The European Athletics Championships are 100 days away ©Getty Images

There are now just 100 days until the European Athletics Championships as Munich continues to prepare to stage the multi-sport European Championships, its largest sporting event since the Olympic Games 50 years ago.

The European Athletics Championships are scheduled to unfold between August 15 and 21 at the Olympic Stadium.

Organisers for the wider European Championships celebrated the 100-days-to-go landmark on Tuesday (May 3) with various projections displayed at the Olympic Park.

Munich previously hosted the European Athletics Championships in 2002, while German capital Berlin held the 2018 edition.

"We know Germany has a fantastic record of staging major athletics events," European Athletics President Dobromir Karamarinov said.

"We have very fond memories of the 2002 European Athletics Championships and the last championships in Berlin in 2018 was perhaps our best one to date.

"We are delighted our flagship event is returning to a city, and a stadium, that has such a strong and lasting affiliation with athletics.

"With 100 days to go, excitement is building as the championships move into view.

"I am sure the eyes of the athletics world will be focused on the Olympic Stadium in Munich this August just as they were in 1972 and 2002."

The European Athletics Championships will test elite European athletes following on from the continent's impressive showing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis were among those in the limelight, winning gold medals in the men's 1500 metres and pole vault, respectively.

The pair had previously established themselves on the senior international stage at the European Championships in Berlin.

Ingebrigtsen took 1500m and 5,000m titles and Duplantis produced a gold medal-winning performance in his specialist discipline.

Poland’s three-time Olympic champion Anita Włodarczyk is anticipated to compete in Munich, having won four straight European hammer throw titles.

Sandra Perković of Croatia is another Olympic gold medallist expected to compete and will be hoping to secure her sixth consecutive discus title.

She was the first athlete to win five successive discus golds in Berlin.

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen is due to be defending two titles at Munich 2022 ©Getty Images
Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen is due to be defending two titles at Munich 2022 ©Getty Images

Malaika Mihambo, the current European, world and Olympic long jump champion, headlines the list of German athletes due to compete at home.

Germany finished third in the 2018 medals table after winning six gold, seven silver and six bronze medals.

Britain topped the rankings thanks to seven gold medals, five silver and seven bronze.

The 2020 edition of the European Athletics Championships in Paris fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic.