Linz welcomes world and Olympic champions in August | 28.03.2012
|Estonia's Olympic discus champion Gerd Kanter.
American sprinter Carmelita Jeter and Grenada's Kirani James, the women's 100m and men's 400m world champions outdoors in 2011, have already confirmed their presence.
Also signed up are Cuba's 2008 Olympic Games 100m hurdles champion and world record holder Dayron Robles, Estonian discus star Gerd Kanter, another 2008 Olympic champion, and Germany's leading women's pole vaulter and 2010 European Athletics Championships silver medallist Silke Spiegelburg.
The shot put, as has now become traditional at many European meetings, will be held in the centre of the city the day beforehand.
The Austrian federation website said that the plan is for the meeting to be promoted to European Athletics Outdoor Premium Meeting status in 2013.
Full details of all European Athletics Outdoor Classic Meetings can be seen here.