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Major Events Programme

Meeting: 19/01/2021 - Cabinet (Item 72)

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Report of the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital


Consideration has been given to the major events programme in 2021 and to the proposal to begin the process to bid for the European Championships in 2026.






That the updates in the major events programme for 2021, most notably the provisional dates of the Tour of Britain, the Great North Run weekend, and Try on the Tyne and the position that the Diamond League athletics will not return to Gateshead in 2021 as previously planned be noted.






That the progression of formal discussions with Central Government, UK Sport, other stakeholders and local authorities to consider a bid to host the European Sports Championships in 2026 be approved.




The above decisions have been made for the following reasons:






To cement Gateshead’s reputation as a host of major international sporting events and support the delivery of Thrive and Council priorities.






To support the sustainability and raise the profile of key Gateshead assets most notably Gateshead International Stadium and the Gateshead Quayside.