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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.
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World Athletics and WIC Belgrade22 sign on to the United Nations Climate Change Sports for Climate Action Framework

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.... Read More

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World Athletics is now inviting potential hosts for six World Athletics Series events to register their interest by 1 June.
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Opportunities available for cities to host future World Athletics Series events

World Athletics is now inviting potential hosts for six World Athletics Series events to register their interest by 1 June.... Read More

Three-time world indoor champion Pavel Maslak, European indoor 400m champion Femke Bol, and African 100m champion Akani Simbine are among the big names on the final entry list for the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21.
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Olympic and world medallists in final entries for World Athletics Relays Silesia21

Three-time world indoor champion Pavel Maslak, European indoor 400m champion Femke Bol, and African 100m champion Akani Simbine are among the big names on the final entry list for the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21.... Read More

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg will today lead her nation in marking the extraordinary life of women’s running pioneer Grete Waitz (née Andersen, 1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) who tragically lost her life to cancer ten years ago today.
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Ten years having passed, Norway celebrates the legacy of Grete Waitz

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg will today lead her nation in marking the extraordinary life of women’s running pioneer Grete Waitz (née Andersen, 1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) who tragically lost her life to cancer ten years ago today.... Read More

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Gebrselassie vs Tergat in Sydney: a race about (almost) nothing

Remembering one of the most iconic races in Olympic history

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Report18 Apr 2021

McDermott wins race to 2.00m at Australian Championships, Edwards upstages McSweyn

Moments before she became the first Australian woman to clear a high jump bar set at two metres, Nicola McDermott was worried about a shoe.

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News17 Apr 2021

Island nations stand together

Oceania is coming together with one voice to urge support for the Global Conversation.

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Report17 Apr 2021

Camacho-Quinn runs 12.32 100m hurdles, Richardson and McLaughlin also impress

Continuing her comeback in style, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn stormed to a 100m hurdles win in 12.32 (1.7m/s) to move to equal seventh on the world all-time list at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday (17).

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Feature17 Apr 2021

How friendship further inspires Klaver and Bol

To best describe the close friendship between training partners and occasional on track rivals Lieke Klaver and Femke Bol, perhaps the Dutch word of 'gunnen' (not begrudge) might be most apt.

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News16 Apr 2021

Cameroon urges wide contribution to conversation

The leadership of the Cameroon Athletics Federation (CAF) have issued a rallying call for “everybody” from every area of the west African nation to participate in the ‘Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics’ to have their voice heard.

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News16 Apr 2021

Jamaica selects 39-strong squad for Silesia

A Jamaican team of 39 athletes, including multiple global gold medallists Elaine Thompson-Herah and Asafa Powell, has been selected for the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 on 1-2 May.

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News16 Apr 2021

'Progression of World Athletics Records' ebook published

The latest edition of the ‘Progression of World Athletics Records’, published in 2020 by World Athletics Heritage, is now available as an ebook.

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News16 Apr 2021

Job vacancies: eLearning Content Developer and Kids' Athletics Manager

World Athletics is looking for an eLearning Content Developer and a Kids' Athletics Manager to join its development department.

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News16 Apr 2021

AIU welcomes CAS decision to ban Christian Coleman for 18 months

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today that Christian Coleman of the USA has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.4 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules and shall serve a period of ineligibility of 18 months from 14 May 2020.

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News14 Apr 2021

Hop to it, urge triple jump legends

USA triple jump icons Willie Banks and Christian Taylor have leapt forward to voice their support for the ‘Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics’.

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Press Release14 Apr 2021

Athletics committed to addressing barriers to growing the sport as more than 10,000 join Global Conversation

Better quality and more facilities, greater coverage of athletics in the media and on television and more athletics in schools are emerging as key drivers of growing athletics across the world. That’s according to early findings in the Global Conversation, the survey currently being conducted by World Athletics that will shape the future direction of the sport for the next decade.

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