The coin will be issued by The Bank of Korea. The obverse commemorates IAAF Championships Daegu 2011--depicting a dynamic image of a high jumping athlete. The official emblem of IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 on the reverse symbolizes the dynamics of "Colorful Daegu", challenging the future and infinite possibilites. Total mintage: 30,000 pieces. Outside Korea: only 3,000 pieces.
The Korean city of Daegu hosts the biennial IAAF World Championships from August 27 to Sept. 4, 2011. This event is expecting 6,000 participants from 212 countries - 2,000 athletes, 1,500 officials, and 2,500 from the Media. Up to now, the world chamnpionships were held 12 times, including 9 times in Europe. Korea is only the third non-European country to host the world championships.