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1946 European Athletics Championships

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Host city  Oslo, Norway
Main stadium  Bislett Stadion
Type  Outdoor
Date(s)  22 – 25 August 1946
Level  Senior
1946 European Athletics Championships
Participation  354 athletes from 20 nations

The 3rd European Athletics Championships were held from 22 August to 25 August 1946 in the Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway. For the first time it was a combined event for men and women, and for the first time a city in Scandinavia hosted the championships. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.


Two of the women's medalists from France underwent sex change later. Claire Brésolles became Pierre Brésolles, and Léa Caurla became Léon Caurla.

Men's results

Complete results were published.


  • nb The marathon at the 1946 European Championships was completed over a course measuring 40.1 km, 2 km shorter than the official marathon distance.
  • Participation

    According to an unofficial count, 354 athletes from 20 countries participated in the event, one athlete more than the official number of 353 as published.


    1946 European Athletics Championships Wikipedia

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