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The 19th European Championships in Athletics were held in Gothenburg, Sweden, between August 7 and August 13, 2006. The competition arena was the Ullevi Stadium and the official motto "Catch the Spirit". Gothenburg also hosted the 1995 World Championships in Athletics, and Stockholm, Sweden's capital, hosted 1958 European Championships in Athletics. Image File history File links Göteborg_2006_logo. ... Image File history File links Göteborg_2006_logo. ... The European Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the European Athletic Association. ... Gothenburg (Swedish: ) ) is a city and municipality in the province Västergötland on the west-coast of Sweden. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The empty west stand of Ullevi during a friendly between IFK Göteborg and Hammarby IF. Ullevi or Ullevi Stadium, formerly named Nya Ullevi, meaning New Ullevi, to distinguish it from Gamla Ullevi, is a stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... The 5th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden between August 5 and August 13. ... Stockholm panorama from the City Hall is the capital of Sweden, and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf. ... The 6th European Championships in Athletics were held in 1958. ...

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Men's Results

Track

1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014 | The 17th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Budapest a city in Hungary. ... The 18th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Munich a city in Germany. ...

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
100 m Francis Obikwelu
Flag of Portugal Portugal
9.99 CR Andrey Yepishin
 Russia
10.10 NR Matic Osovnikar
 Slovenia
10.14 NR
August 8: Portugal's Francis Obikwelu added the European title to his Olympic Games silver medal in Gothenburg. The 27-year-old was all but last out of the blocks but showed his class with a brilliant surge of pace to finish in 9.99 seconds - the first time the European title has been won with a sub-10 time. Poland's Dariusz Kuć delayed the drama with a nervy false start.
200 m Francis Obikwelu
Flag of Portugal Portugal
20.01 NR Johan Wissman
Flag of Sweden Sweden
20.38 =NR Marlon Devonish
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
20.54
August 10: Obikwelu completed the sprinters' double, leading comfortably out of the last curve and continuing all the way to the finish. Wissman took silver in a time level with the national record, which he had set in the semi-final heat. Devonish faded in the end and just managed to hold on to third in front of Belgian Kristof Beyens.
400 m Marc Raquil
Flag of France France
45.02 Vladislav Frolov
 Russia
45.09 PB Leslie Djhone
Flag of France France
45.40
August 9: Raquil proved the stronger in the final sprint, taking over the race in the final 50 metres.
800 m Bram Som
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
1:46.56 David Fiegen
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
1:46.59 Sam Ellis
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
1:46.64
August 13: Originally, the Latvian delegation, representing Dmitrijs Milkevics (4th), issued a complaint because Bram Som stepped out of the track twice. Som and Ellis both also complained that Milkevics had blocked their way and pushed them. However after long considerations by the jury, the result stood.
