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Amsterdam to host 2016 European athletics championships

Friday 04 November 2011

The European 2016 outdoor athletics championships are to be held in Amsterdam, the European athletics federation in Helsinki announced on Friday.

Amsterdam beat off Istanbul and Spit to host the event. It is the first time the Dutch capital has hosted the outdoor games. The indoor championships took place in Rotterdam (1973) and The Hague (1989).

The games will be based around the stadium where the 1928 Olympic Games were held.

The city hopes the European championships will help boost its campaign to host the 2028 Olympics.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Championships like this are fine, but people who think it is a good idea to hold Olympics in small countries are out of their mind. The last time it happened was in Greece and that was mainly because of historic reasons. We don't need that many and that big stadiums.

By pepe | 4 November 2011 2:58 PM

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