The greatest rivalry in the athletics history begins. An international two-day outdoor track and field competition between the United States and Europe will take place on 9–11 September at Dinamo Stadium in Minsk.
For the first time in the history of athletics – the battle of the continents!
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) September 7, 2019
Marking a return to the famous intercontinental duels of the 1960s and 70s, the strongest of Europe’s athletes will take on the USA’s leading contenders. Team Europe and Team USA will clash in the last major athletics competition ahead of the 2019 World Championships in Doha.
Fans and spectators around the world will enjoy an exciting rivalry between titled athletes, Olympic Games winners, world champions and rising stars. Who are they? The full list of confirmed athletes for Team Europe can be seen here (at least 10 will represent Belarus), if you are rooting for the Team USA check your idols here.
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The giants of world athletics will clash in 37 disciplines and relay races of the Queen of the Sport. Each event will see four European athletes and four athletes from the USA. Final entries will be announced on Sunday 1 September.
Don’t miss the grandiose sports show of the first ever outdoor meeting between the two powerhouses of global athletics.
The Athletics Match Europe vs USA is a regenerated format of the USSR-USA contests. The Dinamo National Olympic Stadium played host to such a competition in 1973.
Then teams from the Soviet Union and the United States clashed in Minsk with the overall victory going to the hosts.