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The IAAF Council, at its meeting in December 1996 in Monaco, decided that the competing teams will be :

Africa,America,Asia,Oceania,USA,Europe plus Germany,
Russia(Women) and Great-Britain(Men).

The invitation for Germany, Russia and Great Britain was given in Saint-Petersburg after the European up.

Team Entries : Each team may enter one athlete for each individual event and one team for each Relay. The maximum number of athletes in each Men's team shall be twenty six (26), plus three (3) reserves, and in each Women's team twenty three (23), plus three reserves. Each team shall be responsible for the selection of its athletes and for its management, including arrangements for transport.

Team Selection
Africa

after the African Championships to be held in Dakar, 19/22 August.

America

taking into consideration the CAC Games, the Canadian Championships and the South American Championships

Asia

after the 12 Asian Athletic Championships in Fukuoka on 19-22 July

Europe

after the European Championships to be held in Budapest 17-23 August.

Oceania

after trials held in Brisbane on 8 August (but there will be some pre-selection for top athletes who will not be required to compete in this meeting).

USA

after the USA Track & Field Championships to be held on 17-21 June 1998.

GER

team selected after finishing 2nd in the European Cup, both Men and Women.

RUS

team selected after finishing 1st in the European Cup (Women).

GBR

team selected after finishing 1st in the European Cup (Men).

Team Colours

Africa

orange and black

America

light blue and white stripes

Asia

dark purple and silver stripes

Europe

white and blue)

Germany

white with yellow and red stripes

Great-Britain

white with red and blue stripes

Oceania

black, gold and turquoise

USA

dark blue red and white trim

Russia

blue, red and white

Final Entries : The detailed notification of the selected teams, athletes and officials, must reach the OC with copy to the IAAF, if possible, by 20 August 1998, but not later than 1st September 1998.

Confirmation : Confirmation of all entries must be made by 12.00 on the day preceding the first day of Competition.




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