Ready, set, go! Race to the finish line with the new SPIKES bot on Skype

Have you ever watched something from the sidelines—a thrilling race, a tiebreaker game, or even an epic showdown between two sporting legends—and dreamed you could somehow be part of the action?

Come August 4th, the very best track and field athletes in the world will gather in London for the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Wherever you are, we want to bring the action directly to you with our brand new SPIKES Bot, the official Skype bot for the world of international track and field athletics.

SPIKES Skype bot

The SPIKES Bot will bring you up close and personal with all of the action from the IAAF Championships London 2017 (4th to 13th August), including comprehensive information about every attending athlete (Usain Bolt, Andre De Grasse, Mo Farah, Kendra Harrison, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Nafissatou Thiam to name a few), competitions, schedules, official results, and breaking news from the championships. Updates from Skype will include videos and images of the most breathtaking moments, all served directly, as well as “Live View,” a one-click way to get updated with live reports from the Olympic Stadium in London.

The SPIKES Bot also lets you customize what athletes and specific competitions you wish to be updated on through the “My Spikes” watch-list. And if you want to share the excitement with your friends and family, simply add SPIKES to you group chat to begin the action.

While the championships don’t officially begin until August 4th, add the SPIKES Bot to your contact list today by simply searching for “SPIKES Bot” in the Skype bot directory, read the bot’s profile and terms, and then click “Add to Contacts”. You can already view completion schedules, set your preferences, and get up-to-date with your favorite athletes.

For more information on the SPIKES Bot from the IAAF, click here. To learn more about bots, please visit our Skype FAQ and Skype bots feature page.