One million residents, visitors, spectators and media will be part of the sporting and cultural experience of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships taking place from 2 to 12 August this summer. More than 3,200 athletes from 52 nations will travel to Scotland as part of an overall delegation of 8,500 including media and officials. Glasgow will host six sports – Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon – with Berlin hosting Athletics.
The German capital will see 1,500 athletes compete at its European Championships taking place from the 7th to the 12th August, with their 100 days to go celebrations this coming Sunday, 29 April.
As well as the boost to visitor numbers, coverage of the sporting action in 12 iconic venues in Scotland will be broadcast to a potential TV audience of up to 1.03 billion. Venues will include Gymnastics at the SSE Hydro, the third busiest venue in the world, Golf at the famous Jack Nicklaus-designed Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course and Diving at Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Pool.
TV viewers across the continent will get the chance to see Scotland’s beautiful scenery through coverage of the Road Race and Time Trial events and Open Water Swimming at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, while local residents and communities can watch from their doorsteps, for free.
Festival 2018 will offer around 100 unmissable events as part of a world-class arts and culture programme being staged in Glasgow’s George Square, Merchant City, Perth, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire and Edinburgh.