2017 World Championships in Athletics

The 2017 IAAF World Championships was the 16th edition of the global athletics competition organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations and was held in London from 4 to 13 August 2017. London was officially awarded the championships on 11 November 2011.[1]

IAAF World Championships
London 2017
2017 World Championships in Athletics logo
Host city London, United Kingdom
Dates 4–13 August
Main venue London Stadium
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Bidding process

When the seeking deadline passed on 1 September 2011, two candidate cities (London and Doha) had confirmed their candidatures.[2] Barcelona, which investigated a bid, withdrew citing a lack of support from the local population and financial difficulties.[3]

On 5 September 2011, Doha launched its marketing bid for the 2017 World Championships.[4] The slogan of the bid was "The RIGHT PARTNER for a stronger World Championships." The bid was led by Abdullah Al Zaini and Aphrodite Moschoudi. Moschoudi successfully led Qatar's bid for the 2015 Handball World Championships. Doha also brought in Brian Roe, a member of the IAAF Technical Committee. The bid was for the championships to be held in the renovated, climate-controlled Khalifa Stadium.[5] The Corniche promenade was to hold the road races, with the committee proposing to hold the marathon at night after the opening ceremony.[6]

On 6 September 2011, London unveiled its bid for the 2017 championships with the slogan "Ready to break records." This was London's fourth bid in less than 15 years to host the event.[7][8] The London bid team said that if their bid was successful they would introduce the "Women in World Athletics" programme.[9]

The IAAF Evaluation Commission visited London on 2–4 October and Doha on 4–6 October. On 11 November 2011, the winner was officially announced as London.[10]

Venue

2012 Hours To Go Olympic stadium
The London Stadium in 2012

The championships were held in the London Stadium in Stratford, London, which hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, and has a capacity of 60,000.

Six days before the events were due to begin, it was reported that more than 660,000 tickets had been sold, which was a new record for the World Championships, surpassing the previous record of 417,156 tickets sold for Berlin 2009.[11]

Media coverage

Rights to televise the championships in the United Kingdom were held by the BBC.[12] NBCUniversal was the rights holder in the United States.[13][14][15] In Canada, rights to televise the championships belonged to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.[16]

Mascot

The mascots for the IAAF Championships and World ParaAthletics Championships were unveiled in April 2017, and chosen through a children's design contest organised by the BBC programme Blue Peter. The mascots represent "everyday" endangered species of the UK; the IAAF Championships mascot is an anthropomorphic hedgehog named Hero the Hedgehog, and for the ParaAthletics, Whizbee the Bee.[17]

Entry standards

The qualification period for the 10,000 metres, marathon, race walks, relays, and combined events runs from 1 January 2016 to 23 July 2017. For all other events, the qualification period runs from 1 October 2016 to 23 July 2017.

Event Men Women
100 metres 10.12 11.26
200 metres 20.44 23.10
400 metres 45.50 52.10
800 metres 1:45.90 2:01.00
1500 metres (mile) 3:36.00 (3:53.40) 4:07.50 (4:26.70)
3000 metres steeplechase 8:32.00 9:42.00
5000 metres 13:22.60 15:22.00
10,000 metres 27:45.00 32:15.00
110/100 metre hurdles 13.48 12.98
400 metres hurdles 49.35 56.10
High jump 2.30 m 1.94 m
Pole vault 5.70 m 4.55 m
Long jump 8.15 m 6.75 m
Triple jump 16.80 m 14.10 m
Shot put 20.50 m 17.75 m
Discus throw 65.00 m 61.20 m
Hammer throw 76.00 m 71.00 m
Javelin throw 83.00 m 61.40 m
Marathon 2:19:00 2:45:00
Decathlon/Heptathlon 8100 6200
20 kilometres race walk 1:24:00 1:36:00
50 kilometres race walk 4:06:00 4:30:00

Event schedule

The Women's 50 kilometres walk was held for the first time.[18]

P Preliminary Round Q Qualification H Heats S Semi-final F Final
Event 4
Aug
5
Aug
6
Aug
7
Aug
8
Aug
9
Aug
10
Aug
11
Aug
12
Aug
13
Aug
A M A M A A A A A M A M A M A

