 33 952   East Germany
16 1994 Helsinki   Finland 7–14 August Olympiastadion 44 44 1113   Russia
17 1998 Budapest   Hungary 18–23 August Népstadion 44 44 1259   Great Britain
18 2002 Munich   Germany 6–11 August Olympiastadion 46 48 1244   Russia
19 2006 Gothenburg   Sweden 7–13 August Ullevi 47 48 1288   Russia
20 2010 Barcelona   Spain 27 July – 1 August Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys 47 50 1323   France
21 2012 Helsinki   Finland 27 June – 1 July Olympiastadion 42 50 1230   Germany
22 2014 Zürich    Switzerland 12–17 August Letzigrund 47 50 1439   Great Britain
23 2016 Amsterdam   Netherlands 6–10 July Olympisch Stadion 46 50 1329   Poland
24 2018 [a] Berlin   Germany 7–12 August Olympiastadion 50 49[b] 1439   Great Britain
25 2020 Paris   France 26–30 August Stade Sébastien Charléty

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after 2018 Championships.[2][3] Former countries in italic.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union120110101331
2  Great Britain1189096304
3  East Germany897562226
4  Germany758078233
5  France696560194
6  Poland545260166
7  Russia505153154
8  Italy424448134
9  Finland332840101
10  Sweden294242113
11  Spain28243688
12  West Germany273637100
13  Netherlands26252273
14  Ukraine20291867
15  Hungary18202462
16  Czechoslovakia16162759
17  Portugal1612937
18  Norway13141744
19  Bulgaria12161240
20  Belgium12131136
21  Belarus11131034
22  Turkey118928
23  Greece1171129
24   Switzerland8121333
25  Romania7211038
26  Czech Republic6141030
27  Yugoslavia66315
28  Croatia61310
29  Denmark47314
30  Latvia43310
31  Ireland36615
32  Estonia36413
33  Iceland3115
  Israel3115
35  Lithuania2349
36  Austria21710
37  Slovenia2125
38  Serbia1427
39  Slovakia1416
  Authorised Neutral Athletes[1]1326
40  Azerbaijan0224
41  Albania0101
  Luxembourg0101
43  Moldova0011
Totals (43 nations)9629689612891
  • ^[1]   ANA was the name, under which Russian athletes competed in the 2016 and 2018 Championships. Their medals were not included in the official medal table.

As of 2018, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino have yet to win a medal. Saar competed once in 1954 without winning a medal.

Championship recordsEdit

Multiple medallistsEdit

A total of 8 men and 11 women have won six or more medals at the competition.[2]

MenEdit

Name Country Total Gold Silver Bronze Years
Christophe Lemaitre   France 8 4 2 2 2010–2014
Harald Schmid   West Germany 6 5 1 0 1978–1986
Roger Black   Great Britain 6 5 1 0 1986–1994
Mohamed Farah   Great Britain 6 5 1 0 2006–2014
Kevin Borlée   Belgium 6 4 1 1 2010–2018
Martyn Rooney   Great Britain 6 3 2 1 2010–2018
Pietro Mennea   Italy 6 3 2 1 1971–1978
Linford Christie   Great Britain 6 3 1 2 1986–1994

WomenEdit

Name Country Total Gold Silver Bronze Years
Irena Szewińska   Poland 10 5 1 4 1966–1978
Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 8 5 1 2 1938–1950
Renate Stecher   East Germany 8 4 4 0 1969–1974
Dafne Schippers   Netherlands 8 4 3 1 2012–2018
Marlies Göhr   East Germany 7 5 1 1 1978–1986
Myriam Soumaré   France 7 1 3 3 2010–2014
Marita Koch   East Germany 6 6 0 0 1978–1986
Heike Drechsler   East Germany &   Germany 6 5 1 0 1986–1998
Grit Breuer   East Germany &   Germany 6 5 1 0 1990–2002
Irina Privalova   Soviet Union &   Russia 6 3 2 1 1994–1998
Yevgeniya Sechenova   Soviet Union 6 2 2 2 1946–1950

Most medals at one eventEdit

A total of 12 men and 5 women have won four or more medals at one event.[2]

MenEdit

No G/S/B Athlete Country Years Event
5 (3/2/0) Igor Ter-Ovanesyan   Soviet Union 1958–1971 Long jump
4 (4/0/0) Jānis Lūsis   Soviet Union 1962–1974 Javelin throw
4 (4/0/0) Colin Jackson   Great Britain 1990–2002 110 m hurdles
4 (4/0/0) Steve Backley   Great Britain 1990–2002 Javelin throw
4 (4/0/0) Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   France 2010–2018 3000 m steeplechase
4 (3/1/0) Mohamed Farah   Great Britain 2006–2014 5000 m
4 (3/1/0) Kevin Borlée   Belgium 2010–2018 4 × 400 m
4 (3/0/1) Adam Kszczot   Poland 2010–2018 800 m
4 (2/2/0) Viktor Sanejev   Soviet Union 1969–1978 Triple jump
4 (0/3/1) Gerd Kanter   Estonia 2002–2016 Discus throw
4 (0/2/2) Alexander Kosenkow   Germany 2002–2014 4 × 100 m
4 (0/1/3) Lothar Milde   Germany &   East Germany 1962–1971 Discus throw

WomenEdit

No G/S/B Athlete Country Years Event
5 (5/0/0) Sandra Perković   Croatia 2010–2018 Discus throw
5 (4/0/1) Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 2010–2018 Hammer throw
4 (4/0/0) Nadezhda Chizhova   Soviet Union 1966–1974 Shot put
4 (4/0/0) Heike Drechsler   East Germany &   Germany 1982–2002 Long jump
4 (1/1/2) Linda Stahl   Germany 2010–2016 Javelin throw

Most appearancesEdit

A total of 16 men and 11 women have at least 6 appearances. Updated after 2016 Championships.[2]

MenEdit

No Name Country Years
7 Zoltán Kővágó   Hungary 1998–2018
Gerd Kanter   Estonia 2002–2018
David Söderberg   Finland 2002–2018
Jesús España   Spain 2002–2018
Marian Oprea   Romania 2002–2018
6 Abdon Pamich   Italy 1954–1971
Ludvík Danek   Czechoslovakia 1962–1978
Nenad Stekic   Yugoslavia 1969–1990
Jesús Ángel García   Spain 1994–2014
Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania 1994–2014
Dwain Chambers   Great Britain 1998–2014
Nicola Vizzoni   Italy 1998–2014
Serhiy Lebid   Ukraine 1998–2014
Szymon Ziółkowski   Poland 1998–2014
Gregory Sedoc   Netherlands 2002–2016
Johan Wissman   Sweden 2002–2016

WomenEdit

No Name Country Years
7 Krisztina Papp   Hungary 2002–2018
6 Helena Fibingerová   Czechoslovakia 1969–1986
Heike Drechsler   East Germany &   Germany 1982–2002
Fernanda Ribeiro   Portugal 1986–2010
Felicia Tilea   Romania 1990–2010
Mélina Robert-Michon   France 1998–2016
Nuria Fernández   Spain 1998–2014
Berta Castells   Spain 2002–2016
Dana Velďáková   Slovakia 2002–2016
Merja Korpela   Finland 2002–2016
Ruth Beitia   Spain 2002–2016

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Part of the European Championships
  2. ^ Not including the ANA Athletes and the ART refugee athlete (DNS).
  1. ^ Occupied by Nazi Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 – STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, retrieved 13 August 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Statistics Handbook 2018 European Athletics Championships. European Athletics (2018). Retrieved on 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ 2018 medal table European Athletics. Retrieved on 2018-08-13.

External linksEdit