The 2016 EAP International Combined Events Meeting at Hexham may well be the perfect setting for athletes wanting to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games in August.
The meeting on 9th and 10th July 2016 is in its 20th year and as it did in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, the Olympics will be the reward for any athletes who reaches the qualifying points total in the decathlon or heptathlon.
IAAF QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR RIO
Decathlon/Heptathlon: men 8100; women 6200
The qualification period for the combined events is January 1, 2015 through July 11, 2016. Therefore the winner of the meeting at Hexham in 2015 (Adam Helecelet of Czech Republic) achieved his qualifying score in the meeting last year.