European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen confirms Paris will host the 2020 European Championships.
SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (APRIL 28, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN ATHLETICS PRESIDENT, SVEIN ARNE HANSEN, SAYING: "We are all looking forward, all European Athletics is looking forward to being here in 2020, especially because in 2020 we will be after the Olympics and I think that will add a great promotional value to the championships at that time. Also, you are also bidding for 2024 and I'm more than willing, on behalf of European Athletics, to support that bid." 2. BANNER, READING (French): "PARIS 2020 EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS" 3. HANSEN SHAKING HANDS WITH FRENCH ATHLETICS FEDERATION PRESIDENT, ANDRE GIRAUD FOR PHOTO WITH EIFFEL TOWER IN BACKGROUND STORY: Paris has been confirmed as the host city for the 2020 European Athletics Championships, European Athletics confirmed on Friday (April 28). The 26th edition of the championships will take place at the Stade Sebastien Charlety from August 26-30. Paris was the sole bidder following the withdrawal of Tbilisi last year. The athletes' village will be located in the International university campus, which is a two-minute walk from the stadium. Paris hosted the 2003 athletics world championships at the Stade de France, which is located in the outskirts of the French capital.