From 4 – 13 August 2017, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will light up for a spectacular Summer of World Athletics. It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year – and you’re invited.
Over 10 magical days, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt race to glory.
The London championships will be the 16th in the event’s 34-year history with the first IAAF World Championships being hosted in Helsinki in 1983.
The most recent championships in Beijing, China, in August, 2015, saw 1931 athletes participate from a record 207 national federations. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time in its history, winning 16 medals of which seven were gold. USA have topped the medal table on 10 occasions.