European Athletics awards 2010 SPAR European Team Championships to Bergen

Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen, competing here in Bergen in June, is set to return to the city next year after it was awarded the right to host the 2010 SPAR European Team Championships. Photo: www.european-athletics.org,

Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen, competing here in Bergen in June, is set to return to the city next year after it was awarded the right to host the 2010 SPAR European Team Championships. Photo: www.european-athletics.org,

On Aug. 18, European Athletics announced that Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, will host the 2010 SPAR European Team Championships.

Following its success in hosting the European Team Championships First League in June, Bergen was considered the outstanding candidate to organise the SPAR-sponsored Super League.

European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz said, “Bergen has proved beyond doubt its ability to host such a prestigious event by producing such an excellent European Team Championships First League in June this year. “I am extremely excited that this fantastic city, which is in a country so passionate about track and field, has the chance to host one of European Athletics’ major events and I am confident it will be a resounding success.”

The Bergen bid was backed by strong support from the city authorities as well as by Norwegian national television broadcaster NRK.

The 2010 SPAR European Team Championships are scheduled for the third weekend in June.

Source: European-athletics.org

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