European Championships Heading For Success
In ten months and six days the starting gun will be fired for the European Championships in Munich on 06. August 2002. And the interest in the most important athletics meeting of next year is – despite all the gloomy predictions – absolutely enormous. A European Championship at home is still something special, both for the athletes and the fans.
Although a traditionally quiet time commences for track-and-field sports in the autumn and winter months, in Munich, however, work on making the championships a success continues. For example, a large-scale Christmas action for athletics clubs starts in October; they can obtain interesting discounts by making group orders. A further focal point will be the ticket sales by prominent personalities who then donate their championship tickets to a charity organisation. But the promotion team will not be hibernating either but sets its main emphasis on the neighbouring countries of Austria and Switzerland, for at the end of the winter, the indoor European championships take place in Vienna "And then the hectic phase starts at the end of which the 18th European Championships in Athletics should take place in a full Olympic Stadium in a unique atmosphere. We wish to experience the championships as a big festival event that includes a fun supporting programme in the whole Olympic Park," said Wilfrid Spronk.