50 years after the 1972 Summer Olympics, Munich will once again host a multi-sport event: The second edition of the European Championships will see nine European Championships taking place ‘under one roof’ from 11 to 21 August 2022. Fans can look forward to the best athletes from all over Europe competing in 176 exciting medal decisions.
With the Olympic Games and Olympiapark celebrating their 50-year anniversary in 2022, the City of Munich will be dressing up for a sensational, golden jubilee. The sporting highlight will be the European Championships Munich 2022 from 11 to 21 August 2022, combining the European Championships in athletics, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, sport climbing, table tennis, and triathlon. Preparations are in full swing, as the one-year-to-go mark is approaching. With the confirmation of the schedule for each of the nine championships, the biggest multi-sport event since the 1972 Olympic Games continues to take shape and provides the participating federations, broadcasters, governing body of the European Championships as well as the organising committee of host city Munich with planning security.
Sports programme extended to 176 medal decisions The second edition of the combined European Championships will feature approximately around 4,700 of the best athletes from about 50 nations, competing in 176 medal decisions for the title of European champion. In addition to the nine Olympic sports, the sports programme has been expanded to include para events in canoe sprint and rowing, increasing the event count from 158 to 176 and adding to the remarkable diversity of Munich 2022.
"With the confirmation of the schedule, we have successfully completed an important organisational step. With 176 medal decisions in eleven days, our spectators can expect a gripping and varied sports programme every day. I am particularly pleased that Olympiapark, the landmark of Munich's sporting culture, will be the venue for exciting competitions every day. The other attractive medal events at the Olympic Regatta Centre, Königsplatz, Odeonsplatz, Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle and Messe München will ensure an international sporting festival like the one we experienced at the 1972 Summer Olympics," says Marion Schöne, Managing Director of Olympiapark München GmbH.
Schedule for each of the nine Championships
Athletics 15-21 August 2022 Olympiastadion & Munich City Centre
Beach Volleyball 15-21 August 2022 Königsplatz
Canoe Sprint 18-21 August 2022 Munich Olympic Regatta Centre
Cycling - Track 11-16 August 2022 Messe München
Cycling - BMX 11-13 August 2022 Olympiapark
Cycling - MTB 19-20 August 2022 Olympiapark
Cycling - Road 14-21 August 2022 Munich Surroundings & City Centre
Gymnastics 11-21 August 2022 Olympiahalle
Rowing 11-14 August 2022 Munich Olympic Regatta Centre
Sport Climbing 11-18 August 2022 Königsplatz
Table Tennis 13-21 August 2022 Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
Triathlon 12-14 August 2022 Olympiapark
The European Championships Munich 2022 will be broadcast by the European Broadcasting Union, with the competitions televised in up to 56 countries across Europe. The European Broadcasting Union already broadcast the premiere of the European Championships in Berlin and Glasgow, accumulating a television audience of more than 1.4 billion.
Munich 2022 - An event for all
In addition to world-class sporting performances, all participants will be treated to a special supporting programme, The Roofs - Festival of Munich 2022. The festival of diversity and surprise will round out the European Championships with a mix of music, culture, art, food and much more, turning the visit into a holistic, unforgettable experience. The European Championships will thus be another chapter in the illustrious history of Olympiapark and set new standards for future events.
Ticket pre-sales will start in autumn 2021.