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Feature14 May 2021

Boosted by World Relays, South Africa's Simbine is focused on the fast road to Tokyo

Here’s the thing about Olympic year, something Akani Simbine knows will always be true. “Everybody comes out fast,” he says. Everyone is ready.”

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Feature03 May 2021

'We are one big heart' - how Ecuador's 4x100m women made Olympic history in Silesia

Saturday night in Chorzow, heat three of the women’s 4x100m, and four Ecuadorian sprinters are huddled together in the mixed zone, looking out at the blue track.

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Press Release01 May 2021

Olympic relay fields take shape at World Athletics Relays Silesia 21

With the first day of action complete at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, 23 teams have effectively secured their places in the relay events at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Report01 May 2021

Hosts Poland crowned first winners of World Athletics Relays Silesia 21

There was success for the host nation Poland on an action-packed first evening of competition at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, with Joanna Jozwik and Patryk Dobek teaming up to win the 2x2x400m.

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News30 Apr 2021

Painstaking preparations pay off, with athletes ready to put on a show in Silesia

For the hundreds of world-class athletes who made the journey to Poland for the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, this hasn’t been a straightforward task, and the same goes for all those who have worked tirelessly to make the event possible.

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Previews26 Apr 2021

Italy, Brazil and South Africa look to make a 4x100m statement in Silesia

It is the fast-paced and unpredictable nature of the 4x100m which adds to the thrill and at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 there’s even more to play for, with major championships places up for grabs.

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News13 Apr 2021

Dutch team selected for Silesia

Dafne Schippers, Churandy Martina and Femke Bol are among the 24 athletes selected to represent the Netherlands at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 on 1-2 May.

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News13 Apr 2021

Host Poland names 44-strong team for World Athletics Relays

The Polish Athletic Association (PZLA) has announced a team of 44 athletes to compete on home soil at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 on 1-2 May.

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Feature06 Apr 2021

Third time lucky at European Indoors, Jacobs now turns his attention to outdoor world stage

Marcell Jacobs is keen to forget his first two appearances at the European Indoor Championships.

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Feature03 Apr 2021

Relay champion Gardener on the art of the 4x100m

For Jason Gardener – who was this week announced as the World Athletics ambassador for the World Athletics Relays Silesia21 on 1-2 May – it all started at the World U20 Championships.

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News12 Mar 2021

50 days to go - World Athletics Relays Silesia21

More than 1000 athletes on 150 relay teams from 45 nations are getting ready for the World Athletics Relays Silesia21, with just 50 days to go.

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IaafNews08 Nov 2020

Double Olympic medallist and former world record-holder Foulds dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that British sprinter June Foulds, who won Olympic medals in 1952 and 1956 and set numerous world records in relay events, died this week at the age of 86.

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