The countdown to the start of the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships continues. In 100 days the Olympic Stadium and the Foro Italico Park will become the theatre of the great international event, which will return to the Italian capital fifty years after the last edition hosted by Italy in 1974.

From 7 to 12 June, almost 1,600 athletes will compete in Rome for 6 consecutive days of competition, with 11 sessions in total, 5 in the morning and 6 in the evening. The best European athletes will compete in 24 different disciplines for 141 medals.

Tickets and subscriptions for the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships  are on sale here, with prices starting from 5 euros plus presale and service fees for the individual morning competition sessions. Many families are expected at the Olympic Stadium and children up to 6 years of age will be admitted free of charge.

Among the most eagerly awaited protagonists of the Italian national team will be Mattia Furlani. At the Italian Athletics Championships in Ancona, the young athlete born in Marino, near Rome, set the new Italian record in the indoor long jump with a measurement of 8.34 metres, which also represents the Under-20 world record.

Next weekend Furlani will be competing at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, before performing in Rome 2024, in a stadium that represents a special place for him.

“The European Athletics Championships will be an amazing emotion. Jumping at home for me will be different. There are not many international competitions in Italy, but every time they happen it is a unique emotion. I hope it will be the beginning of a great journey,’ Furlani says.

For the Under-20 European champion, the competions in Rome will also be a family affair. “I would like my mother, who trains me, to be at the stadium, together with my brother and the whole family. The relationship with my mum cannot be described, I owe her everything. If I achieve these results, it is only thanks to her who studies and plans my training sessions waking up at 5am.

“Italian athletics is going through its best period ever. Gathering all the best athletes in a single competition in Italy will be something unique. Gimbo (Tamberi, ed.) and Marcell Jacobs are the reigning Olympic champions, and I am not forgetting Larissa Iapichino. There is a bit of ‘gimbesque’ soul in my jubilation: Tamberi is the greatest inspiration there is in this sport at world level. He is the greatest of all and I am inspired by him,’ Furlani concludes.