The top four men on this season's world list will be attendance, making this one of the most competitive events of the weekend.
World champion Gong Lijiao starts as favourite in a field that includes five of the top six women on this year's world lists.
Much like it has been on the circuit all year, the men’s discus looks an open affair at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.
It will come as a major surprise if anyone manages to defeat Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic, who has ruled this event with such ruthless brilliance in recent years.
Wojciech Nowicki of Poland looks one of Europe’s strongest hopes for gold given the way he has dominated the men’s hammer this season. He tops the world list with 81.85m, more than 70 centimetres clear of his compatriot, world champion Pawel Fajdek, whom he beat to the European title in Berlin last month.
Anita Wlodarczyk had a disappointing start to the season with two losses, her first since 2014, but since then, the world record-holder has been her usual dominant self.
Germany's Thomas Rohler starts as clear favourite of the event. The Olympic champion and world all-time No.3 has been in excellent form again this year. While his 91.78m season's best has been bettered by two of his compatriots this year, Rohler has had a string of consistent results, capped by the European title in Berlin.
Home hopes will rest with Nikola Ogrodnikova of the Czech Republic, but the European silver medallist faces a formidable challenge as she bids to go one better against the world’s best at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.
The Americas team will start favourites for the men’s sprint relay, which will conclude the first day of action at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.
With three of the four women who propelled Great Britain & Northern Ireland to gold at last month's European Championships in their ranks, Team Europe will prove difficult to beat.
A new addition to the IAAF Continental Cup, the mixed 4x400m will bring the curtain down on proceedings on Sunday evening and if recent history is anything to go by, it should provide a captivating climax.
Four days after finishing third in a high-quality shot put contest at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, Olympic champion Ryan Crouser returned to winning ways at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb on Monday (3).
Fans from the following territories and countries can tune in to coverage of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 from 8-9 September. Note that broadcasters may elect to broadcast live action or highlight packages. Check local listings for broadcast times.
The IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 will be streamed live on the IAAF's YouTube channel and Facebook page. Fans from the following territories and countries will have access to the stream. This list will be updated as necessary.
Sergey Shubenkov and Anzhelika Sidorova set meeting records at the Atletica Mondiale EA Classic in Padua on Sunday (2).
After his powerful 9.79 victory in the IAAF Diamond League 100m final in Brussels on Friday night, Christian Coleman ended his 2018 outdoor season roughly how he started it: as the most talked about sprinter in the world. It was that interim period, however, the time between his record-breaking indoor season and the moment he crossed the Brussels finish line arms held high, that didn’t go as smoothly as he would have wanted.
Caster Semenya produced another extraordinary result at the 77th ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday (2), a day when 45,500 spectators turned out to honour retiring discus legend Robert Harting.
As has become tradition, local heroine Sandra Perkovic will serve as both headline act and meeting poster girl for the Hanzekovic Memorial in the Croatian capital Zagreb, the final IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2018, on Tuesday (4).
Ismael Debjani is zondag knap derde geworden op de 1.500 meter van de prestigieuze ISTAF-meeting in Berlijn. In een internationaal topveld snelde hij naar 3:34.40, de derde tijd ooit gelopen door een Belg.
Elke week vuurt Dave Peters ongewone vragen af op een topsporter. Vandaag is marathonloper Koen Naert aan de beurt, die zich onlangs tot Europees kampioen kroonde. Maar daar gingen heel wat opofferingen aan vooraf. Een hallucinant relaas over het leven en de voeding van een marathonloper.