The second edition of the European Championships kicks off in Munich on Thursday, with a host of Olympic stars competing in nine sports.
Around 4,700 athletes from 50 nations will compete for 177 gold medals over 11 days of competition.
Among the British stars will be Dina Asher-Smith who missed the Commonwealth Games due to injury.
The sprinter will be looking to retain the three titles she won at the inaugural championships in 2018.
What sports will take place?
The organizers think that the organization of the nine championships at the same time and in the same city will help them gain visibility.
Athletics, cycling, triathlon, artistic gymnastics and rowing return from the 2018 edition in Berlin and Glasgow.
Beach volleyball, sprint canoeing, sport climbing and table tennis have been added to the programme.
Swimming and diving hold their own championships at the same time in Rome, while golf does not return.
Both rowing and canoe sprinting are para-sport events.
How to follow the sport?
This year’s Championships will once again be shown live on BBC TV with live streams of all sports available on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport mobile app.
There will also be coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live and reporting on the BBC Sport website and app.
You can also watch the live broadcast of the European Aquatic Championships in Rome.
Name of Asher-Smith star among strong British athletics team
Britain topped the athletics medal table with seven golds in Berlin four years ago. The lineup of defending champions includes Asher-Smith (three titles), Matt Hudson-Smith (400m) and Zharnel Hughes (100m).
Jake Wightman, Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson, who have all won World Championship and Commonwealth medals, will seek further honours, while Commonwealth 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan will look to continue her impressive winning streak.
Among those not competing are Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Adam Gemili and Holly Bradshaw.
Which other British stars are competing in Munich?
Birmingham stars such as gymnasts Jake Jarman and Joe Fraser, who have won seven gold medals between them, are back for more as they change shirts for Great Britain just days after representing England.
Reigning European floor champion Jessica Gadirova has left the Commonwealths to focus on the European and World Championships. She, her twin sister Jennifer and Commonwealth floor champion Alice Kinsella were all part of the bronze medal-winning women’s team at the Olympics.
Olympic medalists Neah Evans, Josie Knight and Jack Carlin are included in the track cycling but Laura Kenny, who won two European gold medals in 2018, is taking a break after the Commonwealths and Katie Archibald is recovering from injury.
The freestyle bmx the team is led by Olympic medalists Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks, and Mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock is aiming for European glory before tackling the World Championships at the end of the month.
Great Britain rowers had a disappointing Olympics but are hoping to repeat their 2021 European success when they topped the medal table with 12 in total, including five golds.
Imogen Grant and Graeme Thomas, two of the 57 athletes selected, are in great shape after winning singles gold medals at World Cup III.
After the retirement of Olympic champion Liam Heath, the Briton speed canoe The team is running out of medal hopes, even though it includes siblings Matthew, Daniel and Melissa Johnson. It’s a different story, however, in the para-event: GB won 10 medals at the World Championships earlier this month to top the standings for a second consecutive year, having also won 10 medals at the 2021 edition.
Britain failing to send full squad triathlon team but their entries include former Non-Stanford world champion, competing in her final season before retirement, and mixed team relay gold medalist Sam Dickinson.
With Shauna Coxsey now retired from sport climbing, Britain’s best hopes lie in world bronze medalist Hamish McArthur and Max Milne, who finished runners-up at the Bouldering World Cup in Italy in June.
Liam Pitchford, who won his 10th Commonwealth Table tennis medal on the final day in Birmingham, and his team-mate Tin-Tin Ho are in competition but there is no Paul Drinkhall.
There are no British athletes in beach volleyball or road cycling.
What happens when?
Athletics – August 15-21
Beach Volleyball – August 15-21
Canoe sprint – August 18-21
Cycling – BMX 11-13, Track 11-16, Road 14 & 17, MTB August 19-20
Gymnastics – August 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21
Rowing – August 11-14
Sport climbing – August 11-15 & 17-18
Table Tennis – August 13-21
Triathlon – August 12-14