Men 100 m P S
H F
200 m H S F
400 m H S F
800 m H S F
1500 m H S F
5000 m H F
10,000 m F
Marathon F
3000 m steeplechase H F
110 m hurdles H S F
400 m hurdles H S F
Decathlon F F F F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
20 km walk F
50 km walk F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
Women 100 m H S
F
200 m H S F
400 m H S F
800 m H S F
1500 m H S F
5000 m H F
10,000 m F
Marathon F
3000 m steeplechase H F
100 m hurdles H S F
400 m hurdles H S F
Heptathlon F F F F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
20 km walk F
50 km walk F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F

Event summary

Men

Track

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Justin Gatlin
 United States (USA)
9.92 SB, WMR Christian Coleman
 United States (USA)
9.94 Usain Bolt
 Jamaica (JAM)
9.95 SB
200 metres
Ramil Guliyev
 Turkey (TUR)
20.09 Wayde van Niekerk
 South Africa (RSA)
20.11 Jereem Richards
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
20.11
400 metres
Wayde van Niekerk
 South Africa (RSA)
43.98 Steven Gardiner
 Bahamas (BAH)
44.41 Abdalelah Haroun
 Qatar (QAT)
44.48 SB
800 metres
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
 France (FRA)
1:44.67 SB Adam Kszczot
 Poland (POL)
1:44.95 SB Kipyegon Bett
 Kenya (KEN)
1:45.21
1500 metres
Elijah Manangoi
 Kenya (KEN)
3:33.61 Timothy Cheruiyot
 Kenya (KEN)
3:33.99 Filip Ingebrigtsen
 Norway (NOR)
3:34.53
5000 metres
Muktar Edris
 Ethiopia (ETH)
13:32.79 Mo Farah
 Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
13:33.22 Paul Chelimo
 United States (USA)
13:33.30
10,000 metres
Mo Farah
 Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
26:49.51 WL Joshua Cheptegei
 Uganda (UGA)
26:49.93 PB Paul Tanui
 Kenya (KEN)
26:50.60 SB
Marathon
Geoffrey Kirui
 Kenya (KEN)
2:08:26 Tamirat Tola
 Ethiopia (ETH)
2:09:48 Alphonce Simbu
 Tanzania (TAN)
2:09:50
110 metres hurdles
Omar McLeod
 Jamaica (JAM)
13.04 Sergey Shubenkov
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)
13.14 Balázs Baji
 Hungary (HUN)
13.28
400 metres hurdles
Karsten Warholm
 Norway (NOR)
48.35 Yasmani Copello
 Turkey (TUR)
48.49 Kerron Clement
 United States (USA)
48.52
3000 metres steeplechase
Conseslus Kipruto
 Kenya (KEN)
8:14.12 Soufiane El Bakkali
 Morocco (MAR)
8:14.49 Evan Jager
 United States (USA)
8:15.53
20 kilometres walk
Éider Arévalo
 Colombia (COL)
1:18:53 NR Sergey Shirobokov
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)
1:18:55 Caio Bonfim
 Brazil (BRA)
1:19:04 NR
50 kilometres walk
Yohann Diniz
 France (FRA)
3:33:12 CR Hirooki Arai
 Japan (JPN)
3:41:17 SB Kai Kobayashi
 Japan (JPN)
3:41:19 PB
4 × 100 metres relay
 Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Chijindu Ujah
Adam Gemili
Danny Talbot
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
37.47 WL, AR  United States (USA)
Mike Rodgers
Justin Gatlin
Jaylen Bacon
Christian Coleman
BeeJay Lee*
37.52 SB  Japan (JPN)
Shuhei Tada
Shota Iizuka
Yoshihide Kiryu
Kenji Fujimitsu
Asuka Cambridge*
38.04 SB
4 × 400 metres relay
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Jarrin Solomon
Jereem Richards
Machel Cedenio
Lalonde Gordon
Renny Quow*
2:58.12 WL, NR  United States (USA)
Wilbert London III
Gil Roberts
Michael Cherry
Fred Kerley
Bryshon Nellum*
Tony McQuay*
2:58.65 SB  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Matthew Hudson-Smith
Rabah Yousif
Dwayne Cowan
Martyn Rooney
Jack Green*
2:59.00 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

