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The IAAF Continental Cup (formerly known as the IAAF World Cup) is an international athletics track and field competition organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is the only world cup contested by teams representing continents, rather than national teams. The event takes place every four years in the even-year between Olympics.

The founder of the original World Cup was the Italian IAAF former President Primo Nebiolo.[1]

In 2018, the inaugural Athletics World Cup was held. This event is not related to the original IAAF World Cup or its IAAF Continental Cup successor, and the latter continues to be held.

HistoryEdit

The previous format (known as the IAAF World Cup) included separate men's and women's competitions. Eight teams would take part in each event, five continental and three national, and if the stadium had a ninth lane, the host nation would also be allowed to enter a team.

The winning men's and women's teams (and runners-up) from the preceding European Cup qualified as national teams for the World Cup, together with the United States. The continental teams comprised Africa, Asia, Oceania, the rest of the Americas (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association and Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo), and the rest of Europe.

Beginning with the 2010 event in Split, Croatia, the format was changed and the competition renamed the IAAF Continental Cup. The number of regional teams was reduced to four (Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe and the Americas) each represented by two athletes or one relay team in every event, and national teams were eliminated.

In addition, the separate men's and women's competitions were merged: the continental teams now compete for a single mixed championship.[2]

After a decision at the 206th IAAF Council Meeting, held after the 2016 Summer Olympics, long-distance events were removed from the programme, and the 4 × 400 metres relay event was modified to a mixed gender event.[3]

ResultsEdit

IAAF World CupEdit

Year Venue Cup winners Second place Third place
1977 Düsseldorf Men   East Germany United States West Germany
Women   Europe East Germany Soviet Union
1979 Montreal Men   United States Europe East Germany
Women   East Germany Soviet Union Europe
1981 Rome Men   Europe East Germany United States
Women   East Germany Europe Soviet Union
1985 Canberra Men   United States Soviet Union East Germany
Women   East Germany Soviet Union Europe
1989 Barcelona Men   United States Europe Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Women   East Germany Soviet Union America
1992 Havana Men   Africa Great Britain and Northern Ireland Europe
Women   Unified Team Europe America
1994 London Men   Africa Great Britain and Northern Ireland America
Women   Europe America Germany
1998 Johannesburg Men   Africa Europe Germany
Women   United States Europe Africa
2002 Madrid Men   Africa Europe United States
Women   Russia Europe America
2006 Athens[4] Men   Europe United States  Africa
Women   Russia Europe America

IAAF Continental CupEdit

Year Venue Cup winners Second place Third place Fourth place
2010 Split, Croatia Overall Americas
  Europe   Africa Asia/Pacific
Points 424.5[5] 410 295 292.5
Men   Europe Americas  Africa Asia/Pacific
Women Americas  Europe  Africa Asia/Pacific
2014 Marrakech, Morocco Overall   Europe Americas   Africa Asia/Pacific
Points 447.5 390 339 257.5
Men   Europe Americas  Africa Asia/Pacific
Women   Europe Americas  Africa Asia/Pacific
2018 Ostrava, Czech Republic Overall Americas   Europe Asia/Pacific   Africa
Points 262 233 188 142

