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1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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Date(s)  March 6–8
Events  24
Main stadium  Hoosier Dome
Host city  Indianapolis, United States
Participation  401 athletes from 85 nations

The 1st IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held in Indianapolis, United States from March 6 to March 8, 1987. The championship had previously been known as the World Indoor Games, which were held once before changing the name.

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Being the second championship of its kind, there were several championship records. New championship records were set for every single women's event. There were a total number of 419 participating athletes from 85 countries.

Men

  • Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the 60 metre with the time 6.45 and was awarded the gold medal, but was later disqualified after the Canadian doping investigation (the Dubin inquiry) instigated by his doping positive at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.
  • Women

  • Angella Issajenko of Canada originally came second at the 60 metre with the time 7.08 and was awarded the silver medal, but was later disqualified after the Canadian doping investigation (the Dubin inquiry).
  • References

    1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships Wikipedia


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