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European Athletics Champion Steve Cram, and World and European Athletics Champion Kriss Akabusi, have been speaking to us about their hopes for this weekend's games in Gateshead.
The European Championships are taking place this weekend in Gateshead.
ITV News has been speaking to the athletes today ahead of the games to find out how much they are looking forward to getting started.
Find out what the captain of Team GB, Perri Shakes-Drayton, and Dai Greene were thinking below.
Some of the world's finest athletes have been arriving on Tyneside today ahead of this weekend's European Team Championships.
The competition takes place at Gateshead international Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
The official opening of the games and the accompanying celebrations are taking place throughout the day.