It will be the second edition of the European Championships following the event’s debut in 2018 when six sports were held in Glasgow and the athletics in Berlin.

In addition to the sports programme, this time there is also due to be “The Roofs – Cultural Festival of Munich 2022” featuring a mix of music, culture, art and food.

“I am very much looking forward to this international sports festival, to exciting competitions and full stadiums,” Herrmann said.

“It is a great thing for Munich to once again host a major sporting event on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Games – and in the time-honoured Olympic Park to boot.

“This is not only the chance to present Germany as a sport-loving and hospitable country, but hopefully also an opportunity to present the sport in full bloom again after the corona pandemic and to revive the enthusiasm among the spectators.”