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News29 Mar 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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News28 Mar 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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News27 Mar 2020

Wanda Diamond League to postpone May meetings

The Wanda Diamond League has today postponed three more meetings which had been scheduled to take place in May. An alternative calendar for the 2020 season is to be announced in due course.

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News25 Mar 2020

The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus - 23-25 March

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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News23 Mar 2020

In challenging times, mountain runners united by sense of perspective

Of all the communities within the sport of athletics, mountain runners spend more time outdoors than most.

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News22 Mar 2020

The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus - 20-22 March

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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News21 Mar 2020

With competitions on hold, flexibility is key as athletes continue to pursue their 2020 ambitions

Like all other athletes around the world, Kelsey-Lee Barber finds herself suddenly in a world full of uncertainties. The Covid-19 pandemic throws into chaos the carefully-laid plans most athletes make and follow towards an Olympic Games. Worse, they can’t make new plans until the scope and duration of the crisis becomes clearer. And no-one can tell them when that will be.

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News19 Mar 2020

In the midst of uncertainty, Taylor making time to share hope

It doesn't take long for Christian Taylor to adjust to his immediate circumstances or surroundings. If it did, he wouldn't have battled his way to four world triple jump titles and back-to-back Olympic gold.

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News17 Mar 2020

Athletes combat the challenges of training in the age of coronavirus

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi arrived in Greece on the first of March, to visit family, put in a month-long training cycle and take part in the Olympic Torch Relay on Thursday before returning to her base near Cleveland, Ohio. But nothing went remotely close to plan.

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News17 Mar 2020

Wanda Diamond League suspends early-season events

Due to the growing number of countries affected by the COVID-19 virus, the first three meetings of the 2020 Wanda Diamond League season, scheduled for 17th April in Qatar, 9th and 16th May 2020 in China, cannot be held as planned.

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News16 Mar 2020

Training under lockdown, Italian athletes aiming to keep upbeat and focused

Since the spread of the deadly New Coronavirus began earlier this year, athletes, like everyone else, have been forced to adjust. First, those things directly related to their athletic pursuits: their schedules, their training, their travel. As the virus continued to spread across the planet, those adjustments moved from the professional to the personal and are now impacting on most aspects of their lives -where and when they can eat and shop, who they can see and who they can't – just like the rest of us.

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News12 Mar 2020

Olympic torch lit at Olympia

The Olympic Torch officially began its journey to Tokyo after the traditional flame lighting ceremony in Olympia, Greece, on Thursday (12).

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