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IAAF Athletics World Championships

The 16th World Championships in Athletics take place from 04-13 August 2017 at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park . It is organised biannually by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).


Originally, the Olympic Games served as the World Championships for athletics. In 1976 the IAAF Council Meeting decided to organise Athletics World Championships separate from the Olympic Games. The inaugural competition finally took place in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983.


epa provides images of the athletes from all over the world competing in these disciplines:


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