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The Rome 2024 European Athletics Championships presented

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The Rome 2024 European Athletics Championships presented

The great event scheduled for 7 to 12 June was presented in the Capitol

The stars of great athletics are preparing to light up the sky of Rome. From 7 to 12 June the Olympic Stadium, the Foro Italico Park and the most iconic places in the city will be the setting for the Rome 2024 European Athletics Championships, officially presented today in the Aula Giulio Cesare in the Campidoglio.

The prestigious international sporting event, organized by the EuroRoma 2024 Foundation (participated by the Department for Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Lazio Region, Rome Capital, CONI, Sport and Health, FIDAL) and by European Athletics, returns to Italy in fifty minutes exactly years away from the last edition hosted in 1974, even then in the capital, and will precede the start of the athletics competitions at the Paris Olympic Games by fifty days.

In Rome the great athletics champions will perform for six consecutive days and will be the protagonists of a competition divided into 11 overall competition sessions and 24 different disciplines. There will be 141 medals up for grabs and, to date, almost 1600 athletes belonging to 47 European federations make up the preliminary list of registrations for the races, which will be completed by May 30th.

During the press conference the most important political-sports institutions spoke, including the Mayor of Rome Capital Roberto Gualtieri, the president of FIDAL and the EuroRoma 2024 Foundation Stefano Mei, the president of European Athletics Dobromir Karamarinov, the Head of the Department for the Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Flavio Siniscalchi, the president of CONI Giovanni Malagò, the president of the Italian Paralympic Committee Luca Pancalli, the president of Sport and Health Marco Mezzaroma, the councilor of Roma Capitale for Major Events, Sport, Tourism and Fashion Alessandro Onorato and the Lazio Region Councilor for the Environment, Sport, Climate Change, Energy Transition, Sustainability Elena Palazzo. A representation of athletes from the Italian national team also participated in the press conference, consisting of Antonella Palmisano, Massimo Stano, Mattia Furlani, Zaynab Dosso and Lorenzo Simonelli.

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“Fifty years after Pietro Mennea’s extraordinary victory at the Olympic Stadium, in the 1974 edition, the city is ready to relive those emotions and write another memorable page of sport together with the rest of the country. They will be six exciting days for a major international event for which Rome will be the stage”, said the Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri.

“From Gianmarco Tamberi to Marcell Jacobs, all the best Italian athletes will be present. Italian athletics is experiencing an extraordinary moment, confirmed by recent results, for a total of 17 Italian records in 9 different specialties in the last three weeks. The European Championships in Rome 2024 will be an opportunity to show the growth of our movement and the springboard towards the Paris Olympics”, declared the president of FIDAL and the EuroRoma 2024 Foundation Stefano Mei.

“We all eagerly await the return of our flagship event to one of sport’s most iconic venues, the Olympic Stadium. Together with the Paris Olympic Games and the European Football Championships, it will be an incredible year for all of European sport. We look forward to Rome 2024 becoming a moment of collective celebration for athletics in Europe,” added Dobromir Karamarinov, President of European Athletics.

“The European Championships in Rome, 50 years after the last edition hosted in our country, rewrite history and reward the international credibility of the Federation chaired by Stefano Mei, ideally celebrating the great results obtained by the entire movement in recent years, in the wake of sensational record obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Games”, highlighted CONI president Giovanni Malagò, who added: “The 2027 World Championships? We hope they arrive in our city.”

The President of the Italian Paralympic Committee Luca Pancalli underlined that “such a prestigious event brings to mind extraordinary pages of Italian sport. But the present of Italian athletics authorizes us to think big. A challenge within a challenge awaits us. Not only to confirm ourselves at high levels, but also to demonstrate that Rome and our country have what it takes to host major sporting events and transform them into opportunities for economic development and cultural and social growth.”

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“We are happy to host the European Athletics Championships at the Foro Italico and proud to have played an important operational role in the organization together with the EuroRoma2024 Foundation. We can’t wait to welcome athletes, enthusiasts and experience the emotions of great athletics in a renovated Foro Italico, from the Olympic Stadium to the Stadio dei Marmi passing through the village and the Medal Plaza for the awards ceremonies. Major events are a driving force for the economy, tourism and the growth of sports practice, and an opportunity to convey a strong message of promotion of sport and correct lifestyles”, said the president of Sport and Health Marco Mezzaroma.

“Being here demonstrates the enthusiasm and professionalism with which Rome is preparing to welcome this important and eagerly awaited event. I bring greetings from the Minister for Sport and Youth Andrea Abodi who strongly wanted to support it. These Championships are an opportunity extraordinary to increase not only the economic GDP but also the cultural GDP of our country. Let us continue together, with great enthusiasm and collaboration”, declared the Head of the Department for Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Flavio Siniscalchi.

According to the Councilor of Rome Capital Alessandro Onorato “they will be the most beautiful European Championships of recent years. The matches will be played not only in a renovated Olympic Stadium and in the stupendous Stadio dei Marmi restored to its former glory but also in the most iconic places of the city in the shadow of the most evocative monuments. Rome confirms itself as the Capital of sport and major events, which are increasingly a fundamental driving force for tourism”.

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“The European Athletics Championships represent a driving force for sports and tourism promotion, which is why the Lazio Region has given its support to the event. Meanwhile, athletics has already chosen the facilities in our region: Jacobs will be at the Guidobaldi in Rieti from May to prepare for the challenge and the public will be able to watch the training sessions. A way to all enter the European climate together”, said the Councilor of the Lazio Region Elena Palazzo.

The EuroRoma 2024 Foundation, in collaboration with DAO, marketing advisor of the event, has activated collaborations with leading national companies. To the current sponsors of the European Athletics Championships Rome 2024 – the Official Partners Spar, Euroins, Le Gruyère, Toyo Tires and Würth MODYF, the Preferred Suppliers Conica and Polanik and the Broadcaster Partner EBU-Eurovision – are added the Official Partners Unicredit (Main Partner of the Your Sport For Life project dedicated to schools), Fastweb, already provider for the telecommunications services of the Foro Italico Park, Frecciarossa, Official Train and Jersey Sponsor of the National Athletics Team, and the Official Suppliers Uliveto, Toyota, Net Integratori, Karhu and SGB Humangest Holding. The integrated communication plan will also be strengthened by the partnership with Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, which will guarantee media and editorial coverage until the end of Rome 2024. During the event a Fan Village will be set up in the Foro Italico Park for interaction between companies partners and audience of the event. Finally, for sponsors who wish to host customers and stakeholders, a Corporate Hospitality service is provided with the possibility of purchasing VIP Tickets and reserved boxes, including catering and hospitality services.

Tickets and season tickets to follow the Rome 2024 European Athletics Championships live are on sale on the Vivaticket platform (roma2024.vivaticket.it).

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