Medal ceremonies outside of the stadium
During a presentation of plans by the organisers of Helsinki 2012 European Championships it was revealed they are planning a new concept of victory ceremonies.
At least new for athletics, but already used in other sports. Medalists will get flowers in the stadium and the medal ceremonies will be held each day in the evening in the park just close to the stadium. Before the action in the stadium every evening the last events from the day before will be awarded and after the programme of the day the majority of events of that given day. In-between entertainment and concerts.