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News03 Aug 2020

Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha rescheduled to 25 September

The Wanda Diamond League today announced a further change to its 2020 calendar, with the date for the Doha Diamond League brought forward by around a fortnight.

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Series03 Aug 2020

10 of the greatest athletics comebacks

As athletics competition continues its gradual return from the coronavirus pandemic, we’re taking a look back this week at some of the numerous heart-warming comeback stories the sport has given us over the years. Delving into the sport’s rich past we will provide 10 inspiring examples to stir the soul over the next five days.

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News03 Aug 2020

Competition updates

Here is a round-up of updates relating to international competitions, from cancellations to postponements and confirmations.

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Report02 Aug 2020

Nageotte tops 4.92m in Atlanta, Reekie and Pozzi shine in Trieste

Jemma Reekie and Andy Pozzi produced the standout performances at the 13th Triveneto Meeting in Trieste, Italy, on Saturday (1), as the international athletics season continued its return in Italy, the European country hardest hit by this year's coronavirus pandemic.

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IaafNews01 Aug 2020

Double Olympic triple jump medallist Kreyer dies

World Athletics is saddened to hear that Vitold Kreyer, the 1956 and 1960 Olympic triple jump bronze medallist, died on Saturday (1) at the age of 87.

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Report01 Aug 2020

Big throws from Vetter and Stahl in Kuortane

Johannes Vetter produced the world’s best javelin throw since late January to win at the Kuortane Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Saturday (1).

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News31 Jul 2020

Tokyo announces men's 100m field

Five of the fastest 11 Japanese men of all time will line up in the 100m at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Tokyo on 23 August.

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Feature31 Jul 2020

How Davis and Bayi made history for Tanzania

When Ron Davis started out in athletics, he probably never dreamed that he would get to travel the world doing what he loved best – much less that it would lead to him laying down roots half way across the world in Tanzania.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Council makes key decisions on Olympic cross country, Russian Federation and future competition dates

The World Athletics Council has today confirmed the competition format for a cross country event to be included in the Olympic Games.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Council resolves to expel RusAF if payments not received by 15 August

The World Athletics Council has today decided to expel the Russian Federation (RusAF) from membership of World Athletics if it does not make the outstanding payments of a $US5 million fine and $US1.31 million in costs before 15 August.

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Feature30 Jul 2020

Athletes find renewed motivation as Tokyo Olympic countdown hits one year to go - for the second time

Today was originally set to be the eve of the athletics competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Now, of course, athletes have 12 more months to wait before track and field action gets underway in the Japanese capital exactly one year from today.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

New dates set for World Athletics Series events postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

The World Athletics Council has today approved new dates for the World U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Minsk 2020.

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