Prague to Host 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships

By Community | May 5, 2012

Prague will host the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships after the Czech capital was selected ahead of Istanbul.

 

European Athletics awarded the rights for the 33rd edition of the event at their 132nd Council meeting held in today Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

The Czech Athletics Federation conducted their presentation to host the championships after Istanbul, the only other candidate city, had made their bid.

 

Hansjörg Wirz, President of the European Athletics Council said: “We are very pleased to confirm that Prague will be the hosts of the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2015.”

 

Libor Varhanik, the Czech Athletics Federation’s President, said to the Council: “Thank you very much for putting your trust in us, and we welcome you all to Prague in 2015.”


In 1967 Prague hosted a forerunner of the European Athletics Indoor Championships before it staged the outdoor event in 1978.

 

The 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden between March 1-3.