Press Release02 Aug 2013

206 nations set to compete at the IAAF World Championships


IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 logo (© IAAF)

The IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013, which will take place in the Russian capital from 10 to 18 August 2013, is set to be the biggest ever IAAF championship.

With the deadline for the Final Entries now closed, no fewer than 206 IAAF Member Federations have confirmed their participation.

The previous highest number of nations present at an IAAF World Championships was 200 at both Seville 1999 and Berlin 2009.

With a total of 1974 athletes having been entered (1106 men and 868 women), the record of participants is also on course to be broken as the previously most attended championships in terms of athletes was Berlin 2009 with 1895.