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.

Saturday, 11 August

British Open winner Georgia Hall is involved 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 British Open champion Georgia Hall among their number.

12:30 – 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.

13:00 – Gymnastics: Men's team final

Great Britain, with double Olympic champion Max Whitlock in their line-up, will need to overcome two-time reigning champions Russia if they are to win gold. Whitlock and three of his four team-mates (Courtney Tulloch, James Hall and Dominick Cunningham) won Commonwealth gold for England in April.

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. Britain have a strong squad in Glasgow, despite Alistair Brownlee's decision not to compete.

19:05 – Athletics: Women's long jump final

For the first time in 49 years Britain have three women in the European long jump final – world leader Lorraine Ugen, 2015 World Championships silver medallist Shara Proctor and 2016 European silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers.

19:45 – Athletics: Women's 200m final

Britain's 100m champion Dina Asher-Smith is looking to complete the sprint double – she's the reigning champion and comfortably won her semi-final on Friday.

Dafne Schippers, the two-time reigning world champion who won 100m bronze in Berlin, also won her semi-final. British champion Beth Dobbin and Bianca Williams have also made the final.

20:30 & 20:50 – Athletics: 4x400m relay finals

Britain are the reigning men's world and European bronze medallists and, despite being without individual champion Matthew Hudson-Smith, set a European leading time to win Friday's heat. Belgium won gold at the 2016 European Championships with a team that included brothers Kevin, Dylan and Jonathan Borlee.

Britain's women are the reigning European champions and World Championships silver medallists. They finished second in Friday's heat and could potentially make changes for the final.

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.

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.