Athletics appears set to play a leading role in the next European Games after Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), revealed the next edition will be held at a time to ensure it does not clash with the sport's other leading events.
The Netherlands have withdrawn from hosting the 2019 European Games, it was revealed here today.
The Netherlands was today officially awarded the 2019 European Games, which will be the second edition after the inaugural event in Baku, due to start next month.
A multi-city bid from The Netherlands will be formally proposed as the 2019 host of the European Games here on Saturday (May 16).
A nationwide Dutch bid for the second edition of the European Games in 2019 has been confirmed today by the Netherlands Olympic Committee and Sport Federation (NOC*NSF), with Amsterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven, but not Rotterdam or Utrecht, likely to play a role.
By David Owen at the Palace Hotel in Lausanne
An unnamed seventh candidate has expressed interest in hosting the second European Games in 2019, insidethegames understands.
By Paul Osborne
The Netherlands are set to give the green light to plans to bid for the 2019 European Games, it has been revealed following a series of positive indications.
By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku
The host city for the 2019 edition of the European Games will be announced at an Extraodinary General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) next May, it was revealed here today.