2012 Euro Championship

2014 World Championship

2016 Euro Championship

2018 World Championship

Could I say:

A Euro Championship and a World Championship alternate bienally.

Or may this sentence leave open the suggestion that every second year BOTH tournaments occur and interchange in that year?

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For someone who already knows the cycle, it should make sense. However, it might be unclear for someone who is not familiar with the two events or terms.

You could clarify it by saying: ”The Euro Championship and World Championship are quadrennial events on a biannual alternating schedule.” or modify the end to ”events that alternate every two years.

The Olympics are on the same schedule so you could reference that for further explanation. Clarifying a concept by using more words to delineate it can be helpful.

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