Team Europe announced for IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakesh

Team Europe announced for IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakesh
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The selection procedure for Team Europe was based on the results from the European Athletics Championships in Zurich last month.

A number of gold medal winners from the European Athletics Championships in Zurich will line up for Team Europe at the IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 13-14 September.

In total 85 athletes from 24 Member Federation countries will represent Europe at the Continental Cup.

Besides Europe, three other continental teams: Americas (NACAC and CONSUDATLE), Africa and Asia/Pacific (Asia and Oceania), will also be in contention for global supremacy.

Performance at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich was used as the primary criterion for selection of Team Europe.

Two athletes per team will compete in each individual event.

Team standings will be determined by the overall total of men's and women's points combined.

As far as scoring is concerned, in individual events the 1st athlete will receive 8pts; 2nd: 7pts; 3rd: 6pts; and so on. The athlete in the 8th position will just get 1pt.

In the relays, the winner will pocket 15pts; 2nd: 11pts; 3rd: 7pts; 4th: 3pts.

Click to download the composition of Team Europe.