The European Championships for Athletics 2022 Arrive in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Municipality and the Athletics Association are pleased to announce that Jerusalem has won among several countries to host the European Championships under the age of 18 for Athletics 2022.
The European Athletic Association chose the Israeli capital, today in Istanbul, after only 2 representatives remain in the competition, Israel and Poland.
Championship games are a great celebration, and Israeli citizens and residents of Jerusalem will be able to enjoy the future generation of European athletics and watch them from the stands.
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon: "This is a great achievement for the city of Jerusalem! After many months of effort, I'm glad we succeeded and Jerusalem will host the European Championship. We are looking forward to a great sport celebration in the capital."
Ami Bern Chairman of the Israeli Athletics Association: "I am pleased that the European Union has expressed confidence in the Athletics Association and the Jerusalem Municipality to hold the European Championships under the age of 18 in Israel. This is a historic pillar for the State of Israel in general and for Israeli athletics in particular."
Deputy Prime Minister Elisha Peleg, who headed the delegation, noted that this was a tremendous achievement for Jerusalem, the State of Israel and for expressing the confidence and support of European countries in Jerusalem.
Photography: courtesy of the photographer.14/11/2019