European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010
Hostal Mare Nostrum has the honor to announce this major event in Barcelona: The European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010. A moving ceremony at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic on July 26 at 21.30 hours will inaugurate the championship that will take place on the peninsula for the first time in 78 years since its creation. This event is held every four years and finally came the turn for Spain, representing a milestone in the history of the Spanish Athletics Federation and "a dream come true" as said its president, Jose Odraizola. Besides own championship events, the city prepares many activities during this period, some of which are free. Also, it has been developed a special stamp with the official mascot of the Europeans called Barni, which is printed in 320.000 copies already in circulation. Marta Domínguez, best European athletes of 2009, Andreas Thorkildsen, the defending champion pole-vaulter, jumpers Blanca Vlasic and Philips Idowu or heptathlete Carolina Kluft will match up against more than 1,400 competitors from 50 countries at the Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys in Montjuïc between 26 July and 1 August. Do not miss it! Where: Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys in Montjuïc – Barcelona When: July 26th to August 1th How much: Daily tickets from 10 € and subscribers from 60 € to 600 € European Athletics Championships BCN2010 BARNI's Blog(in catalan).