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1987 World Championships in Athletics

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Host city  Rome, Italy
Athletes participating  1451
Main venue  Stadio Olimpico
Nations participating  159
Events  43
Dates  August 28 – September 6, 1987

The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6, 1987.

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Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Note: 1 Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the 100 m in 9.83, but was disqualified in 1989 after he admitted to the use of performance-enhancing drugs
Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

1 Giovanni Evangelisti of Italy originally won the bronze in the long jump with a jump of 8.37 m, but it was later determined that Italian field officials had entered a pre-arranged fake result for a jump of 7.85 m. [1]. Evangelisti did not know about the scam, but Italian head coach Sandro Donati revealed the fraud and was fired.

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary round.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Exhibition events

Two exhibition para-athletics events appeared at the competition, but results did not go towards the overall medal count. The two wheelchair races were the first time disability events had appeared at the championships, and were the first exhibition event of any kind to feature at the World Championships in Athletics. This began a tradition of such events which continued until 2011. Wheelchair exhibition events were contested until that year, bar 1999 and 2009.

References

1987 World Championships in Athletics Wikipedia


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