The European Championships in Glasgow has shifted more than 108,000 tickets for the event, which kicks off in three days’ time.

The most popular events, with some already being sold out, include track cycling, synchronised swimming, gymnastics and diving.

Thousands of people will flock to watch Europe’s elite athletes compete across 12 sports this summer in Scotland.

The multi-sport event, which is being staged from August 2-12, also offers free events such as the cycling road race, cycling time trial and mountain biking events, alongside open water swimming.

Around 20,000 complimentary tickets have gone to sports clubs, schools and young peoples’ organisations to celebrate the 2018 Year of Young People in Scotland.

Championships director Colin Hartley said: “Glasgow 2018 is the biggest event Glasgow and Scotland will host since the best ever Commonwealth Games – but it is the very first of its kind. Co-hosting with Berlin where the Athletics will take place, we will bring existing European Championships together into one exhilarating multi-sport event.

“While lots of finals sessions are close to selling out, there are still plenty of tickets left to see your heroes in most sports, but we expect these to sell quickly once the Championships begin and people see just what it is all about and the fact that there is so much world-class sporting action right here on their doorstep.”

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