Indor Championships


The European Athletics Indoor Championships are the oldest major international indoor championships in the world. 

Officially inaugurated in 1970, but previously held four times under the name of European Indoor Games (1966-69). The championships were held every year until 1990 and then changed to the current biennial format. 

Another calendar change occurred after the 2002 edition to alternate years with the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

In 2023, the European Indoor Athletics Championships will be held in Turkey for the very first time after the country’s successful staging of the 2012 World Athletics Indoor Championships at the same venue. More than 600 athletes from 51 European countries are expected to compete in the refurbished Ataköy Arena between 2-5 March 2023.