Glasgow 2018’s Hartley to join European Championships Management

Colin Hartley, the championships director at the 2018 European Championships held in Glasgow, is to join European Championships Management, the organisation that developed the new quadrennial multi-sport concept.

He will move to ECM in November as event director, bringing to an end his 17-year career at Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life, the charity that delivers the Scottish city’s cultural and sporting activities.

Hartley has been head of events at Glasgow Life since his duties as championships director for last year’s multi-sports event came to an end.

He was also championships director at the 2015 FIG World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow and head of festival operations during Glasgow’s hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The 2018 European Championships were made up of continental events in aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon in Glasgow and the surrounding area, while athletics was staged in Berlin. The new concept, which was the brainchild of Paul Bristow and Marc Jörg at ECM, received widespread praise.

A host for the 2022 European Championships has yet to be named but Munich has already revealed its intention to bid for the event and Swedish cities have also registered an interest.

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