LONDON (Xinhua) --
The Athletics World Cup London 2018 will take
place at the London Olympic Stadium on 14-15 July 2018, British
Athletics announced on Monday.
It was announced
that eight of the top athletics coutries, including the United
States, Britain, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and
South Africa, will battle for the inaugural World Cup Trophy.
Each country will be
competing for a two million US dollars prize pot over two
evening sessions of athletics under the lights.
One man and one
women from each country will be selected in each event in an
all-straight final format.
Sebastian Coe, the
president of world’s athletics governing body, says he is fully
in support of the event.
“This is one of the
exciting innovative events we are seeing in our sport and our
thanks go to British Athletics and the Mayor of London for
creating it and hosting it,” he said. “We have 8 lanes, 8 top
nations, 8 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,”