Field

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
Mutaz Essa Barshim
 Qatar (QAT)
2.35 m Danil Lysenko
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)
2.32 m Majededdin Ghazal
 Syria (SYR)
2.29 m
Pole vault
Sam Kendricks
 United States (USA)
5.95 m Piotr Lisek
 Poland (POL)
5.89 m Renaud Lavillenie
 France (FRA)
5.89 m SB
Long jump
Luvo Manyonga
 South Africa (RSA)
8.48 m Jarrion Lawson
 United States (USA)
8.44 m Rushwahl Samaai
 South Africa (RSA)
8.32 m
Triple jump
Christian Taylor
 United States (USA)
17.68 m Will Claye
 United States (USA)
17.63 m Nelson Évora
 Portugal (POR)
17.19 m
Shot put
Tomas Walsh
 New Zealand (NZL)
22.03 m Joe Kovacs
 United States (USA)
21.66 m Stipe Žunić
 Croatia (CRO)
21.46 m
Discus throw
Andrius Gudžius
 Lithuania (LTU)
69.21 m PB Daniel Ståhl
 Sweden (SWE)
69.19 m Mason Finley
 United States (USA)
68.03 m PB
Javelin throw
Johannes Vetter
 Germany (GER)
89.89 m Jakub Vadlejch
 Czech Republic (CZE)
89.73 m PB Petr Frydrych
 Czech Republic (CZE)
88.32 m PB
Hammer throw
Paweł Fajdek
 Poland (POL)
79.81 m Valeriy Pronkin
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)
78.16 m Wojciech Nowicki
 Poland (POL)
78.03 m
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Combined

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Decathlon
Kévin Mayer
 France (FRA)
8768 WL Rico Freimuth
 Germany (GER)
8564 Kai Kazmirek
 Germany (GER)
8488 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women

Track

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Tori Bowie
 United States (USA)
10.85 SB Marie-Josée Ta Lou
 Ivory Coast (CIV)
10.86 PB Dafne Schippers
 Netherlands (NED)
10.96
200 metres
Dafne Schippers
 Netherlands (NED)
22.05 SB Marie-Josée Ta Lou
 Ivory Coast (CIV)
22.08 NR Shaunae Miller-Uibo
 Bahamas (BAH)
22.15
400 metres
Phyllis Francis
 United States (USA)
49.92 PB Salwa Eid Naser
 Bahrain (BHR)
50.06 NR Allyson Felix
 United States (USA)
50.08
800 metres
Caster Semenya
 South Africa (RSA)
1:55.16 WL, NR Francine Niyonsaba
 Burundi (BDI)
1:55.92 Ajee Wilson
 United States (USA)
1:56.65
1500 metres
Faith Kipyegon
 Kenya (KEN)
4:02.59 Jennifer Simpson
 United States (USA)
4:02.76 Caster Semenya
 South Africa (RSA)
4:02.90
5000 metres
Hellen Obiri
 Kenya (KEN)
14:34.86 Almaz Ayana
 Ethiopia (ETH)
14:40.35 SB Sifan Hassan
 Netherlands (NED)
14:42.73
10,000 metres
Almaz Ayana
 Ethiopia (ETH)
30:16.32 WL Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia (ETH)
31:02.69 SB Agnes Jebet Tirop
 Kenya (KEN)
31:03.50 PB
Marathon
Rose Chelimo
 Bahrain (BHR)
2:27:11 Edna Kiplagat
 Kenya (KEN)
2:27:18 Amy Cragg
 United States (USA)
2:27:18
100 metres hurdles
Sally Pearson
 Australia (AUS)
12.59 Dawn Harper-Nelson
 United States (USA)
12.63 SB Pamela Dutkiewicz
 Germany (GER)
12.72
400 metres hurdles
Kori Carter
 United States (USA)
53.07 Dalilah Muhammad
 United States (USA)
53.50 Ristananna Tracey
 Jamaica (JAM)
53.74 PB
3000 metres steeplechase
Emma Coburn
 United States (USA)
9:02.58 CR Courtney Frerichs
 United States (USA)
9:03.77 PB Hyvin Jepkemoi
 Kenya (KEN)
9:04.03
20 kilometres walk
Yang Jiayu
 China (CHN)
1:26:18 PB Lupita González
 Mexico (MEX)
1:26:19 SB Antonella Palmisano
 Italy (ITA)
1:26:36 PB
50 kilometres walk
Inês Henriques
 Portugal (POR)
4:05:56 WR Yin Hang
 China (CHN)
4:08:58 AR Yang Shuqing
 China (CHN)
4:20:50
4 × 100 metres relay
 United States (USA)
Aaliyah Brown
Allyson Felix
Morolake Akinosun
Tori Bowie
Ariana Washington*
41.82 WL  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Asha Philip
Desirèe Henry
Dina Asher-Smith
Daryll Neita
42.12  Jamaica (JAM)
Jura Levy
Natasha Morrison
Simone Facey
Sashalee Forbes
Christania Williams*
42.19 SB
4 × 400 metres relay
 United States (USA)
Quanera Hayes
Allyson Felix
Shakima Wimbley
Phyllis Francis
Kendall Ellis*
Natasha Hastings*
3:19:02 WL  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Zoey Clark
Laviai Nielsen
Eilidh Doyle
Emily Diamond
Perri Shakes-Drayton*
3:25:00  Poland (POL)
Małgorzata Hołub
Iga Baumgart
Aleksandra Gaworska
Justyna Święty
Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz*
Martyna Dąbrowska*
3:25:41 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

