For the first time in the history of athletics the best of Europe's athletes will take on the USA's leading contenders in a match to be staged in Belarus.
The match was suggested by President of the European Athletics Association Svein Arne Hansen. Such events have not been held since 1960-1970s when intercontinental duels such as USSR v USA were popular.
Dates: 9-10 September 2019
Venue: Dinamo National Olympic Stadium
About 300 athletes are expected to take part in the event. Each discipline will feature eight athletes (four from Europe and four from the United States). Final entries will be announced on 1 September.
100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m
Ambassadors of the Europe v USA Match include: world and European champions Ramil Guliyev (Turkey), Mariya Lasitskene (neutral athlete from the Russian Federation) and Katerina Stefanidi (Greece).*
*As of 5 August 2019
Sources: Belarusian Athletics Federation, the official website of the match http://www.europe-usa.com/