European Athletics Championships 2016: Great Britain name team

Tiffany Porter
Porter (centre) will defender her European title in the 100m women's hurdles in Amsterdam

Tiffany Porter, Greg Rutherford, Martyn Rooney and Jo Pavey lead a 98-strong British team for July's European Championships in the Netherlands.

Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Gemili and James Dasaolu will also compete but Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Mo Farah will be absent.

The squad is a mix of athletes who have already qualified for the Olympics, and others still hoping to book a spot.

Farah, Johnson-Thompson and Ennis-Hill declined selection, to prepare for Rio.

The championships in Amsterdam will run from 6 to 10 July, with British Athletics naming its final squad for August's Olympics on 11 July.

Neil Black, the performance director for British Athletics, said: "With the European Championships and Olympic Games scheduled so close together you have to take a sensible approach to selection and look at what is best for each athlete as an individual.

"With a firm focus towards Rio, we have liaised with athletes selected for the Olympics, and their coaches, before making a decision on selection."

The British squad for the European Championships in full

Team GB athletes for Rio confirmed so far

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