1500 m Mehdi Baala
Flag of France France
3:39.02 Ivan Heshko
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
3:39.50 Juan Carlos Higuero
Flag of Spain Spain
3:39.62
August 9: Baala successfully defended his 2002 title, while Heshko pipped Higuero on the final stretch.[1]
5000 m Jesús España
Flag of Spain Spain
13:44.70 Mohammed Farah
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
13:44.79 Juan Carlos Higuero
Flag of Spain Spain
13:46.48
August 13: Farah took the lead with 1000m to go and stretched the field. A sprint to line resulted in España over taking Farah metres from the line. A quick finish by Higuero moved him into third over Turkey's Halil Akkas.
10 000 m Jan Fitschen
Flag of Germany Germany
28:10.94 PB José Manuel Martínez
Flag of Spain Spain
28:12.06 SB Juan Carlos de la Ossa
Flag of Spain Spain
28:13.73
August 8: After an attempted breakaway started by Swiss Christian Belz with one and a half laps to go, Martínez and de la Ossa caught up with him, with German Fitschen falling away but catching up again before the final curve. He then outsprinted the two Spaniards to take a "shock" gold.[2]
Marathon Stefano Baldini
Flag of Italy Italy
2h 11'32" Viktor Röthlin
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
2h 11'50" Julio Rey
Flag of Spain Spain
2h 12'37"
August 13: 2002 winner Janne Holmén finished in seventh place.
110 m H Stanislav Olijars
Flag of Latvia Latvia
13.24 Thomas Blaschek
Flag of Germany Germany
13.46 Andy Turner
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
13.56
August 12: The world champion Ladji Doucoure was knocked out in the semi finals.
400 m H Periklis Iakovakis
Flag of Greece Greece
48.46 Marek Plawgo
 Poland
48.71 SB Rhys Williams
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
49.12
August 10: Iakovákis and Plawgo were well ahead of the field, while Williams surged towards the finish line and pipped Frenchman Naman Keita by a hundredth.
3000 m St. Jukka Keskisalo
 Finland
8:24.89 José Luis Blanco
Flag of Spain Spain
8:26.22 Bouabdellah Tahri
Flag of France France
8:27.15
August 11: Finland's Keskisalo takes surprise gold after two injury-filled years. He ran behind the whole pack until the last lap, during which he sprinted on the back straight to take the win ahead of Spain's José Luis Blanco and France's Bouabdellah Tahri.
20 km Walk Francisco Javier Fernández
Flag of Spain Spain
1h 19'09" Valeriy Borchin
 Russia
1h 20'00" João Vieira
Flag of Portugal Portugal
1h 20'09"
August 8: Francisco Fernandez of Spain successfully defended the title he won in Munich with another dominant display in Gothenburg. Fernandez led the race at all the crucial stages and came into the stadium alone to win in one hour, 19.09 minutes. Russian Valeriy Borchin recorded a new personal best of 1.20:00 to take the silver while Portugal's Joao Vieira completed the podium places.
50 km Walk Yohan Diniz
Flag of France France
3h 41'39" PB Jesús Ángel García
Flag of Spain Spain
3h 42'48" SB Yuriy Andronov
 Russia
3h 43'26"
August 10: Trond Nymark (Norway) led most of the race only to finish fourth.
4 X 100 m Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 38.91  Poland 39.05 Flag of France France 39.07
August 13
4 X 400 m Flag of France France 3:01.10 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 3:01.63  Poland 3:01.73
August 13: France and Great Britain & Northern Ireland both overtook the Polish team in the home strait to finish 1st and 2nd respectively.

