Athletics News – 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour Meetings, Dates & Disciplines Confirmed

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Updated: October 18, 2017
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The disciplines for the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour as well as the venues for next year’s competition have been confirmed, with the six action-packed meetings being staged throughout the month of February.

The scoring disciplines for men and women respectively are as follows:

Men: 60m, 800m, 3,000m/5,000m, shot put, pole vault, triple jump.
Women: 400m, 1,500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump.

Dates and disciplines

3 February 2018 – Karlsruhe
Men: 60m, 800m, 3,000m, pole vault.
Women: 400m, 1,500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump.

6 February 2018 – Düsseldorf
Men: 60m, 800m, 3,000m, pole vault, shot put.
Women: 1,500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump.

8 February 2018 – Madrid
Men: 60m, 800m, pole vault, triple jump, shot put.
Women: 400m, 1,500m, high jump.

10 February 2018 – Boston
Men: 60m, 800m, 3,000m/5,000m, triple jump, shot put.
Women: 400m, 1,500m, 60m hurdles, high jump.

15 February 2018 – Torun
Men: 60m, 800m, pole vault, triple jump, shot put.
Women: 400m, 1,500m, 60m hurdles, high jump.

25 February 2018 – Glasgow
Men: 60m, 800m, 3,000m.
Women: 400m, 1,500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump.

For each IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting, points are allocated to the top four athletes in each IAAF World Indoor Tour discipline as follows:

1st: 10 points
2nd: 7 points
3rd: 5 points
4th: 3 points

Any athlete who breaks a world record will be awarded three bonus points in addition to the points they will receive as a result of their finishing position.

An athlete can participate in as many events as chosen within the meetings listed, but only the best three results count towards their ranking. The winner of the IAAF World Indoor Tour must have competed in at least two meetings.

The individual overall winner of each event will receive US$20,000 prize money and will automatically qualify for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham next March by wild card. The Member Federation of the IAAF World Indoor Tour winner will have the ultimate authority, however, to enter the athlete or not, based on its own criteria or qualification system.

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