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European Championships hailed an outstanding success

Eleven days of sensational sporting action drew to a close today (Sunday, 12 August) at the inaugural multi-sport 2018 European Championships in Scotland and Germany, with Russia topping the overall medal table, closely followed by joint hosts Great Britain and Italy in third.

The trophy was presented to Russian team members by Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union of European Cyclists, at the closing celebrations in George Square, Glasgow on Sunday evening (12 August).

Glasgow and Berlin hosted the first-ever European Championships with the Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon taking place across Scotland and the Athletics in Berlin, Germany.

The inaugural multi-sport 2018 European Championships saw 4,500 athletes from 52 nations compete, with new European Champions crowned in a total of 187 medal events representing 33 countries.

The event was broadcast across Europe with more than 3,500hours of free-to-air programming across 43 territories in Europe, estimated to reach an audience of approximately 1.03 billion viewers.

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