As the foremost indoor event for track and field stars from all over the continent, European Athletics Championships Tickets are keenly contested, almost as much so as the events in the stadium. Without the Americans, Africans and West Indians competing, this championship represents a chance for some athletes who might be off the pace in Olympic year to try and get some medals for the trophy cabinet at home. For this reason, many of the elite athlets set up their training schedules so that they reach a peak for this event every other year.
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Because it is an indoor event, both you and the athletes can be sure that meteorological factors such as wind speed and rain will not have a bearing on their PBs, and you'd better believe that you'll see plenty of national records tumbling on the day you have tickets for. A full programme of track and field events is laid on with the normal indoor tweaks (including for example, the 60 metres instead of 100 metres sprint). The action takes place in a different country each year, so a partisan crowd may help the local favourite shave a second off her time or add a few cm to his throw. However, with you in the crowd, your own favourites will also have some much needed support far away from home. The middle distance events have a history of being particularly thrilling at this championships; without the African pacemakers, the european athletes are free to come up with their own tactics within the team and this has led to some dramatic races over previous stagings of the event. Field athletes also appreciate the homogeneity of environment meaning that the cage and pits are always in immaculate condition throughout the event. Organisers also stagger timings in a way that is impossible for equivalent outdoor meetings, minimising detrimental effects of two events (or more) happening at the same time.
Will you be there when someone makes history?
Since its inception in 1970, replacing the previous European Indoor Games, no fewer than 22 world records have fallen, which is quite a strike rate when considering that only one continent is eligible to compete. It is unlikely that anyone will ever come close to the Czech shot putter Helena Fibingerová's astonishing haul of eleven medals, but for the guys and girls competing here, to stand on the podium marks the culmination of years of training, so it is a proud moment; doubly so if they manage to get gold and hear their country's national anthem played just for themselves.