From Inside the Games
Rome will host the 2024 European Athletics Championships. It will be the second time that the historic city has hosted the meet. The Italian capital previously hosted the event 1974. It will be half a century between the two events.
European Athletics decided to give Rome the hosting rights during its three-day council meeting, which started today.
Fellow Italian city Turin also hosted the inaugural European Championships in 1934.
The Stadio Olimpico is set to host the majority of events, although the Vatican has been tipped to stage the start and finish of the half-marathon.
The shot put could be held in front of the Colosseum.
Rome was chosen over Katowice-Silesia in Poland, which has never hosted the meet.
Both candidates were able to make online presentations of their bids during the council meeting.
“We are very pleased to announce that Rome will be hosting the 2024 European Athletics Championships and we would like to thank Katowice-Silesia for their excellent bid as well,” European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov said.
“Italy has already demonstrated they are capable of staging excellent athletics championships across all age-groups and I am sure that athletes and fans alike will look forward to travelling to Rome in 2024.”
Hosts will also be confirmed for the 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships and 2023 European Athletics Under-23 Championships over the coming days.