2000 athletes for IAAF World Champs
Approximately 2,000 athletes, representing more than 200 national teams, will be competing in London at the August 4-13 IAAF World Championships.
Athletics fans can look forward to intense competitions highlighted by head-to-head duels and record-breaking performances, scintillating sport, which will be relayed around the world to an accumulated 10-day audience of six billion viewers in more than 200 territories.
The 51st IAAF Congress will also be hosted in London. Congress begins with an opening ceremony and dinner on the evening of Tuesday, August 1, at the Great Hall, Guildhall. There will be two full-day working sessions, Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, at ExCel London; the first of those days is IAAF Athletics Connect, a day designed to inspire, inform, create discussion and provide opportunities to network.
The 210th IAAF Council Meeting will be held on Monday, July 31, at the Marriott West India Quay. In the same location, on Friday, August 4, as is traditional prior to every IAAF World Championships, a joint meeting will be held between the IAAF Council and the executive board of the International Olympic Committee. The 211th IAAF Council Meeting will be held on August 13, the final day of the IAAF World Championships.