The 2018 European Athletics Championships is held in Berlin, Germany, from 7 to 12 August 2018. Athletes from a total of 49 member federations of the European Athletics Association will compete at these Championships. On top of this a total of 30 athletes will complete as Authorised Neutral Athletes and 1 athlete will compete as part of Athlete Refugee Team.
Polytan Germany helped design one of the special features of this European Championship, a second sports venue in the city centre, on Breitscheidplatz to be more precise. Whilst the majority of events will take place in one of the most beautiful athletics stadiums in the world – the Olympiastadion Berlin, the opening and all medal presentations will take place at Breitscheidplatz.
This will be an innovation in the 84-year history of the European Athletics Championships, building a bridge between the stadium and Berlin’s city centre. Konstantin Krause, former athlete and current director of the European Mile, shared his comments on this event:
“There has never been anything like it. It is a courageous step in the right direction for athletics. The athletes, fans and officials are given a place where emotions can be lived and where everyone can really come together. Athletics is truly being brought to the people.”
And Polytan will be fostering this vision in a number of ways. We are supporting the “European Mile” project at Breitscheidplatz as an official supplier of the 2018 European Athletics Championships. Our blue Polytan track will really grab the spectators’ attention, framing the event area for the duration of the European Championships.