European Championships – day-by-day guide & how to follow on the BBC

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Laura Kenny, Adam Peaty, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Max Whitlock are all competing for Great Britain

2018 European Championships on the BBC
Hosts: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.

The BBC has live coverage of the inaugural European Championships from 2-12 August in Glasgow and Berlin.

The first edition of the new multi-sport competition will have more than 4,500 athletes competing in seven sports for 187 gold medals.

Aquatics events, rowing, gymnastics, cycling, triathlon and golf take place in Glasgow, while Berlin hosts athletics.

How to follow on the BBC

There's live TV coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TVs, online and the BBC Sport app. There is also extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra.

Live action will be available in the UK via mobile, tablet and desktop, with highlights of key events clipped up to download each day.

Key events and coverage times

All times BST. Event and coverage times are subject to late changes. The BBC is not responsible for any that may be made.

Friday, 10 August

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears are the current Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions in 3m springboard diving

Gold medals: 12 in diving, triathlon and athletics.

13.30 – Diving: Men's synchro 3m springboard

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears are the reigning Olympic champions and successfully defended their Commonwealth title earlier this year. Now they're looking to regain the European title they won in 2016.

16:00 – Men's triathlon

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is aiming for his fourth European men's triathlon title, although he has endured an injury-hot season.

19.20 – Athletics: Women's heptathlon, 800m (final event)

For Katarina Johnson-Thompson, victory in Berlin would make 2018 a triple celebration after world indoor gold in March and the Commonwealth title in Australia in April. But after winning Olympic gold in 2016 and the world title last year, Belgium's Nafi Thiam is bidding to complete the outdoor major championship set.

20:05 – Athletics – men's 400m

Matt Hudson-Smith goes in the final of the men's 400m – he is the fastest man in the field this year.

20:20 -Athletics – Women's 800m

Two-time champion Lynsey Sharp, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Adelle Tracey will battle for medals.

20:35 – Athletics: Men's 110m hurdles

Andrew Pozzi will attempt to add the outdoor European 110m hurdles title to the world indoor crown he won in Birmingham in March.

Network coverage: 09:00-13:45, BBC Two; 13:45-17:15, BBC One; 17:15-21:00, BBC Two.

Further coverage: 09:15-12:00 & 20:00-21:00, BBC Red Button & 08:05-22:00, uninterrupted coverage on Connected TV and online.

Saturday, 11 August

British Open winner Georgia Hall is involved is playing in the mixed team event

Gold medals: 19 in athletics, cycling, swimming, gymnastics, diving, golf, triathlon and athletics.

10:15-18:15 – Golf: Mixed team event

The famous Gleneagles golf course offers a glimpse into the future with a mixed team gold medal on offer with teams of two men and two women joining forces on the PGA Centenary Course. Britain look a good bet to challenge given they have four-time major winner Laura Davies and 2017's European number one Georgia Hall among their number.

17:35 – Triathlon: Mixed team relay

Great Britain failed to finish on the podium for the first time in four editions of the European Championships last summer. This time British Triathlon has selected a high-class squad, and the signs look good for a return to form in Glasgow.

21:50 – Cycling: Women's BMX finals

Britain's Beth Shriever is hoping to turn world junior gold in 2017 into a spot on a senior podium in Glasgow. Shriever will take confidence from a senior victory in May's UCI BMX World Cup series round in Zolder. However, she is up against Dutch sisters Laura and Merel Smulders, who took a one-two at June's World Championships in Baku.

Network coverage: 09:00-13:15, BBC Two; 13:15-16:30, BBC One; 16:30-17:30, BBC Two; 17:30-21:00, BBC One

Radio coverage: 19:30-21:00, BBC Radio 5 live

Further coverage: 08:00-22:00, golf, diving and open water swimming, BBC Red Button & 08:00-22:00, uninterrupted coverage on Connected TV and online.

Sunday, 12 August

Max Whitlock is hoping to go one better than his shock Commonwealth Games silver in the men's pommel horse

Gold medals: 25 in athletics, diving, swimming, golf, cycling, gymnastics and athletics.

12:00 – Cycling: Men's road race

Mark Cavendish heads to Glasgow looking to salvage a major title after his 2018 Tour de France ended early, and without an addition to his 30 stage wins. The Tour carried on and three-time world champion Peter Sagan continued his sprinting dominance – the Slovak claiming three stage victories and a sixth green jersey. If Sagan has recovered from a high-speed crash on stage 17 he'll be a tough man to beat on the streets of Glasgow.

15:00 – Gymnastics: Men's pommel horse

Olympic and world champion Max Whitlock will be aiming to reclaim the European title – and in the process gain revenge for the shock defeat he suffered at the Commonwealth Games, where he was pipped to the gold by Irish teenager Rhys McClenaghan.

19:00 – Athletics: Women's 1500m

After an Achilles injury ended her chances of doubling up over 800m and 1500m, this is Laura Muir's sole shot at European glory. The Briton has already celebrated academic success this year – she is now a qualified vet.

But Berlin is all about her first senior triumph on an outdoor track, with all her major medals so far coming indoors.

Network coverage: 08:00-13:15, BBC Two; 13:15-17:00, BBC One; 17:00-18:30, BBC Two; 18:30-21:00, BBC One

Radio coverage: 19:30-20:30, BBC Radio 5 live

Further coverage: 07:30-21:00, golf, diving, open water swimming and road cycling, BBC Red Button & 07:30-21:00, uninterrupted coverage on Connected TV and online.

National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible. Please check your local listings for more detailed information.

Online coverage

In the UK, you'll be able to watch the coverage on your mobile, tablet and desktop because all the television action will be streamed on these devices.


You can view all our TV and Red Button broadcasts as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.