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Refurbished Steigerwald Stadium

(Foto: Krug)
[31.05.2005] A major sports event is coming up soon: From July 14th to 17th the Steigerwaldstadion in Erfurt will host the European Athletics U23 Championships. When the decision was made by the Council of the European Athletic Association (EAA) in February 2003 in Leipzig the responsible bodies reacted immediately by planning the reconstruction of the track. A track which should meet modern requirements and be worth to host also international athletics events.  more ...

Media Accreditations can be made online

Deadline for accreditation requests and hotels bookings is 15 June 2005.
Hotel bookings received after the deadline may not be handled at the indicated conditions. Confirmation of hotel bookings will be sent by the end of June.  
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Carolina Klüft wants to defend title in Erfurt

Carolina Klüft
(Foto: Gantenberg)
[30.05.2005] In Götzis (Austria) Carolina Klüft, the Olympic heptathlon Champion has confirmed her planned start at the European U23 Championships in Erfurt (14- 17 July). With that Thuringia presents a real superstar to the athletics scene in the middle of July, which the fans may be looking forward to.  
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Spain hopes for middle distance success in Erfurt

[26.05.2005] Spain will be particularly looking for success in the middle distance events at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Erfurt (14-17 July) like two years ago in Bydgoszcz (Poland). Contenders for medals are José Manuel Cortés, Manuel Olmedo (both 800 m) and Arturo Casado (1500 m). All three runners participated in the last European U23 Championships and qualified for the final.  
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Toni Mohr - The runner with the ability to fight

Toni Mohr
(Foto: Gantenberg)
[13.05.2005] This man is able to fight. "Only the strongest reach the top", he tells and refers to the uncountable runs he has to do on his own in Cottbus. What can't be cured must be endured is his slogan regarding the pain in the Achilles tendon during his twelve training sessions a week. That drudgery should be worthwhile. Toni Mohr´s target is to win a medal at the European Athletics U23 Championships (14th -17th July) in Erfurt.  
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Müller wants to crack 8,000 point brand

Norman Müller
(Foto: ReiseBank)
[03.05.2005] At a press conference in the Thuringian provincial capital in Erfurt the organizers of the European Athletics U23 championships in the middle of July themselves are very contentedly with it current stand of the preparations. They are confident that finalses organized exemplarily in the Steigerwald- stadium which let expect a high standard of service will take place. The decathlete Norman Müller from Halle also would like to contribute to this high standard of performance.  
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Sabine Rumpf - I need a little fun

Sabine Rumpf
(Foto: Gantenberg)
[29.04.2005] She is considered one of the most promising young talents in the German discus team. In her hometown Selters (Taunus) Sabine Rumpf trains eight times a week. For a good purpose: she strives for a goal - the European Athletics U23 Championships in Erfurt.   more ...

EAA Site Visit to Erfurt

(Foto: Paul)
[19.04.2005] On 11-12 April a delegation of the European Athletic Association visited Erfurt to receive information about the status of preparations for the European Athletics U23 Championships (Steigerwald stadium, July 14-17). Agoston Schulek, Organisational Delegate of the EAA, highlighted the value of this important championship for the European Athletic Association.  more ...

43 nations participating at European Athletics U23 Championships in Erfurt

Sophie Krauel
(Foto: Gantenberg)
[15.03.2005] A major German athletics event is coming up next summer. In the course of the European Athletics U23 Championships, that takes place in Erfurt between July 14th and July 17th, 1200 athletes and 400 officials from 43 nations are expected to participate. "We will experience European top class at this event" says DLV Event Manager Siegfried Schonert and adds: "For some athletes the European Athletics U23 Championship is just a stopover on their way to the World Championships in Helsinki."  more ...

Press Conference on Tuesday, 15 March

Manfred O. Ruge
(Foto: DLV)
[10.03.2005] In order to attract the attention of the media for the European Athletics U23 Championships in Erfurt (14-17 July 2005) a first Press Conference will be held on Tuesday, 15 March at 15:00 h in the town-hall of Erfurt.  more ...