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Birmingham secures 2026 European Athletics Championships

Laura Muir of Great Britain on her way to victory in the women's 1500m at the 2022 European Championships in Munich (by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

The UK will host the European Athletics Championships for the first time after hosting rights to the 2026 edition were awarded to the English city of Birmingham.

Working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and UK Sport, UK Athletics (UKA) had targeted Europe’s most prestigious European athletics competition, seven years on from staging the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

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