European Championships 2022 on the new TUM Campus in the Olympic Park - application start for volunteer program

50 years after the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the European Championships will be held in the state capital in 2022. From August 11 to 21, 2022, around 4,400 athletes from all over Europe will compete for a total of 158 medals. The European Championships will be held in nine sports: beach volleyball, canoe racing, climbing, athletics, cycling, rowing, gymnastics, table tennis and triathlon.


Competition venues will be: the Olympic Park Munich (athletics, gymnastics, mountain biking and triathlon), Messe München (track cycling), the streets of Munich and south of the city for road cycling, the regatta course Oberschleißheim (canoeing and rowing), the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle (table tennis) as well as the city center of Munich for beach volleyball, sports climbing and the athletics disciplines walking and marathon running.

The vision of the multisport event is: "Munich 2022 inspires, sets new standards and leaves a lasting legacy - for all participants, the city of Munich and future sporting events." The mission is: "We unite extraordinary experiences and performances under one roof. Munich 2022 stands for the unexpected, for incomparable moments and feelings of happiness that will be remembered."

The new TUM Campus in the Olympic Park, whose current construction phase, including new sports halls and lecture halls, is expected to be completed at the end of August 2021, will serve as a training and warm-up facility for the disciplines of athletics, triathlon, gymnastics, table tennis and beach volleyball during the event. With a little luck, sports stars such as table tennis pro Timo Boll or javelin thrower Johannes Vetter can then be experienced live at the TUM Campus in the Olympic Park.

"We are very proud that the TU Munich and the Department of Sport and Health Sciences, with the new TUM Campus in the Olympic Park, are involved in the European Championships 2022 and will have a share in the success of this international event," explains Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Department SG.

"For us as a department, it is of course great to be a partner of the European Championships 2022," says Dr. Till Lorenzen, Managing Director of the Department SG. "Our new halls and premises, as well as the new sports facilities at the TUM Campus in the Olympic Park, will be very prestigious once completed and of course extremely attractive as a training venue for such an event. In particular, we are looking forward to the meetings with Europe's best athletes, who will experience short distances due to the close proximity within the Olympic Park."

In addition to the new athletics stadium, the so-called throwing field and a total of eight beach volleyball courts, the new quadruple hall, the triple hall, the school gymnasium, the apparatus gymnasium and various diagnostic and seminar rooms as well as lecture halls will also be used as part of the European Championships 2022.

"The athletes will find the very best conditions with us," assures Michael Hahn, head of Central University Sports Munich. "We hope, of course, that they will feel comfortable with us on the facilities and that we can thus help them deliver top performances."

Such a major international event requires a lot of staff. That's why applications for the volunteer program for the European Championships 2022 started on May 1. Registration will run until August 31, 2021. A total of around 6,000 volunteers are being sought, who, among other things, will greet guests with a smile, catch interviews in the mixed zone, coordinate the supporting program, or help with setups in the sports facilities. They will help to ensure that everything runs smoothly both in front of and behind the scenes and set the stage for a spectacular event.

Interested parties can register at munich2022.com/volunteers and become part of a unique community. The basic requirement is to be 18 years old by the deadline of June 1, 2022, and to have a knowledge of German and/or English.

There are 16 areas of assignment to choose from, which require and promote a wide variety of skills. Many of the positions can also be performed by people with disabilities. The assignment times are flexible and range from a few days to several weeks. All volunteers enjoy a wide range of benefits as part of their assignment, including access to the competitions, official event clothing, tickets for local public transport and a volunteer certificate.

Marion Schöne, Managing Director of Olympiapark München GmbH, is pleased about the lively interest: "With the start of the volunteer program, another milestone has been reached on the way to Munich 2022. Together with many volunteers, we will put on a sports event that inspires, sets new standards and leaves a lasting legacy. The European Championships Munich 2022 will be the highlight of the Olympic Park's 50th anniversary year and all volunteers are an important part of it. In addition to the professional look behind the scenes, participation in the volunteer program is above all a valuable personal experience. Here, team spirit is paramount, international contacts are made and friendships are forged that could last a lifetime. We are therefore looking forward to numerous registrations."

 

To the homepage of the European Championships 2022

To the registration portal of the volunteer program
 

Contact:

Dean Management Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Georg-Brauchle Ring 60/62
80992 München

phone: 089 289 24601
e-mail: dekanat.sg(at)tum.de
 

Text: Romy Schwaiger
Photos: EC 2022