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World Athletics Council makes key decisions on Olympic cross country, Russian Federation and future competition dates193 athletes offered grants from Athlete Welfare FundAthletics timetable for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games releasedWorld Athletics announces new partnership with parkrunOutbreak Prevention Taskforce launches online risk assessment tool for endurance event organisersFive pieces of advice all new runners need to know
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Report14 Aug 2020

Cheptegei breaks world 5000m record in Monaco

World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei broke the world 5000m record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night (14), clocking a stunning 12:35.36.

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News14 Aug 2020

Japan’s best throwers set to star in Tokyo's Golden Grand Prix

Haruka Kitaguchi, the national record-holder in the javelin, is among the latest group of top Japanese athletes confirmed for the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, in Tokyo on 23 August.

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Press Release14 Aug 2020

World Athletics to debut pioneering crowd atmosphere technology at tonight’s Monaco Diamond League

World Athletics will introduce a bespoke atmosphere creation system at the Monaco Diamond League meeting tonight, which will be used to enhance the experience for the athletes, the spectators and the broadcast audience in the absence of a full crowd.

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IaafNews14 Aug 2020

Three-time Olympic javelin medallist Kulcsar dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Hungary’s three-time Olympic javelin medallist Gergely Kulcsar died on Wednesday (12) at the age of 86.

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News13 Aug 2020

How to follow and watch the Diamond League meeting in Monaco

After a slew of early season cancellations due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Wanda Diamond League action resumes on Friday (14) with the Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco.

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News13 Aug 2020

Duplantis to compete in Monaco on the wings of angels 

World pole vault record-holder Armand Duplantis has had to rely on his “three angels” to allow him to compete in the Monaco Diamond League meeting at Stade Louis II tomorrow.

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Press Release13 Aug 2020

List of approved competition shoes published

World Athletics has today published the list of approved competition shoes, following the amendments to Rule 5 of the Technical Rules announced on 28 July 2020.

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Feature13 Aug 2020

Fighting and fit, Vetter finally ready to let fly again

Johannes Vetter joined a select club of javelin throwers when he unleashed his 91.49m throw at the Paavo Nurmi Games, the opening World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2020, on Tuesday (11).

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News13 Aug 2020

Strong cast of world and Olympic champions confirmed for Stockholm

Despite the challenging circumstances, organisers of the Bauhuas Galan have managed to assemble a star-studded cast for the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on 23 August.

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Previews12 Aug 2020

Global champions and world record-holders head to Monaco as Diamond League action resumes

Thirteen reigning world champions from around the globe are converging on Monaco this week for the first Diamond League meeting that will resemble a regular top-flight international one-day meeting since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Press Release12 Aug 2020

One year out from Olympic marathon, World Athletics encouraged by racing conditions in Sapporo

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.

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Feature12 Aug 2020

The glorious twelfth – a day of world record landmarks

Today marks the anniversaries of three very significant historic world records which were all set in 1960 in Walnut, California.

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