Report 2019 European Games. in Other International Games / Bids Posted June 11, 2015 Without the support of swimming and athletics, that already have major European Championships, these Games were always a joke. I wish they would just scrap it. And now there is also the European 'thing' being hosted by Glasgow and Berlin as well...... Agree, The European Sport Championships have also had the foresight to use the federations links with the EBU to get the events out to as many people as possible, not hidden behind a paywall like the European Games will be in many countries. What would be great is if out of the Netherlands withdrawing that perhaps some agreement can be made moving forward for the events to merge, Not sure how many more events Glasgow could hold at relatively short notice if that were the case but my ideal scenario would be for the events to combine to become the second European Games in 2018, with athletics switched to Glasgow and in return Berlin getting the privelege of spending billions on a 2022 edition of the European Games. Alternatively more events split between the two cities in 2018 (surely between them they could host most events in existing venues) and then bidding opens for the next event in 2022. That would all rely though on all parties involved seeing common sense and being agreeable with each other. So it's never going to happen!!!