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.
Journeys towards sporting success never come easily. Or quickly. Yet athletes persevere.
While many people around the world are in isolation or lock down, our watch parties will help pass the time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reads from her children's book, 'I am a promise'.
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.