06. 08. 2020 | 15:10
One month before the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike meeting, the organisers continue their hard work with the preparation of this year´s event, which will be the part of the new World Athletics Continental Tour Gold for the first time on 8th September 2020. The whole Tour starts on 11th September in Turku, Finland, with the Paavo Nurmi Games.
16. 07. 2020 | 12:34
Next stars of the athletics world, who will decorate the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike meeting, have been announced by the organisers. Double world champion Dafne Schippers of Nederland, a great showman of the men´s high jump and the world indoor champion Gianmarco Tamberi, strong discus throwers or the best Czech high jumper nowadays Marek Bahník.
21. 06. 2020 | 14:10
Ostrava Golden Spike is shaken by passing of the European Athletics President Mr. Svein Arne Hansen. On 20th June, European Athletics lost the leader who pushed the changes and innovations and athletes themselves into the spotlight. The Norwegian collector and businessman with the stamps, Svein Arne Hansen lost his three months fight after the stroke. He was 74. He was full of plans of how and where to push the European athletics. He was able to get it into the good financial situation with no affairs or missteps. He was very focused on the questions of integrity and anti-doping. He was often a guest of the Czech athletic meetings, of course, also Ostrava Golden Spike a couple of times. On the international level, he was helping the European meetings including Ostrava.
22. 05. 2020 | 17:41
Today, at 17:30, the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike should just start. Based on the recent situation, it is not going to happen and the athletic fans may look forward to the portion of the world athletics on 8th September.
However, we bring you the message of the three athletes from three continents, who keep their optimism despite the complicated situation, they train hard and they look forward to the great athletic fans in Ostrava. Enjoy the personal message for you from Tom Walsh, Christian Taylor, Emmanouil Karalis, Šárka Kašpárková and Nikol Ogrodníková.
20. 05. 2020 | 10:36
We were expecting the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike meeting (WA Continental Tour Gold) this week. The Friday evening should have been celebrating the top athletics at Vitkovice stadium with the Czech elite athletes fighting against the world elite. The unexpected pandemic ruined the plan. However, the offered space was well used by the organisers. Based on the new structure of the athletic series, the organisers introduced a new communication line. The meeting has a new logo after decades, and also the new website is now available to all athletic fans from today on. You can find news, documents, photographs, videos as well as the stats and long term lists.
19. 05. 2020 | 16:51
The rich meeting tradition, the general interest of the event and the improving situation not only in the Czech Republic but plenty European countries bring back the hope that also in the new date, on 8th September , we will see the best home athletes as well as the foreign opponents on the start. There are two Diamond League meetings planned before Ostrava: in Brussels on Friday 4th September and in Paris on 6th September. At the same date, the Continental Tour meeting in the nearby Polish city of Chorzów will take place. It means that the athletes will be able to travel within the actual possibilities and they will be available. The organizers will confirm the final program of the events during July. The ticket sale is still going on via Ticketstream.
14. 05. 2020 | 10:31
The international track and field season 2020 has finally been confirmed by the World Athletics. It will happen in an experimental form in the period of August – October. The Czech number one among the meetings, the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike will take place, as already known, on 8th September accompanied by the Diamond League and Continental Tour events.
25. 03. 2020 | 09:05
Due to the recent situation, we announce that the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold will not be held on the planned date at the end of May, however, after the agreement with the World Athletics, it will take place on Tuesday 8th September 2020.
27. 01. 2020 | 08:15
The earlier date of the postponed summer Olympic Games will help to achieve better performances, stated the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting director Jan Železný. “I believe we will have a profit from the earlier date of the Olympics. Athletes will time their shape to earlier date and thus I believe, we will have the chance to see plenty great performances,” said Železný at the press conference in Ostrava last Thursday.
24. 01. 2020 | 10:05
In its new era of the World Athletics Continental Tour – Gold, Ostrava Golden Spike will offer, beyond all, the events which will not be a part of the Diamond League this year. The most attractive one is the triple jump. When it comes to Ostrava Golden Spike, it was called Golden Triple Jump. And it is no surprise as there will be the bests of the bests. There will be four time world and double Olympic champion, charismatic Christian Taylor among men, and the world number one in the women´s category, charming lady from Venezuela, Yulimar Rojas. The triple jump will be just like the javelin throw filled with stars and very attractive.
20. 12. 2019 | 10:05
The Jan Železný athletes group has returned from the training camp at the Canary Islands: „It was a successful training camp. All are OK and we fulfiller our training plans. Now, we are off and we were planning the long traditional training camp in South Africa.”
18. 12. 2019 | 12:01
The best gift is the experience and Ostrava Golden spike is the experience with many tops… It is the meeting with one of the best starting lists from all the athletic meetings in the world. It belongs among the most prestigious events organized in the Czech Republic, and, since 2020, it becomes one of only ten athletic meetings in the world which belong to the new serial of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold. The 59 years of the traditions comes hand in hand with the format of the future.
18. 12. 2019 | 10:21
After the ten years of the existence within the IAAF World Challenge, the new era is coming towards the best Czech track and field meeting.
17. 12. 2019 | 09:05
In the events, which are not part of the Diamond League program, Ostrava Golden Spike will offer the points to the world ranking lists on the level of the Diamond League. According to the initial ideas, the meeting in Ostrava will offer the men´s and women´s 200m, men´s and women´s triple jump, as well as men´s 3000m Steeplechase. These events will also distribute necessary points for the WA 2021 World Championships wild cards. The next program will be designed so that the world athletic stars in particular events would be able to arrive and meet the Czech elite.
16. 12. 2019 | 10:05
The 58th Ostrava Golden Spike was in 2019 an extraordinary experience. For example, the 206cm of Maria Lasickene in the women´s high jump ended up as the world´s leading mark of the year. The history was made also in the women´s 300m race with 34.41 by Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Magnus Kirt sent his javelin to the distance of 90.34m and became the second best result of 2019. In total, we witnessed four future world champions from Doha (Christian Coleman, Steven Gardiner, Sam Kendricks, Maria Lasickene) and also the relay member, who won the 100m, Mike Rodgers.