DLV, Berlin Submit Bid To Host The 2018 European Athletics Championships
The German Athletics Association (DLV) and the city-state of Berlin "have submitted their application to host the European Championships in '18," according to the SID. DLV General Secretary Frank Hensel "has handed over the application documents to European Athletics Association President Hansjörg Wirtz on Tuesday." Wirtz said, "We are very happy that Berlin has offered us the chance to continue the track and field tradition. We will inspect the application and then start the evaluation phase." The 2018 European Championships "will be awarded on Nov. 2 at the EAA exec committee" meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. Berlin hosted the 2009 World Championships. The last European Championships on German soil took place in Munich in '02 (SID, 2/19).