Helsinki to hold 2012 European Athletics Championships
European Athletics has awarded the 2012 European Athletics Championships to the Finnish capital city of Helsinki.
The European Athletics Council made the unanimous decision Monday afternoon after the Finnish Athletics Federation and City of Helsinki presented their candidacy to host the 21st edition of the event.
European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz said, "We are very pleased to confirm that Helsinki will be the hosts of the European Athletics Championships in 2012. Athletics is a hugely popular sport in Finland and today we have been assured that we can look forward to a fantastic event.