It would be difficult to miss the advertisements for the European Championships. One memorable poster depicts a young boy struggling to lift a shot putt, while beside him a professional shot putter stands by calmly, the heavy sphere resting delicately on his shoulder. The message is obvious: this stuff is not as easy as it looks.
The event can be followed from the comfort of your favourite arm chair, or you could make your intrepid way to the famed Montjuïc stadium. Tickets range from €10 to €150 for day passes or €60 to €600 for week-long passes.