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The respective Championships of Europe of the four new sports will join the Athletic, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon to complete the event which will take place from Thursday 11 to Sunday 21 August 2022.
Aleksandar Boričić, President of the European Confederation of Volleyball (CEV) stated: “it Is great news for the whole family to the Beach Volleyball that we have reached an agreement for the next European to play in the European Championships in Munich. Germany has been a powerhouse in Beach Volleyball for many years, making history by being the first european team in getting a gold medal in the Olympic Games and World championships. The event, in a city so iconic, vibrant and cosmopolitan as Munich provide the ideal scenario for many more people to enjoy a sport, a fresh, highly entertaining and dynamic, inspiring the next generation of players and raising the popularity of Beach Volleyball to a record level. It is an incredible opportunity.
We feel privileged to be able to share this exciting journey with colleagues and friends from many other sports, especially following the enormous success achieved by the first European Championships, held in 2018 in Glasgow and Berlin.”
Albert Woods OBE, President of the European Association of Canoe (ACE) , said: “I Am delighted that the modality of canoeing in calm waters is included in the European Championships in 2022 in Munich. It will be a great european championship for us, and also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Munich 1972 Olympic Games. I’m sure it will be a multi-sport event well organized, and on behalf of all the sport of canoeing seems to me a great honor to be a part of the European Championships”.
Ronald Kramer, President of the European Union Table Tennis ETTU) , said: “from the first time that we hear talk of these championships and, later, during, and after the first European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin in 2018, we were captured by the philosophy and the objectives of these championships. It fits perfectly with the ambition of the ETTU to attract more attention to our sport in Europe, the birth place of the historic and the continent’s most active in the world of Table Tennis. Be part of the EC2022 provides Table Tennis a great platform to organize our European Championships within a multi-sport event, which involves best opportunities to promote our sport in Europe . Not only are we very excited about our participation, but we are also honored to be a part of this select group of sports, celebrating the European Championships in 2022 in Munich, and in addition do so in a country with a long history in Table Tennis, with competitions of high level, with a large number of athletes and spectators. The vast experience of Germany in the organization of events of Table Tennis at the global level will certainly contribute to the success of the event. There is still much to be done, but I am more than sure that the ETTU will be able to meet the high expectations. We look forward with great interest to participate actively in the preparatory work and to show the best of our sport in Munich in August of 2022″.
Marco Maria Scolaris, President of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) , said: “In these difficult times, we are proud to be welcome in a big event as the European Championships of 2022. Achieve to be in such an event, in Munich, is a recognition to the IFSC and the work we have done over the years. This achievement encourages the IFSC to continue with his project of reorganization of their Tips, for the development of the sport. After the inclusion in the Asian Games in 2018, now also in Europe we are going to another level. Finally, I must thank the leadership of the European Championship and the city of Munich for his confidence. For our part, I want to congratulate the president of the European Council of the IFSC, Wolfgang Wabel, for their commitment, and the German Alpine Club for their support.”
The Championships of Europe of Swimming and Golf , which formed part of the European Championships, in 2018, will not be part of the multi-sport event in Munich 2022.
Close to 4,400 athletes from 50 countries will compete in nine sports for a medal in the 158 events that make up the European Championships of 2022. The Olympic Park of Munich will be an important symbol of sustainability coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Games of Summer of 1972, and its flagship site will become the heart of the second edition of the European Championships. The majority of the events and activities will take place in the park and its surroundings to create an extraordinary atmosphere of festival that allows athletes from different sports to experience the event together and visitors can enjoy multiple events.
The European Championships are a unique event for 11 days with a global projection by bringing the continental championships individual existing of its nine sports in an event coordinated, which is held every four years. The Championship has a central time, a table of general classification by countries, with a brand image uniform and which will have a live coverage on the global.
Munich 2022 will be the second Championship after the successful first edition of the European Championships, in 2018, in which Glasgow and Berlin brilliantly organized seven European Championships with 13 disciplines, providing a unique platform to elevate to the Champions of Europe. A television audience of more than 1,400 million people from 44 countries of Europe and the world lived with the intensity of this first edition through the open channels that are part of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and its partners.