England set to host new athletics World Cup

A brand-new athletics World Cup will be held in London this summer.

British Athletics has announced that Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa will compete at the London Stadium on July 14-15.

The event will take place at the London Stadium. Pic: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The tournament follows on from Britain successful hosting the World Athletics and World Para Athletics championships last summer.

"This is one of the exciting innovative events we are seeing in our sport and our thanks go to British Althletics and the Mayor of London for creating it and hosting it," Sebastian Coe, the president of athletics' world governing body the Interntional Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), said.

"We have eight lanes, eight top nations, eight teams and a host of world class athletes lining up in each event to win the trophy and prize pot.

"This will be a fast-paced and exhilarating experience for athletes and fans."

PA

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