— Published 24 January 2023

The Continental Tour is getting bigger

It is about time. With just one month to go before the first stage, scheduled for 23 February in Melbourne, World Athletics has unveiled the complete calendar of the Continental Tour, its second circuit of one-day meetings. It promises to be the biggest since its creation with over 180 meetings. As with previous editions, the tour is divided into four levels – Gold, Silver, Bronze and Challenger, with the status of each competition determined by the quality of the field and the bonuses offered to athletes. The highest level of the pyramid, the Gold meetings, has been expanded by two new stages to 14 meetings in five of the six continental zones. The rest of the calendar offers 25 Silver, 54 Bronze and 95 Challenger meetings. Last year, 11,793 athletes from 159 countries participated in the Continental Tour. Television rights for the Gold level meetings have been sold for the 2023 edition in 140 territories around the world. In countries not covered, the stages will be available live on the World Athletics YouTube channel.