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Press Release16 Sep 2020

World Athletics statement on today's Paris Criminal Court ruling

This has been a long five years and we would like to thank the French Prosecutors and the Paris Criminal Court for their time, detailed work and deliberations in to this case.

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Press Release16 Sep 2020

Young, holder of oldest men’s track world record, donates singlet to Heritage

Kevin Young, who has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since 1992, turns 54 today. To mark his birthday, we are delighted to announce that Young has generously donated to the Heritage Collection the UCLA singlet which he wore when running into the international spotlight in 1988.

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Press Release14 Sep 2020

World Athletics appoints Nielsen as official research supplier

World Athletics has selected Nielsen, the global leader in sports intelligence, media measurement and research, as its Official Supplier of Consumer Market Research Services, for the next four years.

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Press Release10 Sep 2020

World Athletics publishes Annual Report

World Athletics has today published its Annual Report for 2019.

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Press Release08 Sep 2020

World Athletics welcomes Swiss Federal Tribunal decision on its Eligibility Rules for Athletes with Differences of Sex Development (DSD)

For the last five years World Athletics (formerly IAAF) has fought for and defended equal rights and opportunities for all women and girls in our sport today and in the future. We therefore welcome today’s decision by the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) to uphold our DSD Regulations as a legitimate and proportionate means of protecting the right of all female athletes to participate in our sport on fair and meaningful terms.

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Press Release01 Sep 2020

Label Races recommence with robust anti-doping measures in place

World Athletics’ 2020 road running season will recommence this month with an extensive international calendar of Label Races to be held through until the end of the year, supported by a strong anti-doping programme, despite the challenging circumstances for race organisers.

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Press Release31 Aug 2020

Cali to host 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships

The World Athletics Council has selected Cali, Colombia, to host the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships.

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Press Release26 Aug 2020

World U20 record ratified: Kaul’s 8435 decathlon

Niklas Kaul’s world U20 decathlon record of 8435 has been ratified, following validation of the post-event surveys that had to be undertaken at Grosseto’s Carlo Zecchini Stadium.

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Press Release21 Aug 2020

World records ratified: Duplantis’s 6.18m pole vault and Yeshaneh's 1:04:31 half marathon

Armand Duplantis’s world pole vault record of 6.18m and Ababel Yeshaneh’s half marathon record of 1:04:31 have been ratified.

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Press Release14 Aug 2020

World Athletics to debut pioneering crowd atmosphere technology at tonight’s Monaco Diamond League

World Athletics will introduce a bespoke atmosphere creation system at the Monaco Diamond League meeting tonight, which will be used to enhance the experience for the athletes, the spectators and the broadcast audience in the absence of a full crowd.

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Press Release13 Aug 2020

List of approved competition shoes published

World Athletics has today published the list of approved competition shoes, following the amendments to Rule 5 of the Technical Rules announced on 28 July 2020.

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Press Release12 Aug 2020

One year out from Olympic marathon, World Athletics encouraged by racing conditions in Sapporo

As part of World Athletics' clean air initiative and its ongoing research into athletic performance in extreme environments, staff from the Health and Science department recorded environmental and air quality data along the Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon course in Sapporo, Japan, on Saturday (8), exactly one year before the men’s race is scheduled to take place.

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