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Latest Stories
Press Release07 Apr 2020

Olympic qualification period suspended until 1 December 2020

World Athletics announces today the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is suspended effective from 6 April 2020 until 30 November 2020 included, following consultation with its Athletes Commission, Area Presidents and Council.

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Series07 Apr 2020

10 of the greatest athletics examples of perseverance

Journeys towards sporting success never come easily. Or quickly. Yet athletes persevere.

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Series07 Apr 2020

Athletics@Home - kids' geography activity

A global sport like athletics can be a great way of learning about the world.

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News07 Apr 2020

Watch party: World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

While many people around the world are in isolation or lock down, our watch parties will help pass the time.

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Press Release07 Apr 2020

World Athletics makes commitment to a cleaner, greener, more equitable world

World Athletics has today launched its Sustainability Strategy, which has a central goal of making the organisation carbon neutral by 2030. The strategy addresses global issues that pose a threat to the quality of our lives, using the power of sport and athletics to create a better world for communities.

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News07 Apr 2020

The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus

Welcome to The New Normal: life in the time of coronavirus, where we'll be sharing stories and updates about how athletes are adjusting to and coping with the spread of COVID-19. We'll be providing updates regularly and daily and encourage athletes to get in touch so we can share their stories, too.

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Feature06 Apr 2020

‘A day we believed we would live again’ - remembering the 1996 Sarajevo Solidarity Meeting

For this year's International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we recall the Sarajevo 96 Athletics Meeting of Solidarity, the first international sporting event to take place in Sarajevo after a devastating siege that strangled the city for nearly four years was finally lifted.

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Feature05 Apr 2020

For Tel Aviv’s Alley Runners, success is measured both on and off the track

Nine years ago, Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed spent three days crossing the Sinai Desert on foot from Egypt to Israel, the tail end of a treacherous journey from his home in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region. Since then, he’s worked his way onto a doorstep that could lead him to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Feature04 Apr 2020

With training camp under lockdown, Lokoro forced to return to where his refugee team odyssey began

As we approach this year’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Monday (April 6), the coronavirus pandemic has created a new level of challenge for Paulo Amotun Lokoro, one of the most successful members of the Athlete Refugee Team, who is now living in harsh circumstances back in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.

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News03 Apr 2020

The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus - 1-3 April

Welcome to The New Normal: life in the time of coronavirus, where we'll be sharing stories and updates about how athletes are adjusting to and coping with the spread of COVID-19.

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Series03 Apr 2020

Athletics@Home - reading with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reads from her children's book, 'I am a promise'.

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Series03 Apr 2020

10 of the greatest athletics moments of triumph over adversity

Journeys towards sporting success can often get disrupted, but some athletes throughout history have overcome episodes of true adversity on their way to athletics triumphs.

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