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record Sprints are races in athletics. ... Francis Obirah Obikwelu, born November 22, 1978 in Nigeria and Portuguese citizen since 2001, is a sprint athlete specializing in 100 m and 200 m, who finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Andrey Yepishin (born June 10, 1981) is a Russian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Matic Osovnikar (born January 19, 1980) is a Slovenian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia_(bordered). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Francis Obirah Obikwelu, born November 22, 1978 in Nigeria and Portuguese citizen since 2001, is a sprint athlete specializing in 100 m and 200 m, who finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for Portugal. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Dariusz Kuć (born April 24, 1986) is a Polish sprint athlete. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... Francis Obirah Obikwelu, born November 22, 1978 in Nigeria and Portuguese citizen since 2001, is a sprint athlete specializing in 100 m and 200 m, who finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Johan Wissman (born November 2, 1982) from Helsingborg, is a Swedish athlete specializing in the 200 and 400 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Marlon Devonish (born June 1, 1976 in Coventry, England) is an English sprint athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Kristof Beyens (born July 13, 1983, Herentals) is a Belgian sprint athlete. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... Marc Raquil (born April 2, 1977 in Créteil) is a French runner who mainly competes in the 400 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Vladislav Frolov (born January 25, 1980) is a Russian sprint athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Leslie Djhone (born March 18, 1981 in Abidjan, Côte dIvoire) is a French athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Bram Som (born 20 February 1980 in Terborg) is a Dutch runner who specializes in the 800 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... David Fiegen (born September 3, 1984) is a Luxembourgish middle distance runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Sam Ellis, born 23rd June 1982, is a British 800 metres runner from Barnsley. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Mehdi Baala (born August 17, 1978 in Strasbourg) is a French middle-distance athlete competing mainly in the 800 m and 1500 m tracks, but his main distance is 1500 m. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Ivan Heshko is a Ukrainian athlete specialising in the 1500m. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Juan Carlos Higuero (born 3 August 1978) is a Spanish middle distance runner who mostly concentrates on the 1500 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... Jesús España (born 21 August 1978) is a Spanish middle distance runner who mostly concentrates on the 3000 and 5000 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Mohammed Mo Farah (born 23 March 1983 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a British international track and field athlete from London. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Juan Carlos Higuero (born 3 August 1978) is a Spanish middle distance runner who mostly concentrates on the 1500 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Halil Akkas (born July 1, 1983, Kütahya) is a Turkish middle distance runner. ... Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... Jan Fitschen (right) in 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... José Manuel Chema Martínez (born 22 October 1971) is a Spanish long-distance runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Juan Carlos de la Ossa (born 25 November 1976 in Cuenca) is a Spanish middle distance runner who mostly concentrates on the 5000 and 10,000 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Christian Belz (born September 11, 1974) is a Swiss long-distance runner. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... Stefano Baldini breaking the winning tape in the mens marathon event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Julio Rey (born 13 January 1972) is a Spanish long-distance runner who mostly concentrates on the marathon race. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Janne Holmén (b. ... A 400 metre hurdle race in progress at the Helsinki Grand Prix, July 2005. ... Staņislavs Olijars (born March 22, 1979 in Russia, Chelyabinsk) is a Latvian athlete mainly competing in the 110 metres hurdles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Thomas Blaschek (born April 5, 1981 in Gera) is a German hurdler. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Andy Turner (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ladji Doucouré (born 1982) is a French athlete who mainly competes in hurdling. ... A 400 metre hurdle race in progress at the Helsinki Grand Prix, July 2005. ... Periklis Iakovakis (Greek: , born 24 March 1979 in Patras) is a Greek athlete mainly competing in 400 metres hurdles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Marina Plawgo (born February 25, 1981 in Ruda Slaska) is a Polish athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Rhys Williams (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Naman Keita (born April 9, 1978 in Paris, France) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for the France. ... Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... Jukka Pekka Sakari Keskisalo (born March 27, 1981 in Varkaus) is a Finnish athlete competing in 3000 m steeplechase and 1500 m. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... José Luis Blanco (born 3 June 1975) is a Spanish middle distance runner who mostly concentrates on the 3000 metres steeplechase. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Bouabdallah Tahri (born 20 December 1978 in Metz) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mens 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. ... Fransisco Javier Fernández (born March 6, 1977 in Guadix) is a Spanish race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... A number of men have the name João Vieira, including: João Bernardo Vieira, a Guinea-Bissau general who served as president of that country from 1980-1999 João P Vieira, a portuguese IT professional that writes books, columns for magazines and journals about new technologies João... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Mens 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Jesús Ángel García (born October 17, 1969 in Madrid) is a Spanish race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Yuriy Andronov (born 6 November 1971) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Trond Nymark (born 28 December 1976 in Bergen) is a Norwegian race walker. ... During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ...

