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The IAAF World Championships London 2017 will rightfully see the reallocation of a number of world championship medals including two golds. These upgrades follow the disqualification of the results of the original medallists after their sanction for anti-doping rule violations.

The elevation to first place of Britain’s Jessica Ennis for the Daegu 2011 Heptathlon and of the USA women’s team for the Moscow 2013 4x400m will take place in the London Olympic stadium just prior to the start of the evening competition session. The USA squad will receive their gold medals on Friday 4 August, the opening evening of the championships, while Ennis will receive her medal on Sunday 6 August. Both ceremonies will be accompanied by their national anthems and flags.

In total, 11 individual athletes and five teams from across 11 events at four previous IAAF World Championships have accepted invitations to receive their reallocated medals in London. With respect to fellow athletes who have not been able to take up this opportunity, the IAAF is in contact with their national federations to find other occasions to present them their medals.

IAAF President Sebastian Coe commented, "I’m delighted that the athletes are properly honoured for their achievements and what better way than in front of passionate athletics fans at a major championship. For those receiving gold medals their moment in London will be all the more special as they will hear their national anthem played. Whatever their nationality clean athletes worldwide will celebrate with them."

IAAF World Championships Medal Reallocation Ceremonies in London:

PRESHOW in London Olympic Stadium
Time slot - 1800 to 1835hrs in the following order:

4x400m Women – Berlin 2009
GBR (promoted from 4th to Bronze)
Lee McConnell
Christine Ohuruogu
Vicki Barr
Nicola Sanders

400m Women – Daegu 2011
Francena McCorory USA (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

4x400m Women – Daegu 2011
GBR (promoted from 4th to Bronze)
Perri Shakes Drayton
Nicole Sanders
Christine Ohuruogu
Lee McConnell

400m Women – Moscow 2013
Stephanie Ann McPherson JAM (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

4x400m Women – Moscow 2013 – with anthem
USA (promoted from Silver to Gold)
Jessica Beard
Natasha Hastings
Ashley Spencer
Francena McCorory

GBR (promoted from Bronze to Silver)
Eilidh Doyle (née Child)
Shana Cox
Margaret Adeoye
Christine Ohuruogu

FRA (promoted from 4th to Bronze)
Marie Gayot
Lenora Guion-Firmin (absent)
Muriel Hurtis-Houairi
Floria Guei

PRESHOW in London Olympic Stadium
Time slot - 18:00 to 18:50hrs in the following order:

10.000m Women – Osaka 2007
Kara Goucher USA (promoted from Bronze to Silver)
Jo Pavey GBR (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

1500m Women – Osaka 2007
Irina Lishchynska UKR (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

Long Jump Women – Daegu 2011
Ineta Radevica LAT (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

PRESHOW in London Olympic Stadium
Time slot - 18:00 to 18:35hrs in the following order:

Shot Put Men – Osaka 2007
Rutger Smith NED (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

Heptathlon Women – Daegu 2011 – with anthem
Jessica Ennis GBR (promoted from Silver to Gold)
Jennifer Oeser GER (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

After the championship Race Walk Medal Ceremonies at The Mall
Time slot - After approximately 16:15hrs

20km Race Walk Men – Berlin 2009
Eder Sanchez MEX (promoted from Bronze to Silver)
Giorgio Rubino ITA (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

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