IAAF Continental Cup

IAAF Continental Cup

IAAF Continental Cup

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The IAAF Continental Cup (formerly known as the IAAF World Cup) is an international athletics competition which comprises track and field events. It is the only world cup contested by teams representing entire continents, rather than just those of individual nations. The event takes place every four years.

The previous format (known as the IAAF World Cup) included separate men's and women's competitions. Eight teams would take part in each event - five continental and three national. If the stadium had a ninth lane, the host nation could also enter a team. The winning men's and women's teams (and runners-up) from the preceding European Team Championships qualified as national teams for the World Cup, together with the United States of America. The continental teams comprised the rest of Europe, America (i.e. North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association and ConfederaciĆ³n Sudamericana de Atletismo, Africa, Asia and Oceania.<!-- The intention was to link each national or continental team in the table to the relevant athletics association (or to the actual team, if there is an article). Some don't appear in the table, so they are linked in the introduction. Some teams in the table have not yet been linked to associations, so they still link to the nation or continent. The Pan-American team represents two associations, so these links are given in the introduction. -->

Beginning with the 2010 event in Split, the format was changed and the competition...
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