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Remember when...Athens staged the 2004 Olympic Games

European Athletics - April 1, 2020 - 19:18

The Olympics Games came back  to Athens 108 years after the first celebration of the modern era and returning to a European host city 12 years after Barcelona had staged its memorable edition.

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Thiam looking to spring a surprise on Lasitskene or Mihambo this summer

European Athletics - March 31, 2020 - 17:42

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games now delayed for 12 months, Belgium’s Rio 2016 heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam isn’t now expected to compete in her gold medal winning event but has targeted continental glory in other events this summer.

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Spotakova to decide on a farewell Olympic appearance this autumn

European Athletics - March 30, 2020 - 12:45

World javelin record-holder Barbora Spotakova is still hoping to salvage something from her 2020 season and she will make a decision about her future in the autumn.

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World cross country medallist Llorente passes away at the age of 61

European Athletics - March 27, 2020 - 16:50

European Athletics is very saddened to hear of the passing of Spanish long distance runner Santiago Llorente at the age of 61 after contracting COVID-19.

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European Athletics Athletes Committee responds to Paris 2020 update

European Athletics - March 26, 2020 - 17:00

The European Athletics Athletes Committee which is chaired by Periklis Iakovakis from Greece has responded to the European Athletics Executive Board requesting the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships Local Organising Committee "to carry out an immediate and detailed feasibility study for the event, which is currently scheduled for 25-30 August."

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Remember when...Barcelona staged the 1992 Olympic Games

European Athletics - March 26, 2020 - 09:16

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may have been put on hold for the moment but the Olympic Flame has not been extinguished and, in the first of a three-part series, European Athletics and its Green Inspiration Partner Mondo celebrate the achievements of European athletes at the last three Olympic Games on European soil.

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Executive Board reviews feasibility of 2020 European Athletics Championships

European Athletics - March 25, 2020 - 17:15

The European Athletics Executive Board completed a two-day video conference meeting on Wednesday (25) with the main decision being a request to the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships Local Organising Committee (LOC) to carry out an immediate and detailed feasibility study for the event, which is currently scheduled for 25-30 August.

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Malachowski to extend career until 2021 for one last shot at Olympic glory

European Athletics - March 25, 2020 - 16:05

The plan for Piotr Malachowski was to win the Olympic discus title in Tokyo this summer and then bid farewell in front of his home fans and supporters at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Chorzow in early September.

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After success in Switzerland, Meuwly is working his magic in the Netherlands

European Athletics - March 23, 2020 - 09:51

Everyone will know Lea Sprunger by now but they might not know too much about her coach. 

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Amid uncertainty over training, Halasz throws 76.35m in Szombathely

European Athletics - March 23, 2020 - 08:55

The spread of COVID-19 has decimated the global sporting calendar and the European Throwing Cup which was due to take place in Leiria, Portugal on 21-22 March was one of the many events to be either cancelled or postponed.

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Rohler ready to throw long again despite uncertainty over competitions

European Athletics - March 20, 2020 - 08:01

Like all elite athletes across Europe, Germany’s 2016 Olympic javelin champion Thomas Rohler is working out how to move ahead with his training in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Abdi sets sights on European record after sub-2:05 clocking in Tokyo

European Athletics - March 19, 2020 - 10:30

Bashir Abdi became only the second European athlete in history to break the 2:05-barrier for the marathon in the Tokyo Marathon on 1 March.

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European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen hospitalised with stroke

European Athletics - March 17, 2020 - 21:31

Europe Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen suffered a serious cerebrovascular accident, commonly known as a stroke, while at home during the evening of Sunday 15 March.

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Duplantis and Klosterhalfen voted Athletes of the Month for February 2020

European Athletics - March 17, 2020 - 16:38

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis and Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen have been voted European Athletes of the Month for February 2020.

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Looking back at the inaugural European Indoor Championships in 1970

European Athletics - March 17, 2020 - 13:53

Following four editions of the annual European Indoor Games, the European Indoor Championships formally came into being in 1970 when Vienna defied an unseasonable early spring freeze to lift the curtain on the event on 14-15 March.

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European Athletics Executive Board to decide on next steps on coronavirus response

European Athletics - March 16, 2020 - 16:30

The European Athletics Executive Board will host its previously scheduled meeting via teleconference on 24-25 March and top of the agenda will be discussions concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the various European Athletics events scheduled for 2020 and beyond.

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Vlasic to forego Tokyo but still aiming for a comeback

European Athletics - March 16, 2020 - 11:11

Blanka Vlasic will forego any attempt to qualify for her fifth Olympic Games but the Croatian hasn’t called time on her venerable career just yet.

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1952 Olympic javelin champion Zatopkova passes away at the age of 97

European Athletics - March 13, 2020 - 13:24

European Athletics is very saddened to hear of the passing of 1952 Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova who died on Friday (13) at the age of 97.

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Home heroics from Gusenbauer highlights the 1970 European Indoor Championships

European Athletics - March 13, 2020 - 11:25

Vienna was snowed in. This was not really a surprise in the land of winter sports but the white stuff came at just the wrong time, briefly threatening the very first edition of the European Athletics Indoor Championships which were meant to take place on 14-15 March 1970. 

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Vote now for your European Athletes of the Month for February 2020

European Athletics - March 12, 2020 - 15:45

Voting for the men's and women's European Athlete of the Month for February 2020 is now open across European Athletics’ social media channels.

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