European Athletics Championships 2020

European Athletics Championships 2020

 

The championships begins at 3:15pm on Tuesday with an afternoon of heats and qualifying at the Charlety Stadium which will be followed by an Opening Ceremony to be held at 8:00pm.

The majority of the action across the six days will take place inside the Charlety Stadium. The men’s and women’s long jump qualifying are however scheduled to take place in between sessions at the Athletics Park which is to be constructed on the Trocadero in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower and the half marathons will begin on the Pont d’Iena and finish at the Athletics Park.

A total of 22 finals will be held across the Saturday and Sunday including all four relays, the men’s pole vault, women’s high jump as well as the conclusion of the heptathlon and the decathlon.

One of France’s principal title hopes next August is world decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer and the championship programme suitably concludes with the decathlon 1500m at 7:40pm on the Sunday.

Tickets for the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships are still on sale and can be purchased here.

Paris 2020 tickets now on sale to the general public

Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships
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Tickets for the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships from 25-30 August have now gone on general sale to the public and are available for purchase.

Six different ticket packages are available to purchase, ranging from single day tickets incorporating two sessions with prices beginning from 40 euros to week-long packages encompassing all eleven sessions from 204 euros.

For more information about tickets and ticket purchases, please click here for more information.

The European Athletics Championships will be held in the famous Charlety Stadium, situated in the south of the French capital, three weeks after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This will be only the second time Paris has staged the European Championships which is expected to attract 1500 athletes from 51 countries.

France finished fourth on the medal table at the last edition of the European Championships in Berlin, winning three gold medals and 10 medals in total. Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won his fourth gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase while Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Morhad Amdouni won the 110m hurdles and 10,000m titles respectively.

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