The 24th European Athletics Championship will take place in Berlin's Olympic Stadium and on the city's streets from 7 to 12 August 2018. It promises to be more than just a sports event.
Two gigantic stages, at least 300,000 spectators from all over the world and a world-class line-up of 1,600 stars are the ingredients for a six-day festival in the capital. Germany's largest sporting event of the year will be an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. Varied, colourful and diverse.
In the summer, spectators can look forward to six thrilling days with 48 exciting decisions. More medals, more fun, more variety and more thrills than in any other sport.
Experience the SPORT FESTIVAL live
At the very beginning, the stars of athletics will take to the start line in the form of the sprinters. The "rockstars" of the scene - the multi-event athletes - will also get going, in the truest sense of the phrase, from the very start. The decathletes will begin in the very first session. The champions of this event will be crowned on the second evening, followed by the women's heptathlon on days three and four.
BERLIN 2018 offers a colourful festival programme to provide a top-class all-round experience. Full of highlights, exciting duels and minute-by-minute decisions - the compact evening sessions with a minimum of five and a maximum of eleven decisions promise high levels of emotion, passion and excitement, along with perfect entertainment!
The athletics of the future will play out in Berlin in 2018
In conjunction with the German Athletics Association, BERLIN 2018 is also celebrating a top-class side event - for current and future sports lovers and fans. The "European Mile" programme of sports, culture and entertainment will take place on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin's City-West district, bringing athletics straight into the city from the stadium. Outstanding sports and pulsating entertainment from the art and culture scene on the European Mile await 30,000 visitors a day - between the track and the fan stands, athletics, culture, Berlin and Europe.