Field

1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014 | The 17th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Budapest a city in Hungary. ... The 18th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Munich a city in Germany. ...

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
High Jump Andrey Silnov
 Russia
2.36 CR WL Tomáš Janků
 Czech Republic
2.34 PB Stefan Holm
Flag of Sweden Sweden
2.34 =SB
August 9
Long Jump Andrew Howe
Flag of Italy Italy
8.20 Greg Rutherford
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
8.13 Oleksiy Lukashevych
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
8.12
August 8: Los-Angeles born Italian Andrew Howe won the title with his second-round effort of 8.20m. Greg Rutherford secured silver for Great Britain with his last jump of the competition, just 1cm beyond the jump of Oleksiy Lukashevych, who landed 8.12m.
Pole Vault Aleksandr Averbukh
Flag of Israel Israel
5.70 Tim Lobinger
Flag of Germany Germany
Romain Mesnil
Flag of France France
5.65
August 13: Lobinger and Mesnil both claimed 2nd place, and therefore both received silver medals.
Triple Jump Christian Olsson
Flag of Sweden Sweden
17.67 EL Nathan Douglas
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
17.21 Marian Oprea
Flag of Romania Romania
17.18
August 12
Shot Put Ralf Bartels
Flag of Germany Germany
21.13 Andrei Mikhnevich
Flag of Belarus Belarus
21.11 Joachim Olsen
Flag of Denmark Denmark
21.09
August 7: Bartels was outside the podium before the final attempt, having managed 20.57 in his first five, whereas Mikhnevich and Olsen had achieved their best attempts in round two. However, Bartels put the shot two centimetres further than Mikhnevich, and despite Olsen coming up with a second 21-metre put with 21.04 in his final attempt, it was not enough to better his previous attempts.
Discus Virgilijus Alekna
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
68.67 Gerd Kanter
 Estonia
68.03 Aleksander Tammert
 Estonia
66.14
August 12
Javelin Andreas Thorkildsen
Flag of Norway Norway
88.78 Tero Pitkämäki
 Finland
86.44 Jan Železný
 Czech Republic
85.92
August 9: Thorkildsen had the three longest throws in the competition , 87.37, 87.35 and 88.78. Pitkämäki couldn't match his arch rival in the competition and took the silver medal. The 40-year-old Železný surprised with another medal performance.
Hammer Ivan Tikhon
Flag of Belarus Belarus
81.11 SB Olli-Pekka Karjalainen
 Finland
80.84 SB Vadim Devyatovskiy
Flag of Belarus Belarus
80.76
August 12: Belarus's Ivan Tikhon took the gold medal with his third throw. Finland's Karjalainen threw over 82 metres with his last throw, but stepped over the circle and the red flag rose so he had to settle with silver. Devyatovskiy brought Belarus their second medal in the event by finishing third. The event was originally scheduled August 11 but delayed due to bad weather and Decathlon being behind schedule.
Decathlon Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
8526 SB Attila Zsivóczky
Flag of Hungary Hungary
8356 Aleksey Drozdov
 Russia
8350 PB
August 10 & August 11

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Andrey Silnov (born 9 September 1984) is a Russian track and field athlete specialized in the high jump event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Tomáš Janku (born 27 December 1974) is a Czech high jumper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Stefan Holm. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Andrew Howe Besozzi (born 12 May 1985 in Los Angeles, United States) is an Italian athlete who specializes in the long jump. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Greg Rutherford (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Olexiy Lukashevych (born 11 January 1977 in Dnipropetrovsk) is a Ukrainian long jumper, best known for his gold medal at the 2002 European Championships. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... Aleksandr Averbukh (born October 1, 1974 in Irkutsk, Russia) is an Israeli athlete competing in the pole vault. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Tim Lobinger (born September 3, 1972 in Rheinbach) is a German track and field athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Romain Mesnil (born 13 July 1977 in Plessis-Bouchard) is a French pole vaulter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, skip and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Christian Olsson (born January 25, 1980 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is an athlete competing in high jump and triple jump. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Nathan Douglas (born December 4, 1982 in Oxford) is a British athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Marian Oprea (June 6 1982) is a Romanian athlete, competing in triple jump. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... Ralf Bartels (born February 21, 1978 in Stavenhagen, Germany, then GDR) is a German shot-putter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Andrei Mikhnevich (born July 12, 1976) is a Belarusian shot putter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Joachim B. Olsen (born May 31, 1977 in Aalborg, Denmark is one of the worlds leading shot putters. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, made by the Skladanek brothers For alternate meanings, see Discus. ... Famous Lithuanian Athlete, Born on Sunday, 13th February 1972 in Terpeikiai, Kupiskis, Lithuania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Gerd Kanter (born May 6, 1979) is an Estonian discus thrower. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... Aleksander Tammert (born February 2, 1973 in Tartu) is an Estonian discus thrower. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... Thorkildsen at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Tero Pitkämäki (born 1982) is a Finnish javelin thrower. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Jan Železný â–¶(?) (born June 16, 1966 in Mladá Boleslav) is a Czech athlete, former world and Olympic champion and world record holder in javelin throw. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum 4 ft (1. ... Ivan Tikhon (Belarusian Іван Ціхан / Ivan Cichan; Russian Іван Тихон) (born July 24, 1976) - Belarusian athlete, hammer thrower, two times world champion, silver olympic medalist (Athens 2004). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Olli-Pekka Karjalainen (born 7 March 1980 in Töysä) is a Finnish hammer thrower. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Vadim Devyatovskiy (born March 20, 1977 in Novopolotsk) is a Belarusian hammer thrower. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... A decathlon is a sportive contest made up of 10 events. ... Roman Å ebrle (born 26 November 1974 in LanÅ¡kroun) is an athlete from the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Attila Zsivóczky (born 29 April 1977 in Budapest) is a Hungarian track and field athlete, competing in decathlon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

Women's Results

Track

1998 |2002 |2006 |2010 |2014 | The 17th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Budapest a city in Hungary. ... The 18th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Munich a city in Germany. ...

