The 19th edition of the European Throwing Cup, which will be held on 9 and 10 March 2019 in x-bionic® sphere, will be another event under the title of European Athletics in Slovakia. In the past, the Slovak Athletics Federation (SAF) has already organised several events for the continental top-class athletes – in December 2017, the European Cross Country Championship in Šamorín, in 1998, 2001 and 2013, the European Race Walking Cup, and up to six times it hosted one of the Leagues of the European Team Championships, resp. European Cup of Teams (1st league – 2002, 2nd league – 2000, 2006, 2008, 2009, 3rd league – 2013). SAF will also provide athletic competitions at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Košice in 2021.
In June 2016, the European Athletics decided to award the 19th European Throwing Cup to Šamorín. The best European continental throwers – shot putters, discus throwers, hammer throwers, and javelin throwers – start at the European Cup every year in March. Men, women, men under 23 and women under 23 will compete.