A brand-new athletics World Cup will be held in London this summer.

British Athletics has announced that Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa will compete at the London Stadium on July 14-15.

The tournament follows on from the successful hosting of the World Athletics and World Para Athletics championships last summer.

"This is one of the most exciting innovative events we are seeing in our sport and our thanks go to British Athletics and the Mayor of London for creating it and hosting it," said Sebastian Coe, the president of athletics' world governing body the IAAF.

"We have eight lanes, eight top nations, eight teams and a host of world class athletes lining up in each event to win the trophy and prize pot. This will be a fast-paced and exhilarating experience for athletes and fans."