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
100 m Kim Gevaert
Belgium
11.06 Yekaterina Grigoryeva
 Russia
11.22 SB Irina Khabarova
 Russia
11.22
August 9: Gevaert lead from the start, and was an obvious winner, with a few other athletes in contention however Grigoryeva and the 40 year old Khabarova claimed the silver and bronze medals repectively.
200 m Kim Gevaert
Belgium
22.68 Yuliya Gushchina
 Russia
22.93 Natalya Rusakova
 Russia
23.09
August 11: Within five minutes after her compatriot Tia Hellebaut won the high jump Gevaert won her second gold medal.
400 m Vanya Stambolova
 Bulgaria
49.85 Tatyana Veshkurova
 Russia
50.15 Olga Zaytseva
 Russia
50.28
August 10
800 m Olga Kotlyarova
 Russia
1:57.38 Svetlana Klyuka
 Russia
1:57.48 Rebecca Lyne
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
1:58.45
August 10 Klyuka was ahead with another athlete already in a medal position, but on the final bend Kotlyarova found herself boxed in. Lyne had already made a dash for home, and Kotlyarova had to push her out the way to start her sprint. Kotlyarova made a great dash and went infront of the other two russians and an athlete from Ukraine. Lyne started sprinting and overtook the Ukrainian athlete, just pipping her into 3rd place.
1500 m Tatyana Tomashova
 Russia
3:56.91 CR Yuliya Chizhenko
 Russia
3:57.61 Daniela Yordanova
 Bulgaria
3:59.37 SB
August 13
5000 m Marta Domínguez
Flag of Spain Spain
14:56.18 CR Liliya Shobukhova
 Russia
14:56.57 SB Elvan Abeylegesse
Flag of Turkey Turkey
14:59.29 SB
August 12
10 000 m Inga Abitova
 Russia
30:31.42 Susanne Wigene
Flag of Norway Norway
30:32.36 Lidiya Grigoryeva
 Russia
30:32.72
August 7: All three medallists set personal bests, with Norway's Wigene bettering her time by more than two minutes. Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands finished fifth after leading for most of the race, while Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey, world season best holder, did not finish.
Marathon Ulrike Maisch
Flag of Germany Germany
2h 30'01" PB Olivera Jevtic
 Serbia
2h 30'27" Irina Permitina
 Russia
2h 30'83"
August 12
100 m H Susanna Kallur
Flag of Sweden Sweden
12.59 Derval O'Rourke
Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland
Kirsten Bolm
Flag of Germany Germany
12.72 NR
12.72
August 11: Both O'Rourke and Bolm got silver medal.[3]
400 m H Yevgeniya Isakova
 Russia
53.93 PB Fani Halkia
Flag of Greece Greece
54.02 Tatyana Tereshchuk-Antipova
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
54.55
August 9
3000 m St. Alesia Turava
Flag of Belarus Belarus
9:26.05 SB Tatyana Petrova
 Russia
9:28.05 Wioletta Janowska
 Poland
9:31.62
August 12 First women's steeplechase event in European Athletics Championships. Alesia Turava takes the win three days after her sister had won 20 km walking competition.
20 km Walk Ryta Turava
Flag of Belarus Belarus
1h 27'08" Olga Kaniskina
 Russia
1h 28'35" Elisa Rigaudo
Flag of Italy Italy
1h 28'37"
August 9
4 X 100 m  Russia 42.27 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 43.51 Flag of Belarus Belarus 43.61
August 13
4 X 400 m  Russia 3:25.12 Flag of Belarus Belarus 3:27.69  Poland 3:27.77
August 13

