|8th European Athletics Championships|
|Dates||30 August – 4 September 1966|
|Host city||Budapest, Hungary|
|Participation||769 athletes from |
The 8th European Athletics Championships were held from 30 August to 4 September 1966 in the Nép Stadium in Budapest, Hungary. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.
A new IAAF ruling was applied for the first time making gender verification for female events mandatory. As a consequence, all women competitors were forced to have a sex check. Several of the greatest women athletes missed this year's championships, among them world record holders Iolanda Balaș (high jump) from Romania, as well as Tamara Press (shot put) and Tatyana Shchelkanova (long jump), both from the Soviet Union.
Complete results were published.
|100 metres||Wiesław Maniak (POL)||10.5||Roger Bambuck (FRA)||10.5||Claude Piquemal (FRA)||10.5|
|200 metres||Roger Bambuck (FRA)||20.9||Marian Dudziak (POL)||21.0||Jean-Claude Nallet (FRA)||21.0|
|400 metres||Stanisław Grędziński (POL)||46.0||Andrzej Badeński (POL)||46.2||Manfred Kinder (FRG)||46.3|
|800 metres||Manfred Matuschewski (GDR)||1:45.9 CR||Franz-Josef Kemper (FRG)||1:46.0||Bodo Tümmler (FRG)||1:46.3|
|1500 metres||Bodo Tümmler (FRG)||3:41.9||Michel Jazy (FRA)||3:42.2||Harald Norpoth (FRG)||3:42.4|
|5000 metres||Michel Jazy (FRA)||13:42.8 CR||Harald Norpoth (FRG)||13:44.0||Bernd Diessner (GDR)||13:47.8|
|10,000 metres||Jürgen Haase (GDR)||28:26.0 CR||Lajos Mecser (HUN)||28:27.0||Leonid Mikitenko (URS)||28:32.2|
|110 metres hurdles||Eddy Ottoz (ITA)||13.7 =CR||Hinrich John (FRG)||14.0||Marcel Duriez (FRA)||14.0|
|400 metres hurdles||Roberto Frinolli (ITA)||49.8||Gerd Lossdorfer (FRG)||50.3||Robert Poirier (FRA)||50.5|
|3000 metres steeplechase||Viktor Kudinskiy (URS)||8:26.6 CR||Anatoliy Kuryan (URS)||8:28.0||Gaston Roelants (BEL)||8:28.0|
|4 × 100 metres relay|| France |
|39.4 CR|| Soviet Union |
|39.8|| West Germany |
|4 × 400 metres relay|| Poland |
|3:04.5 CR|| West Germany |
|3:04.8|| East Germany |
|Marathon||Jim Hogan (GBR)||2:20:04.6||Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL)||2:21:43.6||Gyula Tóth (HUN)||2:22:02.0|
|20 kilometres walk||Dieter Lindner (GDR)||1:29:25.0 CR||Vladimir Golubnichiy (URS)||1:30:06.0||Nikolay Smaga (URS)||1:30:18.0|
|50 kilometres walk||Abdon Pamich (ITA)||4:18:42.0||Genhady Agapov (URS)||4:20:01.2||Oleksandr Shcherbyna (URS)||4:20:47.2|
|High jump||Jacques Madubost (FRA)||2.12 m||Robert Sainte-Rose (FRA)||2.12 m||Valeriy Skvortsov (URS)||2.09 m|
|Pole vault||Wolfgang Nordwig (GDR)||5.10 m CR||Christos Papanikolaou (GRE)||5.05 m||Hervé d'Encausse (FRA)||5.00 m|
|Long jump||Lynn Davies (GBR)||7.98 m CR||Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)||7.88 m||Jean Cochard (FRA)||7.88 m|
|Triple jump||Georgi Stoykovski (BUL)||16.67 m CR||Hans-Jürgen Rückborn (GDR)||16.66 m||Henrik Kalocsai (HUN)||16.59 m|
|Shot put||Vilmos Varjú (HUN)||19.43 m CR||Nikolay Karasev (URS)||18.82 m||Władysław Komar (POL)||18.68 m|
|Discus throw||Detlef Thorith (GDR)||57.42 m CR||Hartmut Losch (GDR)||57.34 m||Lothar Milde (GDR)||56.80 m|
|Javelin throw||Jānis Lūsis (URS)||84.48 m CR||Władysław Nikiciuk (POL)||81.76 m||Gergely Kulcsár (HUN)||80.54 m|
|Hammer throw||Romuald Klim (URS)||70.02 m CR||Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN)||68.62 m||Uwe Beyer (FRG)||67.28 m|
|Decathlon||Werner von Moltke (FRG)||7740 pts||Jörg Mattheis (FRG)||7614 pts||Horst Beyer (FRG)||7562 pts|
|Ewa Kłobukowska (POL)||11.5||Irena Kirszenstein (POL)||11.5||Karin Frisch (FRG)||11.8|
|200 metres||Irena Kirszenstein (POL)||23.1 CR||Ewa Kłobukowska (POL)||23.4||Vera Popkova (URS)||23.7|
|400 metres||Anna Chmelková (TCH)||52.9 CR||Antónia Munkácsi (HUN)||52.9||Monique Noirot (FRA)||54.0|
|800 metres||Vera Nikolić (YUG)||2:02.8 =CR||Zsuzsa Szabóné Nagy (HUN)||2:03.1||Antje Gleichfeld (FRG)||2:03.7|
|80 metres hurdles||Karin Balzer (GDR)||10.7||Karin Frisch (FRG)||10.7||Elzbieta Bednarek (POL)||10.7|
|4 × 100 metres relay|| Poland |
|44.4 CR|| West Germany |
|44.5|| Soviet Union |
|High jump||Taisia Chenchik (URS)||1.75 m||Ludmila Komleva (URS)||1.73 m||Jarosława Bieda (POL)||1.71 m|
|Long jump||Irena Kirszenstein (POL)||6.55 m CR||Diana Yorgova (BUL)||6.45 m||Helga Hoffmann (FRG)||6.38 m|
|Shot put||Nadezhda Chizhova (URS)||17.22 m||Margitta Gummel (GDR)||17.05 m||Marita Lange (GDR)||16.96 m|
|Discus throw||Christine Spielberg (GDR)||57.76 m CR||Liesel Westermann (FRG)||57.38 m||Anita Hentschel (GDR)||56.80 m|
|Javelin throw||Marion Lüttge (GDR)||58.74 m CR||Mihaela Peneş (ROM)||56.94 m||Valentina Popova (URS)||56.70 m|
|Pentathlon||Valentina Tikhomirova (URS)||4787 pts||Heide Rosendahl (FRG)||4765 pts||Inge Exner (GDR)||4713 pts|
|1||East Germany (GDR)||8||3||6||17|
|3||Soviet Union (URS)||5||7||7||19|
|5||West Germany (FRG)||3||10||9||22|
|7||Great Britain (GBR)||2||0||0||2|
|Totals (14 nations)||36||36||36||108|
According to an unofficial count, 770 athletes from 29 countries participated in the event, one athletes more than the official number of 769 and one country less than the official number of 30 as published.
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