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European Championships begin

The opening of the European Athletics Championships is officially taking place in Gateshead today.

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Official opening of European Championships

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.

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