Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the London 2012 opening ceremony with the Olympic Stadium set to welcome the great and good of the athletics world over the weekend to kick off a two-day party with Paralympic stars taking centre stage on Sunday.
That is of course the Anniversary Games, which also doubles up as the 11th Diamond League meeting of the season, while away from the track and the FINA World Championships really swing into full gear in Barcelona.
Britain's pool swimmers join the synchronised swimmers, divers and water polo players in getting in on the action as of Sunday while sticking with water and there are two class specific major championships in sailing.
That equates to the Finn European Championships and, new to the Olympic programme, the Nacra 17 World Championships and to continue with the global theme the very best BMX cyclists descend on Auckland in New Zealand.
AthleticsAnniversary Games, London, July 26-28
CyclingBMX World Championships, Auckland, July 24-28
DivingWorld Championships, Barcelona, July 22-28
SailingFinn European Championships, Warnemunde, July 22-27Nacra 17 World Championships, The Hague, July 22-27
SwimmingWorld Championships, Open Water, Barcelona, July 22-23World Championships, Pool, Barcelona, starts July 28
Synchronised SwimmingWorld Championships, Barcelona, July 22-27
Water PoloWorld Championships, Barcelona, July 22-28
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