2017 World Championships in Athletics

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IAAF World Championships
London 2017
2017 World Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host city London, United Kingdom
Dates 4–13 August
Main venue Olympic Stadium
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The 2017 IAAF World Championships are the 16th edition and are scheduled to be held in August 2017 in London, United Kingdom. London was officially awarded the Championships by the IAAF, in Monaco on 11 November 2011,[1] this championship is to be sprinter Usain Bolt's and distance runner Mo Farah's last.

Bidding process[edit]

When the seeking deadline passed on 1 September 2011, two candidate cities (London and Doha) had confirmed their candidatures.[2] Barcelona, which investigated a bid, withdrew citing a lack of support from the local population and financial difficulties.[3] IAAF Evaluation Commission will evaluate the bids of the two cities, the commission visited London on 2 October before departing for Doha on 4 October and staying there until 6 October with the final announcement of the winner on 11 November 2011.[4] On 11 November 2011, the winner was officially announced as London.

Doha[edit]

On 5 September 2011 Doha launched its marketing bid for the 2017 World Championships,[5] the slogan of the bid was "The RIGHT PARTNER for a stronger World Championships." The bid was led by Abdullah Al Zaini and Aphrodite Moschoudi. Moschoudi successfully led Qatar's bid for the 2015 Handball World Championships. Doha also brought in Brian Roe, a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Technical Committee, the bid was for the championships to be held in the renovated, climate-controlled Khalifa Stadium.[6] The Corniche prominade was to hold the road races, with the committee proposing to hold the marathon at night after the opening ceremony.[7]

London[edit]

On 6 September 2011, London unveiled its bid for the 2017 championships with the slogan "Ready to break records." This was London's fourth bid in less than 15 years to host the event.[8][9] The London bid team said that if their bid was successful they would introduce the "Women in World Athletics" programme.[10]

Venue[edit]

The championships will be held in the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London, which has a capacity of 60,000.

The Olympic Stadium in 2012

Media coverage[edit]

Rights to televise the championships in the United Kingdom belong to the BBC;[11] in the United States, NBC Sports holds rights to the event.[12][13][14][15]

Marketing[edit]

Mascot[edit]

The mascots for the IAAF Championships and World ParaAthetics Championships were unveiled in April 2017, and chosen through a children's design contest organized by the BBC programme Blue Peter, the mascots represent "everyday" endangered species of the UK; the IAAF Championships mascot is an anthropomorphic hedgehog named Hero.[16]

Entry standards[edit]

The qualification period for the 10,000m, marathon, race walks, relays, and combined events runs from 1 January 2016 to 23 July 2017, for all other events, the qualification period runs from 1 October 2016 to 23 July 2017.

Event Men Women
100 metres 10.12 11.26
200 metres 20.44 23.10
400 metres 45.50 52.10
800 metres 1:45.90 2:01.00
1500 metres (mile) 3:36.00 (3:53.40) 4:07.50 (4:26.70)
3000 metres steeplechase 8:32.00 9:42.00
5000 metres 13:22.60 15:22.00
10,000 metres 27:45.00 32:15.00
110/100 metre hurdles 13.48 12.98
400 metres hurdles 49.35 56.10
High jump 2.30 m 1.94 m
Pole vault 5.70 m 4.55 m
Long jump 8.15 m 6.75 m
Triple jump 16.80 m 14.10 m
Shot put 20.50 m 17.75 m
Discus throw 65.00 m 61.20 m
Hammer throw 76.00 m 71.00 m
Javelin throw 83.00 m 61.40 m
Marathon 2:19:00 2:45:00
Decathlon/Heptathlon 8100 6200
20 kilometres race walk 1:24:00 1:36:00
50 kilometres race walk 4:06:00 N/A

Participating nations[edit]

Russia is currently indefinitely suspended from international competition, and will therefore not be present at the Championships. Nevertheless, 12 Russian athletes have been allowed to participate as "authorized neutral athletes" following a long process proving that those athletes never had contact with Russia's state doping program, these athletes are Aleksiy Sokirskiy (hammer throw), Ilya Mudrov (fr) (pole vault), Sergey Shubenkov (110m hurdles), Sergey Shirobokov (ru) (racewalking), Daniil Tsyplakov (high jump), Darya Klishina (long jump), Yuliya Stepanova (800m), Mariya Kuchina (high jump), Olga Mullina (pl) (pole vault), Yana Smerdova (racewalking), Anzhelika Sidorova (pole vault), and Kristina Sivkova (fr) (sprints).[17]

Event summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Track[edit]

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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200 metres
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400 metres
details
800 metres
details
1500 metres
details
5000 metres
details
10,000 metres
details
Marathon
details
110 metres hurdles
details
400 metres hurdles
details
3000 metres steeplechase
details
20 kilometres walk
details
50 kilometres walk
details
4 × 100 metres relay
details
4 × 400 metres relay
details

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Field[edit]

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Pole vault
details
Long jump
details
Triple jump
details
Shot put
details
Discus throw
details
Javelin throw
details
Hammer throw
details

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Combined[edit]

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Decathlon
details

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women[edit]

Track[edit]

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
200 metres
details
400 metres
details
800 metres
details
1500 metres
details
5000 metres
details
10,000 metres
details
Marathon
details
100 metres hurdles
details
400 metres hurdles
details
3000 metres steeplechase
details
20 kilometres walk
details
4 × 100 metres relay
details
4 × 400 metres relay
details

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Field[edit]

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Pole vault
details
Long jump
details
Triple jump
details
Shot put
details
Discus throw
details
Hammer throw
details
Javelin throw
details

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Combined[edit]

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Heptathlon
details

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAAF.org (2007-08-25). "London selected to host 2017 IAAF World Championships". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  2. ^ "IAAF Council Meeting – Doha 2010, 15 March". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Two bidders for 2017 World Athletics Championships after Barcelona withdrawal". Inside the games. 2 September 2010. 
  4. ^ IAAF.org (2011-09-20). "2017 IAAF World Championships Evaluation". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  5. ^ Qatar submits bid for 2017 world athletics event
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Doha 2017 promise to "overcome technical and mental barriers" to stage World Championships | Athletics". insidethegames.biz. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Doha 2017 Candidate City for 2017 IAAF World Championships | Venues". Doha-2017.com. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  8. ^ "UK bids for 2017 World Athletics". BBC News. 11 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "London 2017 unveil World Championship logo and slogan | Athletics". insidethegames.biz. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  10. ^ "London 2017 announces Women in World Athletics programme". European-athletics.org. Archived from the original on 14 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  11. ^ "BBC wins broadcast rights to 2015 and 2017 World Championships". BBC. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "IAAF and Universal Sports Network extend USA broadcasting agreement through to 2019". IAAF. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "NBCUniversal acquires Universal Sports programming from World Championship Sports Network". NBC Sports Group. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Olympic Sports Schedule". NBC Sports Group. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER LIVE STREAMING PRODUCT NBC SPORTS GOLD OFFERS MORE THAN 25 MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS FROM APRIL TO DECEMBER 2017". NBC Sports Group. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "'Hero' and 'Whizbee' are named as World Championships 2017 mascots". BBC Sport. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  17. ^ "IAAF approves the application of seven Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 

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