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record Sprints are races in athletics. ... Kim Gevaert (born: August 5, 1978 in Leuven, Belgium) is a sprint athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Irina Khabarova (born March 18, 1966) is a Russian sprinter who won the silver medal in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2004 Olympics and a bronze medal in the same event at the 2002 European Championships. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... Kim Gevaert (born: August 5, 1978 in Leuven, Belgium) is a sprint athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Yuliya Gushchina (Russian: , born 4 March 1983 in Rostov Oblast) is a Russian sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... Vania Stambolova (Bulgarian: ), born November 28, 1983, is a Bulgarian athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Olga Kotlyarova (born April 12, 1976 in Sverdlovsk) is a Russian runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Becky Lyne signs autographs after winning the 800m bronze medal at the 2006 European Athletics Championships Rebecca Becky Lyne (born July 4th, 1982, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire), is an up-and-coming young English middle-distance runner, specialising in 800 and 1,500 metre races. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Tatyana Tomashova (born July 1, 1975 in Perm) is a Russian middle distance runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Yuliya Chizhenko (Russian: , born 30 August 1979) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Daniela Yordanova (born 8 March 1976 in Slivnitsa) is a Bulgarian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_(bordered). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Marta Domínguez (born November 3, 1975 in Palencia) is a Spanish runner who mainly competes in 3000 and 5000 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Liliya Shobukhova (Russian: , born 13 November 1977) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 and 5000 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Elvan Abeylegesse leading at the IAAF World Championships 2003 in Paris, France Elvan Abeylegesse (also formerly: Hewan Abeye (Amharic) and Elvan Can (Turkish)) is an Ethiopian-born Turkish woman middle and long distance track and field athlete, running in the disciplines 1500m, 3000m and 5000m, but also 10000m, 2 miles... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... Inga Abitova (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Susanne Wigene (born February 12, 1978 in Haugesund). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Lidia Grigorieva (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Elvan Abeylegesse leading at the IAAF World Championships 2003 in Paris, France Elvan Abeylegesse (also formerly: Hewan Abeye (Amharic) and Elvan Can (Turkish)) is an Ethiopian-born Turkish woman middle and long distance track and field athlete, running in the disciplines 1500m, 3000m and 5000m, but also 10000m, 2 miles... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_(state)_(bordered). ... Motto: none Anthem: Bože Pravde Capital Belgrade Largest city Belgrade Official language(s) Serbian1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Formation and independence    - Formation of Serbia 814   - Formation of the Serbian Empire 1345   - Independence from the Ottoman Empire July 13, 1878   - Serbia and Montenegro union... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... A 400 metre hurdle race in progress at the Helsinki Grand Prix, July 2005. ... Susanna Kallur, (Susanna Elisabeth Kallur), born February 16, 1981, Long Island, New York, USA, and a resident in Falun, Dalarnas län, is a Swedish 100m (60m for indoor) hurdler runner (her main event). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Derval ORourke (born 28th May, 1981, in Cork, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish sprint hurdles athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... A 400 metre hurdle race in progress at the Helsinki Grand Prix, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Fani Halkia (Greek: Φανή Χαλκιά; born 2 February 1979 in Larissa, Greece) is a Greek athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... Alesia Turava (born 6 December 1979) is a Belarusian middle distance runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Wioletta Janowska (Née Frankiewicz), born June 9, 1977 is a Polish sprinter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mens 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. ... Ryta Turava (Belarusian Рыта Турава, Маргарыта Турава; Russian Rita Turova, Рита Турова) - an athlete from Belarus, competing in race walking. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Elisa Rigaudo (born 17 June 1980) is an Italian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... 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Field

1998 |2002 |2006 |2010 |2014 | The 17th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Budapest a city in Hungary. ... The 18th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Munich a city in Germany. ...

