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Mark Spitz winning seven gold medals; West Germany defeating Netherlands in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final; 70,000 people rocking out to AC/DC – Munich Olympic Park is in the business of creating moments, a legacy set to continue in 2022 when Munich Olympic Park opens the next glorious chapter in its storied history! On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summer Olympics, Munich Olympic Park is set to welcome European Championships 2022. Athletics_Berlin 2018 via Getty Images

The architects of the Park were visionaries – designing a multi-functional park in the heart of Munich that has hosted more than 14,000 events. However, since the summer of ’72, none of those events will compare to 11 to 21 August 2022, when more than 4,000 athletes from across Europe descend on the Bavarian capital to compete in seven sports, in the pursuit of one of the more than 150 medals on offer. Cycling_Glasgow 2018 via Getty Images

The sustainability of the European Championships 2022 is assured, only using pre-existing infrastructure, minimalizing the impact the Championships will have on the surrounds. Short commutes are further enhanced, thanks to the close proximity of the venues and excellent public transport routes connecting Munich Olympic Park to downtown Munich.

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  • Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community
    “The European Championships 2022 are an extraordinary major sports event. The decision for Munich is a great success for German sports. Also with regard to its history, the Olympic Park in Munich is a most suitable venue for the event. We have thus once again the opportunity to present Germany as a country that is enthusiastic about sports and welcoming. Together with the spectators, I am already looking forward to this great sports event: exciting competitions against a local backdrop.”
  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
    “The awarding to Munich is a great opportunity for sports and a highlight for the population in Bavaria, enthusiastic about sports. I hope that the European Championships will not only be a great impetus for the popular and competitive sports. Such a large international celebration of sports also inspires in particular the voluntary commitment to and in the sports that are usually not that much in the limelight as compared to football. Munich deserves to host a major sports event again on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Olympics, the Olympic Park still enjoying, even decades after its establishment, the highest reputation in the world of sports.”
  • Dieter Reiter, Lord Mayor City of Munich
    “The European Championships are an exciting new format with some of the most spectacular sports of the Olympic Program. Exactly 50 years after the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, I could not imagine a better anniversary event. Munich is a sports city where two thirds of the citizens are actively involved in sports, many of them in the dedicated Munich sports clubs. And this sports enthusiasm of the Munich residents, together with the enthusiasm of the surely numerous sports fans from Germany and abroad, will contribute to a thrilling atmosphere at the European Championships.”



*Some disciplines may be subject to change, closer to the date

Munich Olympic Park has entertained and enthralled sport and music fans alike since its conception. Following on from the 1972 Olympics, the stadium has attracted the biggest names in music, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Coldplay, U2, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna. This impressive resume is matched by the sports events that have unfolded here, including the 1974 FIFA World Cup; UEFA Euro 1988 final; X Games 2013; and the European Athletics Championship in 2002. Now 20 years on, the Munich Olympic Stadium will once more play centre stage for the athletics programme. The marathon and race walking will take in Munich’s most iconic locations.

Disciplines: all athletics disciplines
Medals on offer: 50
Number of athletes: 1,700 from 49 nations
Locations: Olympic Stadium and City Centre of Munich
Link to governing body: https://www.european-athletics.org/


Keeping the core of the European Championships 2022 within the Munich Olympic Park, the cycling programme will see mountain bikers tackling the manmade Olympic Hill, which will offer panoramic views of Munich and the Bavarian Alps in the distance, as they scale the peak of the hill, before descending down to Olympic Lake in the centre of the Park.

Meanwhile, Europe’s finest hardwood experts, will fly around the Munich Olympic Hall – the previous home to over 30 Sixdays meets – competing on a race track which will be specially designed and built for the Championships.

The lakes and mountains to the south of the city offer the perfect variables and challenges required to test Europe’s leading road cyclists in one of the Championships’ biggest drawcards, the men’s and women’s road races.

In addition to that Europe`s leading BMX protagonist will jump for glory at the European Championships.

Disciplines: track cycling, mountain bike, BMX, road race
Medals on offer: 30
Number of athletes: 800 from 42 nations
Locations: Olympic Hall; Olympic Park; Road race: exact course to be defined
Link to governing body: http://www.uec.ch/


Gymnasts will leap, spin and flip their way to glory in the Olympic Park´s newest edition, the soon-to-be-completed SAP Garden. The Arena, which will play host to EHC Red Bull Munich Ice Hockey and FC Bayern Munich Basketball teams, will seamlessly transform into a world-class facility to accommodate all of the apparatus for the artistic gymnastics programme.

Disciplines: Artistic
Medals on offer: 12
Number of athletes: 600
Location: SAP Garden
Link to governing body: https://www.europeangymnastics.com/


Having hosted the Olympics (1972) and World Championships (1981 & 2007), the 2022 European Championships will complete the honourable milestones for the Munich Olympic Regatta Course. Located just 6km from the Olympic Park, fans will be able to easily commute between the rowing programme and the host of other events taking place each day. Built parallel to the prevailing southwest and northeast winds, the Munich Olympic Regatta Course remains usable in even the most trying of conditions.

Disciplines: all boat classes
Medals on offer: 17
Number of athletes: 600
Location: Munich Olympic Regatta Course in OberschleiĂźheim
Link to governing body: http://www.worldrowing.com/fisa/european-rowing/


With the cycling and running set to have their transfers in the Olympic Park, the crowning glory of the triathlon course will be the swimming section in the Olympic Lake with fans offered a perfect vantage point from the Olympic Hill to take in all of the action. Bringing the triathlon programme into Munich’s central city stays with the ethos of the European Championships 2022, as the organisers strive to have the event in almost its entirety play out in one central hub.

Disciplines: Men, Women, Mixed Relay
Medals on offer: 3
Number of athletes: 150
Location: Munich Olympic Park
Link to governing body: https://europe.triathlon.org/



In our Press Kit you will find all relevant press releases about the European Championships 2022 in Munich as well as photos and the event logo for use in your media coverage. We will also keep you informed on the latest developments concerning the event via our social media channels.

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