London Anniversary Games

The weather plays a major part in athletic events.

From 26-28 July, the Olympic Park in London will be hosting world-class athletics at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. A year since the London 2012 Olympics, the Anniversary Games will combine the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday and Saturday, followed by a day of action on Sunday dedicated to showcasing the Paralympic champions of 2012. Six-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt will be amongst the 30 Olympic medallists taking part, including four world record holders and 12 gold medallists.

The London Anniversary Games will be the last major international athletics event before the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, so many of the athletes will be using the games as their final pre-championship preparation. It will also be following the IPC World Championships in Lyon, giving fans the chance to welcome home their paralympic world champions.

Check the Olympic Park five day weather forecast to see how the weather may impact the athletics.

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26 - 28 July - Check the forecast for the London Anniversary Games as athletics returns to London's Olympic Park.

Athletics and the weather

The weather impacts athletic events in a number of different ways, including.

  • Rain - when the track is wet there is more chance of athletes injuring themselves in the track events.
  • Wind - wind plays a major part in the sprint events. If athletes are trying for fast times or need to complete an event in a certain time for qualification the wind speed and direction can make all the difference to those times.

For further information about the event, visit the  British Athletics official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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