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
High Jump Tia Hellebaut
 Belgium
2m03 NR CR Venelina Veneva
 Bulgaria
2m03 CR Kajsa Bergqvist
Flag of Sweden Sweden
2m01
August 11 Hellebaut, former heptathlete, went over 2.03 on first attempt, while Veneva needed two. Pre-competition favourite Bergqvist failed at 2.03 with first attempt and she left two attempts to 2.05, but didn't succeed there either.
Pole Vault Yelena Isinbayeva
 Russia
4m80 CR Monika Pyrek
 Poland
4m65 Tatyana Polnova
 Russia
4m65 SB
August 12: Isinbayeva tried three times to achieve new world record 5m02 but failed.
Long Jump Lyudmila Kolchanova
 Russia
6m93 Naide Gomes
Flag of Portugal Portugal
6m84 Oksana Udmurtova
 Russia
6m69
August 13
Triple Jump Tatyana Lebedeva
 Russia
15.15 Hrysopiyi Devetzi
Flag of Greece Greece
15.05 Anna Pyatykh
 Russia
15.02
August 9
Shot Put Natallia Khoroneko
Flag of Belarus Belarus
19.43 Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Flag of Belarus Belarus
19.42 Petra Lammert
Flag of Germany Germany
19.17
August 12
Discus Darya Pishchalnikova
 Russia
65.55 PB Franka Dietzsch
Flag of Germany Germany
64.35 Nicoleta Grasu
Flag of Romania Romania
63.58
August 10
Hammer Tatyana Lysenko
 Russia
76.67 CR Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
 Russia
74.50 Kamila Skolimowska
 Poland
72.58
August 8
Javelin Steffi Nerius
Flag of Germany Germany
65.82 SB Barbora Špotáková
 Czech Republic
65.64 Mercedes Chilla
Flag of Spain Spain
61.98 SB
August 13
Heptathlon Carolina Klüft
Flag of Sweden Sweden
6740 CR Karin Ruckstuhl
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
6423 NR Lilli Schwarzkopf
Flag of Germany Germany
6420 PB
August 7 & August 8: Biggest drama occurred on the first day as Eunice Barber, who was leading after high jump, had to stop because of injury. After that no one could challenge Klüft, who took first gold medal for hosts. Battle for silver was exciting to the end. Schwarzkopf was better than Ruckstuhl in 800 metres, but not enough.

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Tia Hellebaut (born February 16, 1978 in Antwerp) is a Belgian athlete that used to be active in the Heptathlon but has recently specialized in the high jump event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Venelina Veneva (born June 13, 1974 in Ruse) is a Bulgarian high jumper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_(bordered). ... Kajsa Bergqvist Kajsa Margareta Bergqvist (born October 12, 1976 in Sollentuna, Sweden) is an athlete competing in high jump. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... Yelena Isinbayeva (Russian: Елена Исинбаева; born June 3, 1982 in Volgograd) is a Russian pole vaulter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Monika Pyrek (born August 11, 1980 in Gdynia) is a Polish athlete competing in pole vault. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Tatyana Polnova (Russian: ), née Zaykova () (born 20 April 1979) is a Russian pole vaulter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Naide Gomes (full name Enezenaide do Rosario da Vera Cruz Gomes, born November 20, 1979 in São Tomé and Príncipe) is a heptathlete who has represented Portugal since 2001. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, skip and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Tatyana Lebedeva (born July 21, 1976) is a Russian athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Hrysopiyi Devetzi (born January 2, 1976) is a Greek athlete competing in triple jump and also long jump. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Anna Viktorovna Pyatykh (born April 4, 1981 in Moscow) is a successful Russian triple jumper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... Natallia Khoroneko (Belarusian: ; born May 25, 1982 in Russia) is a Belarusian shot putter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Nadzeya Ostapchuk (Belarusian: ; born October 12, 1980) is a Belarusian shot putter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, made by the Skladanek brothers For alternate meanings, see Discus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Franka Dietzsch (born January 22, 1968 in Wolgast) is a German discus thrower best known for winning gold medals at two World Championships in Athletics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Nicoleta Grasu, née Gradinaru (born September 11, 1971 in Secuieni) is a Romanian discus thrower best known for winning medals at the 1999 and 2001 World Championships. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum 4 ft (1. ... Tatyana Lysenko (born September 17, 1983 in Bataisk, Rostov Oblast) is a Russian hammer thrower best known for holding the current world record with 77. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Gulfiya Raifovna Khanafeyeva (born 12 June 1982) is a Russian hammer thrower best known for her world record breaking throw of 77. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Kamila Skolimowska (born 4 November 1982 in Warsaw) is a Polish hammer thrower. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... Steffi Nerius (born July 1, 1972 in Bergen auf Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is a German athlete competing in the javelin throw. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletic (track and field) event consisting of seven events. ... Carolina Evelyn Klüft (born February 2, 1983 in Sandhult, Sweden) is an athlete competing in heptathlon, long jump and pentathlon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ...

