GLASGOW will co-host the inaugural European Sports Championships in 2018, a multi-sport competition which is to include athletics, swimming and cycling.
The city, which hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, will combine with Berlin for the event, with almost 3,000 athletes from aquatics, cycling, rowing and triathlon competing in Scotland.
A further 1,500 athletes will compete in Berlin as part of the venture, which will take place across 10 to 12 days.
The event will be funded jointly by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.
Swimming will take place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, diving and synchronised swimming at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, and open-water swimming at Loch Lomond.