IAAF Continental Cup

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The IAAF Continental Cup (formerly known as the IAAF World Cup) was 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 took place every four years in the even-year between Olympics. It was announced in March 2020 that it was being discontinued.

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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.

History

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] In March 2020 World Athletics decided to discontinue the competition. [4]

Results

IAAF World Cup

YearVenueCup winnersSecond placeThird place
1977 Düsseldorf Men Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany United States West Germany
Women Flag of Europe.svg Europe East Germany Soviet Union
1979 Montreal Men Flag of the United States.svg United States Europe East Germany
Women Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany Soviet Union Europe
1981 Rome Men Flag of Europe.svg Europe East Germany United States
Women Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany Europe Soviet Union
1985 Canberra Men Flag of the United States.svg United States Soviet Union East Germany
Women Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany Soviet Union Europe
1989 Barcelona Men Flag of the United States.svg United States Europe Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Women Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany Soviet Union America
1992 Havana Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Great Britain and Northern Ireland Europe
Women Flag of the CIS.svg Unified Team Europe America
1994 London Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Great Britain and Northern Ireland America
Women Flag of Europe.svg Europe America Germany
1998 Johannesburg Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Europe Germany
Women Flag of the United States.svg United States Europe Africa
2002 Madrid Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Europe United States
Women Flag of Russia.svg Russia Europe America
2006 Athens [5] Men Flag of Europe.svg Europe United States Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa
Women Flag of Russia.svg Russia Europe America

IAAF Continental Cup

YearVenueCup winnersSecond placeThird placeFourth place
2010 Split, Croatia Overall Americas
Flag of Europe.svg Europe Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Asia/Pacific
Points424.5 [6] 410295292.5
Men Flag of Europe.svg Europe Americas Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Asia/Pacific
Women Americas Flag of Europe.svg Europe Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Asia/Pacific
2014 Marrakech, Morocco Overall Flag of Europe.svg Europe Americas Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Asia/Pacific
Points447.5390339257.5
Men Flag of Europe.svg Europe Americas Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Asia/Pacific
Women Flag of Europe.svg Europe Americas Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Asia/Pacific
2018 Ostrava, Czech Republic Overall Americas Flag of Europe.svg Europe Asia/Pacific Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa
Points262233188142

IAAF Continental Cup Championships records

Key to tables:   not ratified or later rescinded by IAAF

Men's records

EventRecordNameNationalityDateGamesRef
100 m 9.87 (-0.2 m/s) Obadele Thompson Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 11 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
200 m 19.87 (+0.1 m/s) Wallace Spearmon Flag of the United States.svg  United States 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
400 m 44.22 Jeremy Wariner Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4 September 2010 2010 Split [7]
800 m 1:43.37 David Rudisha Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 5 September 2010 [8]
1500 m 3:31.20 Bernard Lagat Flag of the United States.svg  United States 20 September 2002 2002 Madrid
3000 m 7:32.19 Craig Mottram Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
5000 m 13:13.82 Miruts Yifter Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 3 July 1977 1977 Düsseldorf
10000 m 27:38.43 * Werner Schildhauer Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 4 September 1981 1981 Rome
3000 m steeplechase 8:09.67 Richard Mateelong Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 5 September 2010 2010 Split [9]
110 m hurdles 12.96 (+0.4 m/s) Allen Johnson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
400 m hurdles 47.37 Edwin Moses Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4 September 1981 1981 Rome
Abderrahman Samba Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [10]
High jump 2.40 m Javier Sotomayor Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 11 September 1994 1994 London
Pole vault 5.95 m Steven Hooker Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 5 September 2010 2010 Split [11]
Long jump 8.52 m (0.0 m/s) Larry Myricks Flag of the United States.svg  United States 26 September 1979 1979 Montreal
Triple jump 17.61 m (+0.6 m/s) Yoelbi Quesada Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 10 September 1994 1994 London
Shot put 22.00 m Ulf Timmermann Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 5 October 1985 1985 Canberra
Discus throw 71.25 m Róbert Fazekas Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 21 September 2002 2002 Madrid
Hammer throw 82.68 m Tibor Gécsek Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 12 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
Javelin throw 89.26 m Andreas Thorkildsen Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 5 September 2010 2010 Split [12]
4 × 100 m relay 37.59 Kaaron Conwright
Wallace Spearmon
Tyson Gay
Jason Smoots
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 16 September 2006 2006 Athens
4 × 400 m relay 2:59.00Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Nery Brenes  (CRC)
Flag of the United States.svg  Bershawn Jackson  (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Nixon  (USA)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Ricardo Chambers  (JAM)
Various (Americas)5 September 2010 2010 Split [13]

Women's records

EventRecordNameNationalityDateGamesRef
100 m 10.65 (+1.1 m/s) Marion Jones Flag of the United States.svg  United States 12 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
200 m 21.62 (-0.6 m/s) Marion Jones Flag of the United States.svg  United States 11 September 1998
400 m 47.60 Marita Koch Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 6 October 1985 1985 Canberra
800 m 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 9 September 1989 1989 Barcelona
1500 m 4:00.84 Maryam Yusuf Jamal Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
3000 m 8:27.50 Sifan Hassan Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [14]
5000 m 14:39.11 Meseret Defar Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 17 September 2006 2006 Athens
10000 m 30:52.51 * Elana Meyer Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 10 September 1994 1994 London
100 m hurdles 12.47 (+0.7 m/s) Dawn Harper Nelson Flag of the United States.svg United States14 September 2014 2014 Marrakech [15]
400 m hurdles 52.96 Nezha Bidouane Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 11 September 1998 1998 Johannesburg
3000 m steeplechase 9:07.92 Beatrice Chepkoech Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [16]
High jump 2.05 m Blanka Vlašić Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 5 September 2010 2010 Split [17]
Pole vault 4.85 m Anzhelika Sidorova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [18]
Katerina Stefanidi Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Sandi Morris Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Long jump 7.27 m (+0.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 6 October 1985 1985 Canberra
Triple jump 15.25 m (+1.7 m/s) Olga Rypakova Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 4 September 2010 2010 Split [19]
Shot put 20.98 m Ilona Briesenick Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 24 August 1979 1979 Montreal
Discus throw 71.54 m Ilke Wyludda Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 10 September 1989 1989 Barcelona
Hammer throw 75.46 m DeAnna Price Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8 September 2018 2018 Ostrava [20]
Javelin throw 65.52 m Barbora Špotáková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 13 September 2014 2014 Marrakech
68.14 m Maria Abakumova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 4 September 2010 2010 Split [21]
4 × 100 m relay 41.37 Silke Gladisch
Sabine Rieger
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 6 October 1985 1985 Canberra
4 × 400 m relay 3:19.50 Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Dagmar Neubauer
Marita Koch
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 4 October 1985

* = last IAAF Continental Cup competition in 1994

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