European Athletics News

Bukowiecki continues excellent recent form with 21.99m in Karpacz 12 September 2019

Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki amassed his third competition in excess of 21.90m in the space of a week in Karpacz on Thursday (12) evening.

Full coverage of The Match available to watch on demand 12 September 2019

Missed anything from The Match Europe v USA or want to watch it again? Full session replays are available on demand courtesy of Eurovision Sport’s All-Athletics platform here along with dedicated streams for all of the field events across the two days of competition.



President Hansen congratulates Team Europe on victory at The Match 11 September 2019

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen has congratulated Team Europe for a commanding victory at The Match Europe v USA in Minsk, Belarus on 9-10 September.

Team Europe triumph at the first instalment of The Match 10 September 2019

The standings were finely balanced after the first day of competition in Minsk but Team Europe ran out commanding winners on the second and final day of The Match Europe v USA. 

Team Europe amass a narrow lead after day one of The Match 10 September 2019

Team Europe might have only taken six individual victories on the first day of The Match Europe v USA in Minsk on Monday (9) but the home contingent has amassed a lead - albeit a slender one over the Americans - heading into the second day.

More than 100 hours of worldwide televised coverage of The Match 09 September 2019

At least 16 international broadcasters will be televising the inaugural edition of The Match Europe v USA in Minsk, Belarus on 9-10 September.

The Match Europe v USA pre-event press conference highlights 08 September 2019

Team Europe ambassadors Thomas Rohler and Ekaterini Stefanidi and Team USA captains Brittney Reese and Darrell Hill were among the athletes who attended the pre-event press conference for The Match Europe v USA in Minsk on 9-10 September.


President Hansen: “The Match is a really historic event” 08 September 2019

Ahead of the first chapter of The Match Europe v USA, some of the politicians and leading athletes from both Team Europe and Team USA spoke of their excitement of the much-awaited fixture which takes place at the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium in Minsk, Belarus on 9-10 September.

Warholm and Klosterhalfen voted European Athletes of the Month for August 2019 08 September 2019

More than 34,000 votes were cast on social media across the voting period and Karsten Warholm from Norway and Konstanze Klosterhalfen from Germany were both voted European Athletes of the Month for August.

What the athletes are saying about The Match 08 September 2019

The second of the Diamond League finals drew to a close in Brussels on Friday (6) evening which means there is only one major fixture on the calendar between now and the IAAF World Championships in Doha. 

Packed programme looks at future race management strategies in Prague 08 September 2019

The second day of the 2019 European Running Business Conference saw a hugely varied programme but before the serious business of attending presentations and being involved in workshops got underway, many of the participants practised what they preached in terms of running promoting a healthy lifestyle and took to the streets of Prague for a morning run.

Team Europe and Team USA ready to clash in the first chapter of The Match 07 September 2019

Team Europe and Team USA will clash over two days of competition in Minsk, Belarus on 9-10 September at the inaugural edition of The Match Europe v USA which will be streamed live through the European Athletics website courtesy of European Athletics' International Partner Eurovision Sport.

Seven Hills wins the European Race of the Year award at the #ERBC2019 07 September 2019

The second European Running Business Conference saw more than 350 participants from 55 different countries gather in the Czech capital Prague for the opening sessions of the three-day event, which followed on from the hugely successful inaugural edition in Frankfurt, Germany two years ago.

Cienfuegos breaks Spanish hammer record again in Andujar 07 September 2019

The headlines around the world will doubtless be grabbed by Yulimar Rojas’ massive 15.41m triple jump, the Venezuelan producing the second-best mark ever, but local athletics fans were thrilled by yet another Spanish hammer record from Javier Cienfurgos at the Memorial Francisco Ramón Higueras in Andujar on Friday evening.

Asher-Smith sprints to one of seven European victories in Brussels 06 September 2019

Treble European champion Dina Asher-Smith is already being tipped to win the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Doha which begin later this month but the Brit will also be a very significant factor in the 100m, particularly after an excellent win in the Brussels Diamond League on Friday (6) night.

Three weeks to Doha for Mondo and Europe's top athletes 06 September 2019

With just three weeks to go to the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019, the countdown is on for Europe’s top athletes as they seek global glory.

Herman to follow in her coach's footsteps at The Match 06 September 2019

A Soviet hurdler by the name of Viktor Myasnikov finished second in the 110m hurdles at the USA v USSR International in Berkeley, California in 1978 and his protégé Elvira Herman has aspirations of matching - or even surpassing - that performance in the 100m hurdles in Minsk on 9-10 September.

Folorunso overcomes barriers on and off the track to qualify for Team Europe 05 September 2019

“Challenging, changing, interesting” is how Italian 400m hurdler Ayomide Folorunso has described the last eight months ahead of The Match Europe v USA in Minsk on 9-10 September.

Lisbon to stage the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in 2019 05 September 2019

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon will be staging this year’s edition of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on 8 December.

Carro: "It is a huge honour to be part of Team Europe at The Match" 05 September 2019

Continental athletics fans are still waiting for its first man to go under eight minutes for the 3000m steeplechase but after Fernando Carro’s exploits at the recent IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, for the first time in a few years that target has come back into view albeit, and realistically, at a distance.

Voting is open for European Athlete of the Month: August 2019 04 September 2019

The men's and women's European Athlete of the Month voting for August is now open across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Five anticipated highlights with five days to go until The Match 04 September 2019

Ahead of The Match on 9-10 September, we take a look at some of the most highly anticipated events at the inaugural competition which takes place in Minsk, Belarus.

Lalova-Collio lands a sprint double at the Balkan Championships 04 September 2019

Ivet Lalova-Collio rolled back the years by taking a sprint double with fast times in both finals at the Balkan Championships in Pravets, Bulgaria on 2-3 September.

Perkovic returns to form ahead of The Match with 67.78m in Zagreb 03 September 2019

Olympic champions Sandra Perkovic and Sara Kolak fittingly stole the show at the Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb on Tuesday (3) night in fine style in front of their home crowd.

Krause kicks to a world best in the 2000m steeplechase in Berlin 02 September 2019

Some of the home stars of last year’s European Championships in Berlin were once again in victorious form at the ISTAF in front of a crowd of 40,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium.

Sprunger and Kambundji victorious on home soil in Bellinzona 02 September 2019

A European outdoor champion last year, a European indoor champion this year – Lea Sprunger knows all about making it to the top of the podium.

Chemtai Salpeter smashes European 10km record with 30:05 in Tilburg 01 September 2019

European 10,000m champion Lonah Chemtai Salpeter from Israel added another accolade to her already significant list by breaking Paula Radcliffe’s European 10km record in Tilburg.

Shortlist for inaugural European Race of the Year Award revealed 30 August 2019

With one week to go until the European Running Business Conference takes place in Prague from 6-8 September, the five shortlisted races for the inaugural European Race of the Year Award can now be revealed.

Warholm runs second fastest 400m hurdles ever with 46.92 in Zurich 29 August 2019

Karsten Warholm became the first European to run under 47 seconds for the 400m hurdles as he stopped the clock in a continental record 46.92 at the IAAF Diamond League final on Thursday.

Ticket sales for Paris 2020 to go on sale to public in October 29 August 2019

A sold out edition of the IAAF Diamond League at the Charlety Stadium in Paris on Saturday (24) marked the one year countdown until the Opening Ceremony for the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships which takes place in the very same stadium.