Rome picked to host track’s European Championships in 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Rome was picked on Tuesday to host track and field’s European Championships in 2024.

The European Athletics governing body said it chose Rome’s Stadio Olimpico over a rival bid from Katowice, Poland.

No dates were confirmed for the championships which are likely to be scheduled after the 2024 Paris Olympics close on Aug. 11.

The 2020 European Championships were due to be held in Paris from Aug. 26-30, three weeks after track and field events at the Tokyo Olympics. The Europeans were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic after the Olympics were postponed by one year.

The next European Championships will be staged in Munich in August 2022.

The Rome stadium staged the 1960 Summer Games track events, the 1974 Europeans and 1987 world championships, and the annual Golden Gala meeting on the Diamond League circuit.

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