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Press Release14 Apr 2021

Athletics committed to addressing barriers to growing the sport as more than 10,000 join Global Conversation

Better quality and more facilities, greater coverage of athletics in the media and on television and more athletics in schools are emerging as key drivers of growing athletics across the world. That’s according to early findings in the Global Conversation, the survey currently being conducted by World Athletics that will shape the future direction of the sport for the next decade.

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Press Release02 Apr 2021

Ratified: World records for Tsegay, Chepkoech and Kandie

Gudaf Tsegay, Beatrice Chepkoech and Kibiwott Kandie will go into the Olympic season with recent world records to their names, after their respective marks over 1500m, 5km and the half-marathon were ratified this week.

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Press Release24 Mar 2021

Timetables confirmed for Bathurst and Yangzhou

World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached a historic agreement that will see masters championships held for the first time alongside the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst next year.

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Press Release22 Mar 2021

World Athletics launches Global Conversation about the future of the sport

For the very first time in our history, World Athletics is reaching out to the entire international athletics community to participate in a Global Conversation and contribute insights and feedback that will shape the future direction of the sport for the next decade.

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Press Release19 Mar 2021

World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade22 timetable and qualification system released

With just under one year to go to the start of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade22, the timetable and qualification system for the competition have been released.

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Press Release18 Mar 2021

Authorised Neutral Athlete programme to be reinstated

The World Athletics Council has approved the reinstatement of the Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) programme for clean athletes from Russia, which will commence in time for the 2021 outdoor competition season.

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Press Release17 Mar 2021

Twelve cities want to host the first World Athletics Road Running Championships

Twelve cities from around the globe have expressed interest in hosting the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships in 2023, the World Athletics Council confirmed on Wednesday (17).

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Press Release15 Mar 2021

World Athletics launches the world’s first 3D virtual sports museum

World Athletics has today announced the launch of a 3D virtual museum of athletics, bringing a new level of innovation and creative technologies to the world of sport.

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Press Release07 Mar 2021

World Athletics launches #WeGrowAthletics to take further strides towards greater gender equality in sport

The campaign, launched to coincide with International Women's Day 2021, is designed to build on the strides the sport has taken towards greater gender equality.

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Press Release01 Mar 2021

Russian Athletics Federation reinstatement plan approved by World Athletics Council

Following detailed work by World Athletics’ Russia Taskforce, its independent experts, and RusAF, a final plan for the reinstatement of RusAF to membership of World Athletics was recommended to the World Athletics Council last week.

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Press Release06 Feb 2021

Ratified: Hailu’s world U20 indoor 1500m record of 4:01.57

Lemlem Hailu’s world U20 indoor 1500m record of 4:01.57, set last year, has been ratified.

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Press Release08 Jan 2021

Host city bidding process launched for three future World Athletics Series events

The events include the new World Athletics Road Running Championships.

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