In 2019, as I toured the World Indoor Tour, one of my favorite stops was Torun, Poland. Torun is the home of Nicolas Copernicus, the famous astronomer. I stayed in the Hotel Nicolaus, and it was fantastic!
The European Indoor is one of my favorite events. Poland is a athletic mad country, and Torun has the Sopot 2014 indoor track built into their facility. The event should be a blast, and Poland will host a fine event.
Be there! Poland has fine food, and it is quite reasonable.
The timetable for the Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships from 5-7 March has been published.
The championships will begin with an abbreviated session of five qualifying events on Thursday (4) evening which allows for an even distribution of finals across the three days.
The first final on the programme is the women’s shot put in which home favourite Paulina Guba could open the medal haul for the hosts. She won the European outdoor title in Berlin in 2018.
There will also be strong home representation in the last event on the programme with the Polish women’s 4x400m team aiming to close the championships with their third successive European indoor title in the event. Poland also won gold at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships and silver at the World Athletics Championships in Doha last October.
Poland has topped the medal table at the last two editions of the European Indoor Championships. The Polish team won seven gold medals in Belgrade 2017 before coming away with five in Glasgow 2019.