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05 August 2019, 15:33

Europe v USA Match

Europe v USA Match

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.


hammer throw

triple jump

100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m

3000m steeplechase

4x100m relay

high jump

discus throw

javelin throw

shot put.

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

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