European Athletics Team Championships are just a month away!

  • 29 April 2021
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Exactly in 30 days, in the Silesian Stadium, the Polish team in athletics will defend the title of the European Team Champion. Eight of the best European teams will compete for the gold medal. The event will be broadcast on TVP Sport. 

The European Athletics Team Championships is one of the biggest and most important athletics events to be held on the Old Continent this year. It will be hosted by the Silesian Stadium, the National Athletics Stadium, and the event will be held on May 29-30.

– I am proud to say that the European Athletics Team Championships has established itself, after its inauguration in 2009 when it took over from the European Cup, as the world’s premier team competition between nations. I feel sure that this latest edition of these Championships will only add to the event’s lustre and prestigious reputation. This event is also an important stepping stone on route to the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this summer and this Super League contest will grab the attention of athletics fans everywhere, not just in Europe but around the world – Dobromir Karamarinov, European Athletics Interim President, says.

The broadcast of the event will be available on TVP Sport, on May 29 from 15.30-19.15, and on May 30 from 13.00-16.15.

During the two-day competition, eight teams from Europe will compete for the championship title, including France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine and Poland, which stood on top step of the podium during the last edition of the competition in 2019.

Teams will compete in the following disciplines: hammer throw, discus throw, javelin throw, shot put, pole vault, high jump, long jump, triple jump, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m, 100 m, 110 m, 400 m hurdles, 3000 m hurdles and 4×100 m and 4×400 m relays.

https://twitter.com/dme_silesia2021The most important information about the event can be followed on the official website dedicated to the event www.silesia21.pl. A minute-by-minute schedule of the event, interesting facts related to individual competitions and the venue itself can be found on the event’s social media profile (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). We encourage you to follow the feeds both before and during the competition. In addition to live coverage, there will be also contests with attractive prizes for the viewers.

– The Śląskie Province will once again host such a prestigious event as the European Athletics Team Championships with the participation of Europe’s elite athletes. The Silesian Stadium has enormous potential, and we are making every effort to use it effectively and show that we are a competitive venue on the international arena, ready to host championships of the highest rankJakub Chełstowski, Marshal of the Śląskie Province, says.

It is worth mentioning that the host of the event, the Silesian Stadium, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. From the beginning of its existence it has been a multifunctional facility, serving various sports disciplines. Over the years it has hosted the country’s biggest football, athletics, speedway, cycling, entertainment and music events. It is here that the history of Polish sport was written, and here that excellent, still unbeaten records were broken. Currently, the Silesian Stadium is the most modern and largest athletics facility in Poland, one of the best adapted football arenas in the country and the largest music stage in this part of Europe.

Undoubtedly, athletics reigns supreme at the Silesian Stadium this year. I am glad that this is the way the National Athletics Stadium will celebrate its 65th anniversary. We could not dream of a better scenario for the celebration of this special anniversary. We need to keep our fingers crossed for our team and hope they will stand on the top step of the podium again Jan Widera, President of the Silesian Stadium, adds.

The National Partner of the European Athletics Team Championships Silesia 2021 is PKN ORLEN. The Partner of the European Athletics Team Championships Silesia 2021 is Totalizator Sportowy, owner of the LOTTO brand.

Stadion Śląski Sp. z o.o.

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