European Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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The European Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships are an annual series of artistic gymnastics championships for male gymnasts from European countries organised by the European Union of Gymnastics.

Originally held biannually and in odd-numbered years, the championships moved to even-numbered years in 1990. In 2005 a second set of championships was introduced, titled the "individual championships". Although numbered as a separate event, winners in either event are considered European champions, and the championships as a result have in effect become an annual event, but in two formats; in even-numbered years, a stand-alone men's event incorporates the European Junior Artistic Gymnastics championships (an entirely separate women's competition is held in the same years), while in odd-numbered years, the separately numbered 'individual championships' are held in conjunction with the women's competition of the same description, but without juniors, as a single event.

As a result, there is no individual all-around title awarded in even-numbered years (except for juniors), and similarly no team all-around title awarded in odd-numbered years. These thus remain biannual events. Otherwise the apparatus and titles are identical.

In 2015, UEG agreed that beginning in 2018, the annual European Championships in the midyear of the Olympic cycle (i.e. 2 years after, and before, a Summer Olympic Games) would be held as part of the new multi-sport European Championships event, and would be held in that format every four years. These combined events will continue to be run by UEG and the other sports federations. Although both the Men's and Women's championships will be held together, in the same venue, these championships will continue to be treated as separate men's and women's events, with junior events included.

A further event, the European Games also holds a full set of championships for European artistic gymnasts in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games, having begun in 2015. These, however, are organized by the European Olympic Committees and are not recognized as part of the continuity of the European Championships[1].


Year Games Host city Venue
1955 I Germany Frankfurt
1957 II France Paris
1959 III Denmark Copenhagen
1961 IV Luxembourg Luxembourg
1963 V Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade
1965 VI Belgium Antwerp
1967 VII Finland Tampere
1969 VIII Poland Warsaw
1971 IX Spain Madrid
1973 X France Grenoble
1975 XI Switzerland Berne
1977 XII Soviet Union Vilnius Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports
1979 XIII Germany Essen
1981 XIV Italy Rome
1983 XV Bulgaria Varna
1985 XVI Norway Oslo
1987 XVII Soviet Union Moscow
1989 XVIII Sweden Stockholm
1990 XIX Switzerland Lausanne
1992 XX Hungary Budapest
1994 XXI Czech Republic Prague
1996 XXII Denmark Broendby Brøndby Hall
1998 XXIII Russia Saint Petersburg Saint-Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex
2000 XXIV Germany Bremen Stadthalle Bremen
2002 XXV Greece Patras Dimitris Tofalos Arena
2004 XXVI Slovenia Ljubljana Tivoli Hall
2005 I (individual) Hungary Debrecen Főnix Hall
2006 XXVII Greece Volos Nea Ionia Sport Complex
2007 II (Individual) Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Exhibition Centre
2008 XXVIII Switzerland Lausanne CIG de Malley
2009 III (Individual) Italy Milan DatchForum di Assago
2010 XXIX United Kingdom Birmingham National Indoor Arena
2011 IV (Individual) Germany Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
2012 XXX France Montpellier Park&Suites Arena
2013 V (Individual) Russia Moscow Olympic Stadium
2014 XXXI Bulgaria Sofia Arena Armeec
2015 VI (Individual) France Montpellier Park&Suites Arena
2016 XXXII Switzerland Bern PostFinance-Arena
2017 VII (Individual) Romania Cluj-Napoca Polyvalent Hall
2018[a] XXXIII United Kingdom Glasgow SSE Hydro
2019 VIII (Individual) Poland Szczecin Arena Szczecin
2020 XXXIV Azerbaijan Baku
2021 IX (Individual) Switzerland Basel


  1. ^ winners are therefore described as European Games champions, not European Champions.

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