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IAAF World Championships Tickets
Standing for the International Association of Athletics Federation, the IAAF is the foremost organisation in all things athletics, with the association running the World Championships of Athletics since as far back as 1983. Suffice to say with the IAAF World Championships taking place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, you can be there to witness some of the world's top athletes compete for those sought after medals. With events including all forms of track and field competitions, you can get all of your IAAF World Championships tickets right here at StubHub. And don't forget, with our FanProtect™ Guarantee you can buy your tickets with complete confidence.
IAAF World Championships history
Despite their first even occurring in 1983, the idea of an annual Athletics World Championships has been circulating since the late '70s. Despite the Olympics giving athletes the chance to test their skills, the 4-year gap between every Olympics is actually what gave rise to the World Championships we know today. With the first major competition hosted at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, an unprecedented 1,300 athletes competed, representing a total of 154 countries. Only 20 years later, the IAAF World Championships, this particular competition in Paris, boasted 1,907 athletes representing 2o3 countries. A competition of many firsts, the competition holds a special place for female athlete's, as the tournament can boast being the first to host a number of women's events including pole vault, triple jump, hammer and the 5000m race!
IAAF World Championship's most successful countries and athletes
Over the years the country to have earned the most medals actually stands with the United States, who can boast a total of 323 medals, 143 of them being gold. Coming in at second place is Russia with 170, and Kenya with 128. With the 2017 World Championship set to be hosted in London, Great Britain will be looking to accrue their own medals from this incredible competition. Fans of track and field may well know of the extraordinary sprinter Usain Bolt, whose time at the IAAF World Championships has earned him a total of 13 medals, making Jamaica proud. Other athletes to have made a mark in the competition include Spaniard race walker Jesus Angel Garcia, American sprinters LaShawn Merritt and Kendra Harrison.
Other track and field events like the IAAF World Championships
Don't forget you can also keep track of the British Athletics Team right here at StubHub, and if you're a fan of international events, then you can't get much more exciting than Wimbledon, a constant source of athletic entertainment!
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