The European Championships will take place from August 11 to 21 in 2022.

The dates will also coincide with LEN’s separate event in Rome.

The four sports join the programme following an evaluation process, which assessed event sustainability, costs, use of venue, the sport’s fit with the European Championships and popularity.

Organisers believe the four additions will benefit the Munich 2022 European Championships by bringing together younger audiences, innovation on social and digital platforms, as well as increasing the spread of countries winning medals and the addition of team and ball sports.

The event footprint is not expected to change despite the increased programme, while gender equality will be maintained.

Around 4,000 athletes from 50 countries are expected to compete in 158 medal events at the Championships, which will take place at the Munich Olympic Park on the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summer Games.

The majority of events and activities will take place in and around the park, with organisers vowing to create an extraordinary festival atmosphere that allows athletes from different sports to experience the event together and visitors to embrace multiple events.

The European Championships will have a central timetable, uniform branding and an overall country ranking table.