The European Athletics Championships is a biennial (from 2010) athletics event organised by the European Athletics Association.First held in 1934 in Turin, the Championships have taken place every four years, with a few exceptions. Since 2010, they have been organised every two years, and when they coincide with the Summer Olympics, the marathon and racewalking events are not contested. From 2018, European Championships not held in an Olympic year will form part of the European Championships, a new quadrennial multi-sport event designed and held by individual European sports federations.
Notes: ♂ – men, ♀ – women
|Edition||Year||City||Country||Dates||Venue||Events||Nations||Athletes||Top of the medal table|
|1||1934 ♂||Turin||7–9 September||Stadio Benito Mussolini||22||23||226|
|2||1938 ♂||Paris||3–5 September||Stade Olympique de Colombes||23||23||272|
|1938 ♀||Vienna||17–18 September||Praterstadion||9||14||80|
|3||1946||Oslo||22–25 August||Bislett stadion||33||20||353|
|4||1950||Brussels||23–27 August||Heysel Stadium||34||24||454|
|5||1954||Bern||25–29 August||Stadion Neufeld||35||28||686|
|6||1958||Stockholm||19–24 August||Stockholms Olympiastadion||36||26||626|
|7||1962||Belgrade||12–16 September||Stadion JNA||36||29||670|
|8||1966||Budapest||30 August – 4 September||Népstadion||36||30||769|
|9||1969||Athens||16–21 September||Karaïskákis Stadium||38||30||674|
|11||1974||Rome||2–8 September||Stadio Olimpico||39||29||745|
|12||1978||Prague||29 August – 3 September||Stadion Evžena Rošického||40||29||1004|
|13||1982||Athens||6–12 September||Olympiakó Stádio||41||29||756|
|15||1990||Split||26 August – 2 September||Stadion Poljud||43||33||952|
|20||2010||Barcelona||27 July – 1 August||Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys||47||50||1323|
|21||2012||Helsinki||27 June – 1 July||Olympiastadion||42||50||1230|
|23||2016||Amsterdam||6–10 July||Olympisch Stadion||46||50||1329|
|25||2020||Paris||26–30 August||Stade Sébastien Charléty||Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|
Updated after 2018 Championships.Former countries in italic.
|Totals (43 nations)||962||968||961||2891|
As of 2018, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino have yet to win a medal. Saar competed once in 1954 without winning a medal.
A total of 8 men and 11 women have won six or more medals at the competition.
A total of 12 men and 5 women have won four or more medals at one event.
|5||(3/2/0)||Igor Ter-Ovanesyan||1958–1971||Long jump|
|4||(4/0/0)||Jānis Lūsis||1962–1974||Javelin throw|
|4||(4/0/0)||Colin Jackson||1990–2002||110 m hurdles|
|4||(4/0/0)||Steve Backley||1990–2002||Javelin throw|
|4||(4/0/0)||Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad||2010–2018||3000 m steeplechase|
|4||(3/1/0)||Mohamed Farah||2006–2014||5000 m|
|4||(3/1/0)||Kevin Borlée||2010–2018||4 × 400 m|
|4||(3/0/1)||Adam Kszczot||2010–2018||800 m|
|4||(2/2/0)||Viktor Sanejev||1969–1978||Triple jump|
|4||(0/3/1)||Gerd Kanter||2002–2016||Discus throw|
|4||(0/2/2)||Alexander Kosenkow||2002–2014||4 × 100 m|
|4||(0/1/3)||Lothar Milde||1962–1971||Discus throw|
|5||(5/0/0)||Sandra Perković||2010–2018||Discus throw|
|5||(4/0/1)||Anita Włodarczyk||2010–2018||Hammer throw|
|4||(4/0/0)||Nadezhda Chizhova||1966–1974||Shot put|
|4||(4/0/0)||Heike Drechsler||1982–2002||Long jump|
|4||(1/1/2)||Linda Stahl||2010–2016||Javelin throw|
A total of 16 men and 11 women have at least 6 appearances. Updated after 2016 Championships.
|Jesús Ángel García||1994–2014|
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