Beach volleyball, table tennis among sports added to 2022 European Championships

MUNICH, Germany -- Organizers of the 2022 European Championships on Thursday added four sports to the program for the games in Munich.

The nine-sport lineup now includes the Olympic events of beach volleyball, canoe sprint, sport climbing and table tennis.

Swimming remains absent from what organizers said is a finalized program despite talks involving broadcasters to integrate it.

The European aquatics body will hold its own championships in Rome on the same dates -- Aug. 11-21 -- as Munich also hosts track and field, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon.

The Olympic Park in Munich will be the focus of the multisport European Championships, which will involve 4,400 athletes from 50 countries.