London is a city which has always had a strong connection to sport and nowhere was this more evident than at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In commemoration of this achievement and as one of the foremost sporting events of the season, the Muller Anniversary Games will be back this summer for a celebration of sportsmanship and achievement. Here’s all you need to know before the event!
What is the Muller Anniversary Games?
First founded in 2013, the Muller Anniversary Games represent a major legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. As a world-leading sports event, it attracts top talent from around the world, including stars of both field and track sports. The IAAF Diamond League is as prestigious as it gets in the sporting world, and this years’ event will include two days of great sport sure to appeal to visitors at the Park Grand London. Including both athletics and paralympic events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
When are the Muller Anniversary Games?
This years’ event takes place on Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2019, making it the perfect way for visitors to accommodation near Paddington to engage with great local and international sport during their stay in London.
Where are the Muller Anniversary Games 2019 held?
The games will take place at the London Stadium, part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The venue was originally designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and has since become one of the city’s most prominent sports venues for athletics, football and much more. While staying at the Park Grand Hotel you’ll be within easy reach of the stadium and all of its attractions.
What’s happening at the event?
The Muller Anniversary Games always host major sports talent, and this year is no exception. Having previously featured the likes of Sir Mo Farah, Usain Bolt and Dina Asher-Smith, 2019’s line-up will include some of the greatest sprinters worldwide, such as Yohan Blake, who is noted as the second-fastest man in the world.
Triple Olympic-medallist Andre De Grasse will also be taking part in track events, while British champion Zharnel Hughes, who has previously won big at the European Championships, will appear alongside fellow Brit Reece Prescod, who has already earned a silver medal and is now taking part in the 100m race. Women’s athletics will also feature international champion Dina Asher-Smith.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets for the games have been in high demand, but there are still some available via the official British Athletics website. Hospitality tickets with added features are also available, and tickets vary in price depending on age group. Student discounts, senior and family tickets can be purchased.
The stadium includes wheelchair accessibility on request, with wheelchair-friendly tickets available via Accessibility Bookings. For those who can’t attend, don’t despair – London loves sport, and there is a wide range of sports bars and venues where you will be able to watch a live stream of the events as broadcast on UK television.