Helsinki the main candidate
The main candidate for first European Championships in two year period in 2012 is Helsinki.
This was said by EA President Hansjorg Worz in an interview with German magazine Leichtathletik. The date set for this event is June 25 – July 1, 2012. That is one month ahead of Olympic Games in London (July 27-Aug 12). In this new format of European Championships marathon and walking events will not be included. The 2014 championships will again have the full programm (main candidate Zurich, Switzerland). For 2012 also German city of Nurnberg was potentially named, but the TV situation was unclear in order to have a good bid.