Field

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
Mariya Lasitskene
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)
2.03 m Yuliya Levchenko
 Ukraine (UKR)
2.01 m PB Kamila Lićwinko
 Poland (POL)
1.99 m SB
Pole vault
Katerina Stefanidi
 Greece (GRE)
4.91 m WL, NR Sandi Morris
 United States (USA)
4.75 m Robeilys Peinado
 Venezuela (VEN)
Yarisley Silva
 Cuba (CUB)
4.65 m =NR
4.65 m
Long jump
Brittney Reese
 United States (USA)
7.02 m Darya Klishina
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)
7.00 m SB Tianna Bartoletta
 United States (USA)
6.97 m
Triple jump
Yulimar Rojas
 Venezuela (VEN)
14.91 m Caterine Ibargüen
 Colombia (COL)
14.89 m SB Olga Rypakova
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)
14.77 m SB
Shot put
Gong Lijiao
 China (CHN)
19.94 m Anita Márton
 Hungary (HUN)
19.49 m Michelle Carter
 United States (USA)
19.14 m
Discus throw
Sandra Perković
 Croatia (CRO)
70.31 m Dani Stevens
 Australia (AUS)
69.64 m Mélina Robert-Michon
 France (FRA)
66.21 m SB
Hammer throw
Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland (POL)
77.90 m Wang Zheng
 China (CHN)
75.98 m Malwina Kopron
 Poland (POL)
74.76 m
Javelin throw
Barbora Špotáková
 Czech Republic (CZE)
66.76 m Li Lingwei
 China (CHN)
66.25 m PB Lü Huihui
 China (CHN)
65.26 m
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Combined

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Heptathlon
Nafissatou Thiam
 Belgium (BEL)
6784 Carolin Schäfer
 Germany (GER)
6696 Anouk Vetter
 Netherlands (NED)
6636
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal table

  *   Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 10 11 9 30
2  Kenya (KEN) 5 2 4 11
3  South Africa (RSA) 3 1 2 6
4  France (FRA) 3 0 2 5
5  China (CHN) 2 3 2 7
6  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)* 2 3 1 6
7  Ethiopia (ETH) 2 3 0 5
8  Poland (POL) 2 2 4 8
 ANA[1] 1 5 0 6
9  Germany (GER) 1 2 2 5
10  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 1 1 3
11  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
 Bahrain (BHR) 1 1 0 2
 Colombia (COL) 1 1 0 2
 Turkey (TUR) 1 1 0 2
15  Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 3 4
 Netherlands (NED) 1 0 3 4
17  Croatia (CRO) 1 0 1 2
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 1 2
 Portugal (POR) 1 0 1 2
 Qatar (QAT) 1 0 1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 1 0 1 2
 Venezuela (VEN) 1 0 1 2
23  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
 Lithuania (LTU) 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 1
27  Ivory Coast (CIV) 0 2 0 2
28  Japan (JPN) 0 1 2 3
29  Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 1 2
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 1 2
31  Burundi (BDI) 0 1 0 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 1 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
 Uganda (UGA) 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1
37  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Cuba (CUB) 0 0 1 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 0 1 1
 Syria (SYR) 0 0 1 1
 Tanzania (TAN) 0 0 1 1
Total 48 48 49 145
Notes

^[1] IAAF does not include the six medals (1 gold and 5 silver) won by athletes competing as Authorised Neutral Athletes in their official medal table.[19]

Placing table

In the IAAF placing table the total score is obtained from assigning eight points to the first place and so on to one point for the eight placed finalists. Points are shared in situations where a tie occurs. 65 IAAF members received points. [20]   *   Host nation

