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Inside SSE Hydro | © Anir Pandit/Flickr
Inside SSE Hydro | © Anir Pandit/Flickr

A Guide to the 2018 European Athletic Championships in Glasgow

Picture of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist
Updated: 16 December 2017
The 2018 European Athletic Championships will be hosted by the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. Glasgow is home to a thriving capital that is pioneering the areas of sport, entrepreneurship and media.

Communities in the city will be buzzing with excitement in the summer of 2018 as the city embarks on welcoming athletes who will be showcasing a wide range of sports.

Expect to be dazzled by the amazing aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlons. The European Championships have been hosted in some of the most picturesque cities around the world such as Amsterdam, Zürich and Barcelona.

In addition to sports, Glasgow is a city home to great food, entertainment and a wealth of history and architecture to keep you busy. Many of the celebrations to mark the commencement of the 2018 European Championships will be held in George Square, right in the heart of the city centre. You can enjoy the array of shops and restaurants boasting a range of cuisines in and around George Square with an easy commute to other stations in Scotland.

There will be 50 countries competing from across Europe in this year’s Championships, in addition to 3,000 competing athletes, 11 venues and six sports. Glaswegians will be proud to have the Championships held in their hometown and the city often lights up with spectacular colours that mark the presence of the Championships in Glasgow.

If you are looking for something to do this summer, you may want to visit Glasgow and watch your favourite country or athlete compete for a chance of winning a medal at this prestigious and renowned event.

There will be events across the city of Glasgow in prestigious venues such as the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The sports will also encompass other scenic venues in Scotland including Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Strathclyde Country Park and Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails. Whilst you are in Glasgow, you can also enjoy the rich culture, heritage and history behind this much-loved city.