Athletics World Cup announced

British Athletics has confirmed that eight of the worlds top athletics nations will compete in the Athletics World Cup London 2018 this summer.

Following on from the success of London 2017 which saw the capital become the first city ever to stage both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Athletics Championships in the same year, fans of the sport will once again see the best countries competing in the UK, in the greatest athletics stadium in the world.

The competition format featuring all field and track events up to and including the 1500m will star the world’s eight leading athletics nations over those disciplines: USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa. The ground-breaking two-day event takes place under floodlights across Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July at the London Stadium.

Each nation will be competing for a $2million prize pot over two evening sessions of athletics under the lights.

With just one man and one women from each nation selected in each event in an all-straight final format, the biggest competing nations are set to be welcomed back to London this summer, with registrations opening today (5 February) on www.athleticsworldcup.org  following which a ballot for tickets will be held in April 2018. 

London World Cup logo

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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