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LEN European Aquatics Championships

The European Aquatics Championships is the continental Aquatics championship for Europe, which is organised by LEN—the governing body for aquatics in Europe. The Championships are currently held every two years (in even years); and since 1999, they have included 4 aquatics disciplines: Swimming (long course/50m pool), Diving, Synchronised swimming and Open water swimming. Prior to 1999, the championships also included Water polo, which beginning in 1999 LEN split-off into a separate championships. The open water events are not held during the Olympic year.

European Aquatics Championships
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)mid-year
Frequencybiennial
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1926 (1926)

The Championships are generally held over a two-week time-period in mid-to-late Summer; however, in the most recent Summer Olympics years (2004, 2008 and 2012), the Championships were moved to the Spring to be moved away from the Summer Olympic Games.

The swimming portion of these championships is considered one of the pre-eminent swimming competitions in the world. Note however that LEN also conducts an annual short-course (25 meters) swimming championship, which is a completely separate and a completely distinct event (typically held in early December).

ChampionshipsEdit

Historically, the Championships were first held in 1926, and included water polo prior to 1999 when the discipline was moved to the European Water Polo Championship. From 1973-1999 Europeans were held in years without a Summer Olympics or World Championships, save 1979 (1973 being the inception year of the World Championships; and 1999 being the last year before Worlds moved from even-years between Summer Olympics to every-odd year beginning in 2001). Women were first allowed to participate at the second Championships in 1927[1]

Number Year Host city Country Events Dates Winner of the Medal Table Second in the Medal Table Third in the Medal Table
1 1926 Budapest   Hungary 9 18–22 August   Germany   Sweden   Hungary
2 1927 Bologna   Italy 16 31 August – 4 September   Germany   Sweden   Netherlands
3 1931 Paris   France 16 23–30 August   Hungary   Germany   Netherlands
4 1934 Magdeburg   Germany 16 12–19 August   Germany   Netherlands   Hungary
5 1938 London   Great Britain 16 6–13 August  Germany   Denmark   Netherlands
6 1947 Monte Carlo   Monaco 16 10–14 September   France   Denmark   Hungary
7 1950 Vienna   Austria 16 20–27 August   France   Netherlands   West Germany
8 1954 Turin   Italy 18 31 August – 5 September   Hungary   Soviet Union   East Germany
9 1958 Budapest   Hungary 20 31 August – 6 September   Soviet Union   Great Britain   Netherlands
10 1962 Leipzig   East Germany 23 18–25 August   Netherlands   East Germany   Soviet Union
11 1966 Utrecht   Netherlands 23 20–27 August   Soviet Union   East Germany   Netherlands
12 1970 Barcelona   Spain 34 5–13 September   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
13 1974 Vienna   Austria 37 18–25 August   East Germany   West Germany   Great Britain
14 1977 Jönköping   Sweden 37 14–21 August   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
15 1981 Split   Yugoslavia 37 4–12 September   East Germany   Soviet Union   Great Britain
16 1983 Rome   Italy 38 22–27 August   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
17 1985 Oslo
Sofia
  Norway
  Bulgaria
39 4–11 August   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
18 1987 Strasbourg   France 41 16–23 August   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
19 1989 Bonn   West Germany 43 15–20 August   East Germany   Soviet Union   France
20 1991 Athens   Greece 47 18–25 August   Soviet Union   Germany   Hungary
21 1993 Sheffield   Great Britain 47 3–8 August   Germany   Russia   Hungary
22 1995 Vienna   Austria 47 22–27 August   Russia   Germany   Hungary
23 1997 Seville   Spain 51 19–24 August   Russia   Germany   Hungary
24 1999 Istanbul   Turkey 55 26 July – 1 August   Germany   Russia   Netherlands
25 2000 Helsinki   Finland 55 3–9 July   Russia   Germany   Italy
26 2002 Berlin   Germany 57 29 July – 4 August   Germany   Russia   Italy
27 2004 Madrid   Spain 58 5–16 May   Ukraine   Russia   Italy
28 2006 Budapest   Hungary 58 26 July – 6 August   Russia   Germany   France
29 2008 Eindhoven   Netherlands 54 13–24 March   Russia   Italy   France
30 2010 Budapest   Hungary 61 4–15 August   Russia   Germany   France
31 2012 Debrecen
Eindhoven
  Hungary
  Netherlands
55 15–27 May   Hungary   Germany   Italy
32 2014 Berlin   Germany 64 13–24 August   Great Britain   Russia   Italy
33 2016 London   Great Britain 64 9–22 May   Great Britain   Hungary   Russia
34 2018[a] Glasgow
Edinburgh
  Great Britain 72 2–12 August   Russia   Great Britain   Italy
35 2020 Budapest   Hungary 11–24 May

Medal table (1926–2018)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia17810774359
2  Germany160154120434
3  East Germany14311668327
4  Hungary1129571278
5  Soviet Union978780264
6  Italy92111156359
7  Great Britain8794118299
8  France858680251
9  Netherlands779282251
10  Sweden627464200
11  Ukraine495360162
12  West Germany413349123
13  Spain304949128
14  Denmark29203180
15  Poland19162156
16  Austria12161846
17  Finland1261230
18  Romania8243264
19  Norway68519
20  Belarus581528
21  Belgium561627
22  Greece471930
23  Ireland46111
24   Switzerland451625
25  Serbia4105
26  Slovakia311216
27  Czech Republic311519
28  Yugoslavia2141329
29  Croatia27716
30  Slovenia251017
31  Lithuania25613
32  Czechoslovakia241117
33  Bulgaria23914
34  Israel14813
35  Faroe Islands0303
36  Iceland0213
37  Portugal0112
38  Estonia0101
  Serbia and Montenegro0101
40  Armenia0011
  Turkey0011
Totals (41 nations)1344133613424022

Note: The table includes medals won in swimming (since 1926), diving (since 1926), synchronized swimming (since 1974), open water swimming (since 1993) and water polo since 1926 until and including 1997 when the discipline was part of the event. From 1999 the water polo event was separated and got its own independent tournament as European Water Polo Championship.

As of 2018, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino have yet to win a medal.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Championships, 17 April 2011

External linksEdit