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Five years after the 2012 Olympic Games, the athletics world is ready once again to focus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium as London plays host to the 2017 IAAF World Championships from 4-13 August.
London is calling for twenty of Australia’s best athletes after initial selections for the 2017 IAAF World Championships were confirmed as the 2017 Australian Athletics Championship drew to a close in Sydney on Sunday
2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Not since 2006 has Australia held such a strong position in world athletics, with 11 Australian athletes holding global top-10 positions in their chosen events.
It claims to be the sporting capital of the world and Melbourne did their best at proving that point as locals turned out in force to welcome home the Australian Olympic Team.
A top five position on the Olympic medals table remains a realistic goal for Australia despite falling “well short” of ambitions in Rio, chef de mission Kitty Chiller has declared.