Last Tuesday’s confirmation that Anjelina Nadai Lohalith had been picked for the Refugee Olympic Team for a second successive Games was cause for celebration – and the 28-year-old 1500m runner duly marked the occasion at her Ngong training camp in Kenya with much “music and dancing”.
Athletes from around the world have tuned in to the recent athletics test events to catch a glimpse of the courses, facilities and track they're hoping to compete on when the Games kick off in July, including two clusters of the Athlete Refugee Team from their bases in Tel Aviv and Ngong.
World Athletics and organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade22 have marked Earth Day 2021 by signing on to the United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) Sports for Climate Action Framework, an initiative supporting and guiding sports organisations to measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI), an organisation committed to accelerate sustainability in and through sport, is proud to announce that World Athletics has become a member of SandSI which promises to drive forward the sustainability movement in sport.
Like most athletes, members of the Athlete Refugee Team had big plans for 2020. For some, it was to earn a spot on the small squad bound for the World Indoor Championships. For others, to race at the World Half Marathon Championships. And for others still, an appearance at the Olympic Games, on the biggest stage of all.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe highlighted some of the key components of the World Athletics Sustainability Strategy at 'Back to Basics to Build Back Better', part of the sixth IOC Sustainability Session that took place virtually on Friday (6).
Preliminary analysis of data collected at last weekend’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships indicates that Gdynia has the best air quality of any major athletics event or road race measured since World Athletics’ Air Quality Project started in 2018.
Athlete Refugee Team member Otmane Nait-Hammou is making a habit of rubbing elbows with some of the world's finest runners at World Championships.
As part of World Athletics' clean air initiative and its ongoing research into athletic performance in extreme environments, staff from the Health and Science department recorded environmental and air quality data along the Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon course in Sapporo, Japan, on Saturday (8), exactly one year before the men’s race is scheduled to take place.
Otmane Nait-Hammou admits that his present relationship with the 3000m steeplechase wasn’t exactly love at first sight. But over time, the Athlete Refugee Team member says his admiration for the event has grown to represent the strongest imaginable metaphor for life.
We continue our series to mark this year’s World Environment Day by highlighting some of ways our sport's athletes have become involved in environmental conservation and sustainability efforts.