All eyes will be on Portland this week as more than 500 athletes representing 158 nations battle it out at the World Indoor Championships.
With the Rio Olympics less than five months away, some of the world’s best athletes will be aiming to inflict a psychological blow on their rivals by making their mark in the US state of Oregon.
World champions Dafne Schippers and Ashton Eaton are the headline acts during the four-day competition, while James Dasaolu, Dina Asher-Smith, Asha Philip, Tiffany Porter and Shara Proctor are the star names in Britain’s team.
But there will be no Russian athletes as the country’s athletics federation is suspended after being accused of “state-sponsored” doping.
Golds to be won: Nine
How to watch: 13:00-15:00 on BBC Two (highlights); 19:30-22:00 on BBC Red Button and Online (live coverage); 23:30-01:00 on BBC One (highlights)
Women’s high jump: (final at 20:00 GMT): Teenager Vashti Cunningham jumped 1.99m to win the US title last weekend, a world-leading mark. A centimetre behind her in the standings is Spain’s Ruth Beitia, who two years ago became the oldest medallist in the event. Can the 36-year-old create more history this weekend?
Men’s long jump (final at 20:05 GMT): Olympic and world champion Greg Rutherford is recovering from a chest infection and hamstring injury so will miss these championships. Rutherford’s absence leaves Dan Bramble as the sole British representative. But it is Marquis Dendy – leaping a world-leading 8.41m this year – who will be favourite, though the American did fail to qualify for the long jump final at last year’s World Championships.
Men’s 3,000m (final at 20:10 GMT): Lee Emanuel will represent Britain in this event, but Tom Farrell failed to qualify. Kenya could achieve a clean sweep with Augustine Choge, Isiah Koech and defending champion Caleb Ndiku competing.
Women’s 800m (final at 20:30 GMT): Britain’s two representatives, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey, failed to come through the heats. It is difficult to see beyond another gold for defending champion Ajee Wilson, the quickest over the distance this year.
Women’s 3,000m (final at 20:45 GMT): Can any race be a foregone conclusion? Possibly when the irrepressible Genzebe Dibaba is competing. The Ethiopian has set a world record for the mile this season and two days later set a world-leading 8:22.50 for the 3,000m, eight seconds better than her nearest rival, compatriot Meseret Defar.
Men’s 1500m (final at 21:05 GMT): Reaching the final will be regarded as a triumph for Briton Chris O’Hare. All three medallists from 2014 – Ayanleh Souleiman, Aman Wote and Abdalaati Iguider – are competing in Portland, with Olympic bronze medallist Iguider clocking the fastest time of the year (3:34.94) in beating defending champion Souleiman in Glasgow.
Men’s 60m hurdles (final at 21:40 GMT): Hopes will be high in France of a first 60m gold since 1985. Dimitri Bascou set a national record and a world leading 7.41 in Berlin last month, but was beaten by 2014 silver medallist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in the national championships.
Women’s 4x400m relay (final at 21:20 GMT): On paper, America should defend their title with ease but they were beaten at the World Championships in Beijing last year by Jamaica and those in the green and gold will be keen to spring another surprise in Portland.
Men’s 4x400m relay (final at 21:50 GMT): America’s quartet broke the world record in winning gold two years ago and, unsurprisingly, are in contention once again this year. Jamaica are the only country ever to beat the Americans in this event – doing so in 2003 and 2004 – while Trinidad and Tobago and Olympic champions Bahamas also have strong squads.
Men’s heptathlon: Ashton Eaton (USA)
Women’s triple jump: Bin Dong (China)
Men’s triple jump: Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela)
Women’s shot put: Michelle Carter (USA)
Women’s 60m: Barbara Pierre (USA)
Men’s high jump: Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy)
Men’s 800m: Boris Berian (USA)
Women’s 400m: Oluwakemi Adekoya (Bahrain)
Men’s 400m: Pavel Maslak (Czech Republic)
Women’s 1500m: Sifan Hassan (Netherlands)
Report and video highlights plus results and medal table
Women’s pentathlon: Brianne Theisen Eaton (Canada)
Men’s shotput: Tomas Walsh (New Zealand)
Women’s long jump: Brittney Reese (USA)
Women’s 60m hurdles: Nia Ali (USA)
Men’s 60m: Travyon Bromell (USA)
Report and video highlights plus full results and medal table
Men’s pole vault gold: Renaud Lavillenie (France).
Women’s pole vault gold: Jenn Suhr (USA)