14th March 2018
EVENT SCHEDULE REVEALED AHEAD OF INAUGURAL ATHLETICS WORLD CUP
The event schedule ahead of the Athletics World Cup has today been revealed as the countdown to this summer’s event continues.
Set to take place on 14-15 July at the London Stadium, the Athletics World Cup will see the globe’s top-eight nations – China, South Africa, USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, Germany, Jamaica and France – go head to head over two days in a points-scoring system.
Featuring all eight field events alongside all track events from 100m through to the 1500m, plus 4x100m and 4x400m relays, each of the two Athletics World Cup sessions will feature an even split of eight field events and nine track events, with each evening building to finish with the aforementioned relay races.
Saturday’s session will feature highly competitive female field events as the women’s javelin, hammer throw, pole vault and long jump take centre stage, while action on the track will feature a multitude of sprints, hurdles and middle-distance races before the men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x400m bring the session to a close.
Set to decide who takes home the Athletics World Cup trophy, the eight nations’ bid to continue scoring maximum points will pick back up at pace on Sunday; field events on the night including the men’s pole vault, hammer throw and women’s high jump among others. The Cup is then set to conclude with the men’s 100m and 4x400m and women’s 4x100m, following which the winning nation will be presented with the Athletics World Cup trophy.
Timings for the Athletics World Cup will be confirmed in due course, with each session expected to run from 7-10pm.
Registrations for the Athletics World Cup are now open here, with the closure in the days prior to April 4 to be followed by a ticketing ballot.