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 10th IAAF WORLD CUP IN ATHLETICS
ATHENS, GREECE – 16-17 SEPTEMBER 2006

Date and Location of Award of Competition
The competition was awarded to Athens (GRE) by the IAAF Council at its meeting in August 2005 in Helsinki (FIN).The dates were approved during the same Council Meeting.

General Comments
Athens has 760,000 inhabitants, but the metropolitan area has approximately 5 million people, which represents one third of the entire Greek population.

The altitude is sea level.

The climate at the time of the Championships is rather hot with the average temperature around 28°C. and average humidity of 40%, with no rain.

The Official Airport is the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

The venue is the Olympic Stadium where the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the 2004 Olympic Games took place. The Stadium can seat 72,500 spectators

Track description

            - the surface brand is Mondo, laid down in 2004;
            - 9th lane laid in 2006          

The host broadcaster will be ERT.

Organising Member
Association Hellénique d’Athlétisme Amateur (SEGAS)
137 Syngrou Avenue Tel.: + 30 210 934 4126
Athens 17121 Fax: + 30 210 934 2980
Greece email: segas@internet.gr
web: www.segas.gr
President: Vassilios Sevastis
General Secretary: Georgios Chalkidis

Local Organising Committee
Comité Olympique Hellenique
52 avenue Dimitriou Vikelas Tel.: + 30 210 275 2167
15233 Halandri Athens Fax: + 30 210 275 2167
email: ppapadim@tee.gr
General Coordination: Georgio Constantopoulos

LOC Website: http://www.athensworldcup2006.gr/

Participation

A total of nine (9) Continental and national teams have been invited to compete: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, USA plus the first two teams in the Spar European Cup Super League Final 2006 (in Malaga – ESP – 28 – 29 June 2006) and the Greek team.

Programme
The programme shall comprise the following 40 events, 20 for Men and 20 for Women:-

Men
100 metres 110m Hurdles High Jump 200 metres 400m Hurdles Pole Vault 400 metres 3000m Steeplechase Long Jump 800 metres 4 x 100m Relay Triple Jump 1500 metres 4 x 400m Relay Shot Put 3000 metres Discus Throw 5000 metres Hammer Throw Javelin Throw


Women
100 metres 100m Hurdles High Jump 200 metres 400m Hurdles Pole Vault 400 metres 3000m Steeplechase Long Jump 800 metres 4 x 100m Relay Triple Jump 1500 metres 4 x 400m Relay Shot Put 3000 metres Discus Throw 5000 metres Hammer Throw Javelin Throw

The timetable approved by the IAAF Council in Osaka March 2006

16 September 2006  
  
TIME EVENT M/W
  
16:30 Hammer Throw Men
18:00 Opening Ceremony 
18:10 Discus Throw Women
18:15 Triple Jump Women
18:20 Shot Put Men
18:25 Pole Vault Women
18:30 400m Hurdles Men
18:40 High Jump Men
18:45 400m Hurdles Women
19:00 3000m Women
19:15 1500m Men
19:30 100m Women
19:35 Long Jump Men
19:40 100m Men
19:45 Javelin Throw Women
19:50 400m Women
20:00 400m Men
20:10 800m Women
20:20 5000m Men
20:45 4 x 100m  Women
20:55 4 x 100m  Men
  
  
17 September 2006  
  
TIME EVENT M/W
  
16:15 Hammer Throw Women
17:35 Triple Jump Men
17:45 Discus Throw Men
17:50 Pole Vault Men
17:55 Shot Put Women
18:00 100m Hurdles Women
18:10 110m Hurdles Men
18:25 3000m Steeple Chase Women
18:30 High Jump Women
18:45 3000m Steeple Chase Men
19:00 3000m Men
19:15 Long Jump Women
19:20 200m Women
19:25 Javelin Throw Men
19:30 200m Men
19:40 1500m Women
19:50 800m Men
20:00 5000m Women
20:30 4 x 400m Women
20:40 4 x 400m Men

17.8.7 Prize Money (paid by IAAF):
Individual:

1st US $ 30,000 2nd US $ 15,000 3rd US $ 10,000 4th US $ 7,000 5th US $ 5,000 6th US $ 3,000 7th US $ 2,000 8th US $ 1,000

Relays (4 x 100m, 4 x 400)

1st US $ 30,000 2nd US $ 20,000 3rd US $ 10,000 4th US $ 8,000 5th US $ 6,000 6th US $ 5,000 7th US $ 4,000 8th US $ 3,000