Dynamic New Athletics, a version of the sport developed for the 2019 European Games in Minsk, is to hold its first indoor event in Glasgow in February ©Getty Images

Dynamic New Athletics (DNA), developed specially for the 2019 European Games in Minsk, is set to make its international indoor debut in Glasgow in February, it has been announced.

Dynamic New Athletics Indoor, described as a "mixed-gender, fast-paced, short and compact team athletics event", will feature teams from England, Ireland, Spain, Turkey and Wales, along with hosts Scotland, at the Emirates Arena on February 5.

The six teams will be competing in 10 disciplines.

It will be the first-ever international indoor version of DNA which made its international debut at the 2019 European Games in the Belarus capital.

When DNA was launched in 2017 it was stated that the included events had been chosen "based upon the research of European Athletics to establish the most popular disciplines among fans", and they will take place one by one over a two-hour period "to ensure a fast-paced, interactive and easy-to-follow format".

Events include the sprint, hurdles and a mixed 4x400m, plus three field events.

The scoring system offers points ranging from 12 for first place through to two for sixth place and the final event is a pursuit-style relay called "The Hunt" which will feature a staggered start based on how many points each team has. 

The winner of that race will be crowned the overall winner.

Dynamic New Athletics finishes with
Dynamic New Athletics finishes with "The Hunt", a race featuring a staggered start based on how many points each team has, and saw Ukraine claim the gold medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk ©YouTube

Ukraine took a narrow victory at Minsk 2019 over host nation Belarus after a pursuit-style relay called "The Hunt" which featured a staggered start.

European Athletics proclaimed the format as "the way forward" and now it is coming to Glasgow with Glasgow Life and Event Scotland teaming up with European Athletics to stage it.

Billy Garrett, Glasgow Life’s director of sport and events, said: "We’re delighted to be hosting the first stand-alone edition of Dynamic New Athletics at the Emirates Arena in February next year.

"Glasgow and its people are fiercely proud of our global reputation for hosting inspiring and innovative events, and this has been built-up over years of experience hosting new and exciting events such as the Dynamic New Athletics.

"As with other major events hosted in the city, we’re also looking forward to supporting a programme for young people which will run alongside DNA, giving the next generation the chance to get involved and try out new athletics activities."

Paul Bush, director of events at VisitScotland, claimed that Glasgow was the perfect venue for the new concept.

"Scotland is a world-leader in delivering innovative new events and we are delighted to be working with European Athletics to develop Dynamic New Athletics for the next generation of young athletes," he said.

"Glasgow and Scotland have a proud history in hosting athletics events, including the highly successful European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2019, and we cannot wait to welcome athletics back to the Emirates Arena in 2022 where the Home Nations will kick off a year of sporting rivalry ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games."