The annual athletics international match has been held in the Kelvinhall since 2000. This is one of the first events in the annual ahletics calender and has historically attracted a close to capacity crowd. Organisers plan for 2012 to have Great Britian competing against teams from the USA, Germany and a Commonwealth Select Team as in 2011 plus the addition of a Russian team.
The Commonwealth select team was introduced in 2006 in support of Glasgow 2014 Bid and has become a regular and popular feature of the event. This event is one of a series of 6 UK Athletics events shown by the BBC throughout the year.
The 2012 event will be one of the earliest athletics events in the UK calendar during Olympic year and will be the last opportunity to see the GB team competiing in UK before London 2012.