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The international athletics season will commence in earnest in exactly four weeks’ time when the first of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meetings is held at Turku in Finland.

Following a challenging start to the year, competition is starting to resume in many countries and the action will heat up on 11 August when Turku kicks off the inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series.


Continental Tour Gold meetings, the top tier of the world's best one-day competitions outside the Diamond League, will be held throughout August and September.

The series is scheduled to include stops in eight countries in total, including Hungary (Székesfehérvár, 19 Aug), Japan (Tokyo, 23 Aug), Poland (Silesia, 6 Sep), Czech Republic (Ostrava, 8 Sep), Croatia (Zagreb, 15 Sep), Kenya (Nairobi, 26 Sep) and China (Nanjing, date tbc).

The World Athletics website will provide a preview ahead of each fixture as well as an in-depth post-competition report. And be sure to follow the @ContiTourGold accounts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for additional coverage.

Each meeting will be shown by the following national broadcasters:

Turku – Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle)
Székesfehérvár – Magyar Televizio (MTV)
Tokyo – Tokyo Broadcasting Service (TBS)

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Silesia – Telewizja Polska SA (TVP)
Ostrava – Ceska Televize (CT)
Zagreb – Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT)
Nairobi – NTV Kenya (NTV)
Nanjing – China Central Television (CCTV)


Full details of the international broadcast will be confirmed in the days leading up to each meeting, with the World Athletics YouTube channel showing every meeting in markets where rights haven’t been sold.