Rank Country 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 5 6 7 8 Points
1  United States (USA) 10 11 9 2 6 5 4 4 272
2  Kenya (KEN) 5 2 4 5 2 2 3 1 124
3  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2 3 1 5 3 6 2 3 105
4  Poland (POL) 2 2 4 0 3 3 5 1 86
5  China (CHN) 2 3 2 3 1 1 3 4 81
6  Germany (GER) 1 2 2 3 4 3 1 2 78
7  Ethiopia (ETH) 2 3 0 2 3 1 3 2 70
8  France (FRA) 3 0 2 4 1 2 0 2 68
8  Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 3 4 3 2 0 4 68
10  South Africa (RSA) 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 52
11  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 2 40
12  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 37
13  Cuba (CUB) 0 0 1 3 2 1 1 1 35
14  Canada (CAN) 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 3 30
15  Bahrain (BHR) 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 26
16  Japan (JPN) 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 25
17  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 23
17  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 23
19  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 21
19  Turkey (TUR) 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 21
21  Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 19
21  Ivory Coast (CIV) 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 19
21  Colombia (COL) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 19
21  Croatia (CRO) 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 19
25  Portugal (POR) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 17
26  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 16
26  Qatar (QAT) 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 16
28  Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 15
29  Botswana (BOT) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 14
29  Spain (ESP) 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 14
29  Norway (NOR) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
29  Venezuela (VEN) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
33  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
34  Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 12
35  Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11
36  Lithuania (LTU) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
37  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9
37  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
37  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9
40  Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
40  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
40  Morocco (MAR) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
40  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8

Participants

Below is the list of countries and other neutral groupings who participated in the championships and the requested number of athlete places for each.

Russian suspension

Russia is currently indefinitely suspended from international competition due to a doping scandal, and will therefore not be present at the Championships. Nevertheless, 19 Russian athletes have been allowed to participate in international competition included as "authorised neutral athletes" at London 2017 following a long process to show that they were not directly implicated in Russia's state doping program.[21] These athletes include Mariya Lasitskene (high jump), Sergey Shubenkov (110 metres hurdles), Ilya Shkurenev (decathlon), Aleksandr Menkov (long jump) and Anzhelika Sidorova (pole vault) plus names from 2016 such as Darya Klishina (long jump) [22][a]

Refugees

For the first time, an Athlete Refugee Team delegation was present at the competition, mirroring the efforts to include refugee athletes that had occurred at the athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics. A total of five athletes – all of them Kenya-based refugees – were entered as part of the Athlete Refugee Team, including Somalian Ahmed Bashir Farah, Ethiopian Kadar Omar Abdullahi, and South Sudanese middle-distance runners Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu, Rose Lokonyen and Anjelina Lohalith,[24][25][26]

Quarantine

An outbreak of norovirus occurred at a local hotel affecting 30 athletes and officials.[27]

Doping

An anti-doping programme was overseen at the championships for the first time by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) – an independent anti-doping board within the IAAF. A total of 1513 samples were collected at the competition and were sent to Ghent for analysis by a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory . The samples comprised 596 urine sample (212 of which were tested for erythropoietin) and 917 blood samples. The blood samples were divided into two forms – 725 were taken to feed into the long-term athlete biological passport initiative and 192 were taken specifically to identify use of human growth hormone and erythropoiesis stimulating agents. The in-competition anti-doping scheme was complemented by a more extensive out-of-competition testing programme, which was intelligence and performance-led and amounted to over 2000 blood tests and over 3000 urine samples.[28][29] An anti-doping education initiative also took place, led by the AIU and the IAAF Athletes' Commission, including an Athletes' Integrity Pledge which was taken by around 2500 athletes.[30]

Two of Ukraine's foremost athletes, Olesya Povkh and Olha Zemlyak, were suspended for failed doping tests immediately before the championships in London.[31]

The initial findings of the in-competition tests were that three athletes tested positive for doping, none of whom were medalists.[32] The names of the athletes were not announced, allowing the athletes to contest the result and request a b-sample test.

Notes

  1. ^ On 31 July 2017, IAAF announced that Russia was still banned indefinitely unless several criteria for reinstatement were met, including meaningful drugs testing being conducted and more acceptance of the McLaren report which exposed the country's state-sponsored doping and led to the ban.[23]

See also

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