The European Athletics Team Championships is the third equivalent competition arranged in Vaasa. The city has previously hosted the European Cup, as the competition was called earlier, in 2001 and 2007.
- A lot of things have changed since 2001. Now we have carefully planned dramaturgy so that the audience will be able to follow the best moments one by one. There will be no top achievements happening simultaneously", says Ingemar Sundelin, Chairman of Local Organising Committee.
- You can also find some news in the competition rules, such as the sprint and hurdles trial heats will happen on Friday (23rd June). Another new element is that the European Athletics (EA) association wanted that the 1st League is arranged in the same way as the Super League. EA will, among other things, bring their own system for result service.
In the Team European Championships men and women compete in one common team. The top three teams from the competition in Vaasa will rise to compete next time in the Super League. There will be an exciting competition between the Nordic countries when Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark will meet at Karl's Stadium in Vaasa. In addition also the teams from Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Portugal, Rumania, Switzerland, Turkey and Estonia will compete. The arrangements are organized by the local sports club Vasa IS. According to Sundelin all the local sports clubs have been invited to take part in the arrangements. During the days of the competition the arranging organisation will consist of about 450 people.
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