From 11-21 August 2022, it's "Back to the Roofs". With the European Championships 2022, top European sport will return to Olympiapark in Munich and thus under the legendary tent roof construction that was created for the 1972 Olympic Games. The slogan of the multi-sport event originates from this combination. A first impression symbolic of the slogan was shown by the projection in which Malaika Mihambo (athletics) and Marcel Nguyen (gymnastics), among others, jumped and tumbled spectacularly above the tent roof of Olympic Stadium.
On the occasion of the milestone "100 DAYS TO GO", the Managing Director of Olympiapark München GmbH Marion Schöne seemed optimistic: "With the discontinuation of many Corona regulations, we are finally looking forward to lots of events in Olympiapark again. We especially hope that the interest in the European Championships will now get another significant boost in the last 100 days. Of course, it is not easy to prepare such a big event during the pandemic, so we are all the more relieved now that the nine European Championships can take place without any restrictions for the spectators," said Schöne. The Olympiapark München GmbH expects around one million visitors in the sports facilities, on the sidelines and at the festival The Roofs. Tickets are available at ww.munich2022.com/tickets - the price for a ticket starts at ten euros.
In addition to its pioneering role in the re-use of existing (Olympic) sports venues, the organiser of the European Championships 2022 is also setting new standards in the field of inclusion. For the first time, Para competitions will be integrated into the new multi-sport event, which combines existing European championships. At the second edition of the European Championships after 2018, nine European championships will take place under one roof from 11-21 August 2022 – athletics, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, sport climbing, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, table tennis and triathlon. The 16 Paralympic competitions in canoe sprint and rowing are an integral part of the multi-sport event and are included in the official medal table. The three funding bodies, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Munich, also welcome the inclusion.
Furthermore, the organiser also offers numerous inclusive services for spectators to make the event as barrier-free and inclusive as possible.
In search of new ideas to increase accessibility, the "Under one Roof" working group was set up and regularly exchanged ideas during the conception phase. The working group consists of representatives of the German Disabled Sports Association, the Bavarian Disabled and Rehabilitation Sports Association, the German Wheelchair Sports Association, Special Olympics Bavaria, the Munich Disabled Advisory Council and the Department of Education and Sports of the City of Munich. The result is, among other things, a barrier-free website and a comprehensive package of on-site services.
Together with the service provider AUDIO2, three free inclusive services for visitors with hearing and visual impairments will be offered for all medal events - audio description, mobile inductive hearing systems and sign language interpretation. The inclusive services can be booked via an online booking form at www.munich2022.com. The organising committee also guarantees wheelchair-accessible access to each venue as well as wheelchair-accessible seating. Inclusion and special inclusion volunteers will be on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and the volunteers are sensitised.
The biggest multi-sport event in 50 years is much more than a mere sports competition with nine European championships. The festival The Roofs completes the event over the entire eleven days from dawn to dusk and combines sport with art and culture in a way that the Bavarian capital has last experienced at the 1972 Olympic Games. Nine self-sufficient event islands, called Roofs, will be distributed throughout Olympiapark. One Roof each at Königsplatz and at the Olympic regatta site and further side events at Odeonsplatz and at the cycling start locations Fürstenfeldbruck, Landsberg am Lech and Murnau a. Staffelsee complete the festival of diversity and surprise. The Roofs programme, which is completely free of charge, conveys more small-town character than gigantism, focuses on the special and unexpected and ensures a special festival flair as a whole. Detailed information on the individual Roofs is available at ww.munich2022.com/en/festival. Three of the eleven roofs, the Central Roof, the Creative Roof and the Heimat Roof, are equipped with large stages on which national and international top acts provide top-notch festival feeling.
The complete announcement and all important information is available at: www.munich2022.com/en