10 JUL 2014 Press Release Monaco

Oregon 2014 set to be one of the biggest ever editions of the IAAF World Junior Championships

Athletes in action at Hayward Field in Eugene (Getty Images)Athletes in action at Hayward Field in Eugene (Getty Images) © Copyright

The IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, which will take place from 22 to 27 July 2014, are on course to become one of the biggest gatherings in terms of participating IAAF member federations in the history of the championships.

With the deadline for the final entries now closed, no fewer than 175 IAAF member federations have confirmed their participation in these championships; the most attended edition was Beijing 2006 where 176 countries gathered in the Chinese capital, followed by Annecy 1998 with 170 countries.

With a total of 1546 athletes entered (831 men and 715 women), the expected participation figure will be just shy of the record set at the last edition of the championships in Barcelona two years ago, making it the biggest ever age-group athletics event held outside of Europe.

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