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Feature26 Jul 2021

Prokop's Tokyo 1964 Austrian Olympic blazer joins MOWA

Being a world record-holder, Olympic silver medallist and European champion, Liese Prokop is one of the greatest Austrian athletes of all time.

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Press Release22 Jul 2021

Zatopek, Takahashi and Kipchoge highlight opening of MOWA Olympic Athletics Collection room

Artefacts from Emil Zatopek, Naoko Takahashi and Eliud Kipchoge highlight the Olympic Athletics Collection room which opens today in the virtual Museum of World Athletics (MOWA)

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News22 Jul 2021

Olympic legends Thorpe and Radke awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaques

Jim Thorpe and Lina Radke are the latest recipients of the World Athletics Heritage Plaque in the posthumous category of ‘Legend’.

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News22 Jul 2021

Journey through Olympic history with ASICS footwear display

At the heart of the new Olympic Athletics Collection room is a spectacular ASICS historic shoe display.

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Feature22 Jul 2021

Heatley, from reluctant marathon runner to Olympic silver

It was at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, back in 1964, that Basil Heatley followed in the footsteps of Sam Ferris (1932), Ernie Harper (1936) and Tom Richards (1948) with a silver medal-winning run.

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News15 Jul 2021

Heritage Plaque unveiled in Castelbuono’s Piazza Margherita

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque honouring the Giro Podistico Internazionale di Castelbuono has been unveiled in the centre of the medieval Sicilian town of Castelbuono.

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Feature13 Jul 2021

Remembering Italian race walking maverick Frigerio on anniversary of third Olympic gold

To say Ugo Frigerio was one of athletics’ all-time characters doesn’t do the Italian justice.

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Feature11 Jul 2021

Falck's two moments in time

Today we celebrate two moments in time for the German middle distance runner Hildegard Falck in the heat of Stuttgart and under the memorable glass roof of Munich’s Olympic Stadium, both which made athletics history.

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Feature08 Jul 2021

Cathy Freeman: Running for her people

Nineteen million Australians had their eyes on one athlete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: Cathy Freeman.

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News08 Jul 2021

Olympic medallist and broadcaster Metcalfe dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Olympic medallist Adrian Metcalfe, who went on to become a highly respected broadcaster, died on Friday (2) at the age of 79.

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News06 Jul 2021

Cuban 400m record-holder Hernandez dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Cuban 400m record-holder Roberto Hernandez, who claimed 1987 world and 1992 Olympic 4x400m relay medals, died on Monday at the age of 54.

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Press Release06 Jul 2021

Olympic icon Freeman and Tokyo-bound Lyles among new entrants to MOWA, as Spanish language is added

With one month to go until the Tokyo Olympic women’s 400m final, we are delighted that Australia's 2000 Olympic 400m gold medallist Cathy Freeman has taken her place in the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA).

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Feature06 Jul 2021

'Williiiii, Williiii!' Wülbeck donates golden shoe to MOWA

The sound of thousands of fans shouting this name has stayed in the memory of anyone who heard it in German or international stadiums.

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News05 Jul 2021

Olympic legend Juantorena’s ‘Running for the Revolution’ released

'Running for the Revolution' is a new documentary film that chronicles the life of Olympic athletics legend and World Athletics Council Member Alberto Juantorena

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News30 Jun 2021

Serbian middle-distance great Nikolic dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Vera Nikolic, Serbia’s former world 800m record-holder, died on Monday (28) at the age of 72.

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