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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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Press Release10 Aug 2020

Rule 5 reminder issued to meeting organisers and Member Federations as more athletes return to the track

As more athletes around the world return to the track for National Championships, one-day meetings and other record-breaking attempts, World Athletics has issued a reminder to Area Associations and Member Federations today about the recently introduced Rule 5, governing competition shoes.

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Press Release08 Aug 2020

Banks donates world record singlet and number to Heritage Collection

World Athletics Council Member Willie Banks has donated to the Heritage Collection the singlet and bib number which he wore in 1985 when setting a triple jump world record.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Council makes key decisions on Olympic cross country, Russian Federation and future competition dates

The World Athletics Council has today confirmed the competition format for a cross country event to be included in the Olympic Games.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Council resolves to expel RusAF if payments not received by 15 August

The World Athletics Council has today decided to expel the Russian Federation (RusAF) from membership of World Athletics if it does not make the outstanding payments of a $US5 million fine and $US1.31 million in costs before 15 August.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

New dates set for World Athletics Series events postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

The World Athletics Council has today approved new dates for the World U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Minsk 2020.

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Press Release28 Jul 2020

World Athletics amends rules governing shoe technology and Olympic qualification system

World Athletics today announces further revisions to its rules governing shoe technology, which are designed to give certainty to athletes preparing for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to preserve the integrity of elite competition.

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Press Release17 Jul 2020

Statement on IOC election

World Athletics is honoured to have regained its International Federation membership of the IOC today. World Athletics would like to thank all IOC Members for their trust in our sport.

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Press Release17 Jul 2020

Athletics timetable for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games released

The athletics timetable for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was unveiled today in the Japanese capital.

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Press Release02 Jul 2020

Statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics can confirm that it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) on 1 July, nor any information on when the monies may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the Federation.

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