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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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Press Release17 Dec 2020

World Athletics response to CAS decision on RUSADA

World Athletics notes the decision announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today, regarding the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s non-compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), to ban Russia from international sports competitions for a period of two years.

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Press Release13 Dec 2020

World records ratified: Gidey's 5000m and Cheptegei's 10,000m

The monumental performances of Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey and Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, to break two of the sport’s most revered world records within one glorious hour, have been officially ratified.

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Press Release12 Dec 2020

Qualifying systems approved for World Athletics Championships Oregon22 and World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21

The World Athletics Council has approved the qualification systems for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 and the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 2021.

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Press Release10 Dec 2020

World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed from March 2021

Event will now take place in March 2023.

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Press Release07 Dec 2020

World Athletics statement on IOC announcement about the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

World Athletics is disappointed cross country will not feature at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

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Press Release06 Dec 2020

Amendment to development shoe rules in international competitions

World Athletics has approved a change to its rules governing development (prototype) shoes following requests by all major shoe manufacturers and the industry body that represents them, the World Federation of the Sports Goods Industry (‘WFSGI’).

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Press Release02 Dec 2020

World Athletics Council sets course for 2021 in latest meeting

The final World Athletics Council meeting of 2020 has made a range of far-reaching decisions to guide the sport into the near-future.

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Press Release26 Nov 2020

Finalists announced for World Athletics Photograph of the Year award

As the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2020 continues, the finalists for the Photograph of the Year award have been selected.

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Press Release24 Nov 2020

Finalists announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2020

The five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2020 have been confirmed

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Press Release23 Nov 2020

World Athletics signs new US media rights deal with NBC Sports

World Athletics and NBC Sports Group are pleased to announce a ten-year media rights agreement that provides NBC Sports with exclusive multi-platform media rights to World Athletics Series events in the United States until the end of 2029.

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