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European Athletics has chosen Dublin and Torino as hosts of the next two European Cross Country Championships. The sites are, Fingal-Dublin for 2021 and in Torino-La Mandria Park in 2022.
Fingal-Dublin was scheduled to take place on Dec. 13, 2020, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will host 2021.
This is the second time that Dublin will host the event at the Sport Ireland Campus on the outskirts of Dublin.
As Dublin was bumped one year, so was Torino. They will now host in 2022 as opposed to 2021.
“Unfortunately, Dublin was unable to host this year’s SPAR European Cross Country Championships this year but we would like to thank Torino-La Mandria for their cooperation to allow Dublin to stage next year’s event.
“Ireland and Italy both have a rich tradition in staging not only continental but also global cross country events so we are naturally delighted to reallocate the next two editions of the championships to two proud and passionate cross country running nations,” said European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov.
Italy will become the first country to have staged the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on four occasions after previous editions in Ferrara in 1998, San Giorgio su Legnano in 2006 and Chia in 2016.
The 2022 SPAR European Cross Country Championships will be held at the La Mandria Park, the second-largest enclosed park in Europe. All seven races are due to finish in the courtyard of the La Mandria Castle.