Medal Table

2006 European Championships medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 12 12 10 34
2 Germany 4 4 2 10
3 Belarus 4 3 2 9
4 France 4 1 3 8
5 Spain 3 3 5 11
6 Sweden 3 1 2 6
7 Belgium 3 0 0 3
8 Portugal 2 1 1 4
9 Italy 2 0 1 3
10 Great Britain & Northern Ireland 1 5 5 11
11 Czech Republic 1 2 1 4
=12 Finland 1 2 0 3
=12 Greece 1 2 0 3
14 Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
=15 Netherlands 1 1 0 2
=15 Norway 1 1 0 2
=17 Israel 1 0 0 1
=17 Latvia 1 0 0 1
=17 Lithuania 1 0 0 1
20 Poland 0 3 4 7
21 Ukraine 0 1 2 3
22 Estonia 0 1 1 2
=23 Hungary 0 1 0 1
=23 Ireland 0 1 0 1
=23 Luxembourg 0 1 0 1
=23 Serbia 0 1 0 1
=23 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
28 Romania 0 0 2 2
=29 Denmark 0 0 1 1
=29 Slovenia 0 0 1 1
=29 Turkey 0 0 1 1
Further information: 2006 European Championships in Athletics medal count

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Participants

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Trivia

Elena Paparizou Elena Paparizou (whose first name is also commonly spelled Helena) (Greek: Έλενα Παπαρίζου) (born January 31, 1982) is a popular Greek singer, born and raised in Gothenburg in Sweden. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, sometimes also known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, founded in 1922. ... Carola Carola Häggkvist (born in Stockholm, Sweden on September 8, 1966) is a Swedish singer and entertainer. ... Eurovision Song Contest logo The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held between active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union, in which participating countries each submit a song to be performed on live television; then proceed to cast votes for the other countries songs, in order to find... Invincible is the name of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest entry from Sweden, sung by Carola Häggkvist. ... Schlager (German Schlager, literally a hit) is a style of popular music that is prevalent in northern Europe, in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland,Scandinavia and Latvia, but also to a lesser extent in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. ... Lena Philipsson Lena Philipsson, also known as Lena Ph, (born January 19, 1966 in Vetlanda, Sweden), is one of Swedens most popular singers. ... Ottey stumbles over the finish line after winning gold in the Indoor 60 m sprint. ...

External links

  • Official website

References

  1. ^ Superb Baala defends 1500m title, from BBC, retrieved 10 August 2006
  2. ^ Fitschen takes shock 10,000m gold, from BBC, retrieved 10 August 2006
  3. ^ Kallur focuses to fulfil the dream, retrieved 11 August 2006


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  Results from FactBites:
 
2006 European Championships in Athletics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1234 words)
The 19th European Championships in Athletics were held in Gothenburg, Sweden, between August 7 and August 13, 2006.
The BBC have chosen to use Carola Häggkvist's 2006 Eurovision Song Contest entry Invincible in instrumental form as the title music for their coverage.
Merlene Ottey, at the age of 46 and representing Slovenia, is fifth in the 100 m semifinals, failing to qualify for the finals.
2006 SPAR European Cup: 50 days to go - Time-to-Run News section - Athletics news (651 words)
The Athletics Stadium of Malaga can seat nearly 11,000 spectators and the Cup will be shown on television across Europe so that athletics fans can share the experience of one of the most exciting and historic events in the sport.
The European Cup was inaugurated in 1965 and, in addition to the thrills provided by the teams contesting the honour of being the best in Europe, a host of world and European records have been broken its 26 editions.
The list of European Cup Best Performances are a testament to the quality of the competition but the warm summer nights on Spain’s Costa del Sol, where Malaga is situated, mean that many of those marks could be under threat this year and many athletes could perform better than they have ever done before.
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