IAAF Continental Cup Championships recordsEdit

Men's recordsEdit

Event Record Name Nationality Date Games Ref
100 m 9.87 (-0.2 m/s) Obadele Thompson   Barbados 11 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
200 m 19.87 (+0.1 m/s) Wallace Spearmon   United States 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
400 m 44.22 Jeremy Wariner   United States 4 September 2010 2010 Split [6]
800 m 1:43.37 David Rudisha   Kenya 5 September 2010 [7]
1500 m 3:31.20 Bernard Lagat   United States 20 September 2002 2002 Madrid
3000 m 7:32.19 Craig Mottram   Australia 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
5000 m 13:13.82 Miruts Yifter   Ethiopia 3 July 1977 1977 Düsseldorf
10000 m 27:38.43 * Werner Schildhauer   East Germany 4 September 1981 1981 Rome
3000 m steeplechase 8:09.67 Richard Mateelong   Kenya 5 September 2010 2010 Split [8]
110 m hurdles 12.96 (+0.4 m/s) Allen Johnson   United States 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
400 m hurdles 47.37 Edwin Moses   United States 4 September 1981 1981 Rome
Abderrahman Samba   Qatar 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [9]
High jump 2.40 m Javier Sotomayor   Cuba 11 September 1994 1994 London
Pole vault 5.95 m Steven Hooker   Australia 5 September 2010 2010 Split [10]
Long jump 8.52 m (0.0 m/s) Larry Myricks   United States 26 September 1979 1979 Montreal
Triple jump 17.61 m (+0.6 m/s) Yoelbi Quesada   Cuba 10 September 1994 1994 London
Shot put 22.00 m Ulf Timmermann   East Germany 5 October 1985 1985 Canberra
Discus throw 71.25 m Róbert Fazekas   Hungary 21 September 2002 2002 Madrid
Hammer throw 82.68 m Tibor Gécsek   Hungary 12 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
Javelin throw 89.26 m Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway 5 September 2010 2010 Split [11]
4 × 100 m relay 37.59 Kaaron Conwright
Wallace Spearmon
Tyson Gay
Jason Smoots
  United States 16 September 2006 2006 Athens
4 × 400 m relay 2:59.00   Nery Brenes (CRC)
  Bershawn Jackson (USA)
  Greg Nixon (USA)
  Ricardo Chambers (JAM)
Various (Americas) 5 September 2010 2010 Split [12]

Women's recordsEdit

Event Record Name Nationality Date Games Ref
100 m 10.65 (+1.1 m/s) Marion Jones   United States 12 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
200 m 21.62 (-0.6 m/s) Marion Jones   United States 11 September 1998
400 m 47.60 Marita Koch   East Germany 6 October 1985 1985 Canberra
800 m 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot   Cuba 9 September 1989 1989 Barcelona
1500 m 4:00.84 Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
3000 m 8:27.50 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [13]
5000 m 14:39.11 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
10000 m 30:52.51 * Elana Meyer   South Africa 10 September 1994 1994 London
100 m hurdles 12.47 (+0.7 m/s) Dawn Harper Nelson   United States 14 September 2014 2014 Marrakech [14]
400 m hurdles 52.96 Nezha Bidouane   Morocco 11 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
3000 m steeplechase 9:07.92 Beatrice Chepkoech   Kenya 9 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [15]
High jump 2.05 m Blanka Vlašić   Croatia 5 September 2010 2010 Split [16]
Pole vault 4.85 m Anzhelika Sidorova   Russia 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [17]
Katerina Stefanidi   Greece
Sandi Morris   United States
Long jump 7.27 m (+0.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler   East Germany 6 October 1985 1985 Canberra
Triple jump 15.25 m (+1.7 m/s) Olga Rypakova   Kazakhstan 4 September 2010 2010 Split [18]
Shot put 20.98 m Ilona Briesenick   East Germany 24 August 1979 1979 Montreal
Discus throw 71.54 m Ilke Wyludda   East Germany 10 September 1989 1989 Barcelona
Hammer throw 75.46 m DeAnna Price   United States 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [19]
Javelin throw DQ Maria Abakumova   Russia 4 September 2010 2010 Split [20]
4 × 100 m relay 41.37 Silke Gladisch
Sabine Rieger
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
  East Germany 6 October 1985 1985 Canberra
4 × 400 m relay 3:19.50 Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Dagmar Neubauer
Marita Koch
  East Germany 4 October 1985

* = last IAAF Continental Cup competition in 1994

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Past Presidents of the IAAF". iaaf.org. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ IAAF Council Meeting notes, Monaco - 21 November. IAAF (2008-11-21). Retrieved on 2009-09-11.
  3. ^ Competitions Update. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-21.
  4. ^ ""10th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 2006 Athens Olympic Stadium" photos".
  5. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/iaaf-news/team-americas-2010-iaaf-continental-cup-marra
  6. ^ "400 Metres Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-04. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "800 Metres Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles Men Results" (PDF). IAAF. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Javelin Throw Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "4x400 Metres Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "3000 Metres Women Results" (PDF). IAAF. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  14. ^ "100m Hurdles Results". IAAF. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  15. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Women Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  16. ^ "High Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  17. ^ "Pole vault Women Results" (PDF). IAAF. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-04. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  19. ^ "Hammer Throw Women Results" (PDF). IAAF. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Javelin Throw Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2010-09-04. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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