Over 10 magical days, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt race to glory.

The London Championships will be the 16th in the event’s 34-year history with the first IAAF World Championships being hosted in Helsinki in 1983. 

The most recent Championships in Beijing, China, in August, 2015, saw 1931 athletes participate from a record 207 national federations. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time in its history, winning 16 medals of which seven were gold. USA have topped the medal table on 10 occasions.

Previous editions

1983 Helsinki
1987 Rome
1991 Tokyo
1993 Stuttgart
1995 Gothenburg
1997 Athens
1999 Seville
2001 Edmonton
2003 Paris
2005 Helsinki
2007 Osaka
2009 Berlin
2011 Daegu
2013 Moscow
2015 Beijing