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Press Release12 Jun 2021

Ratified: Yang's world 20km race walk record

Yang Jiayu's world 20km race walk record of 1:23:49, set at the Chinese Race Walking Championships in Huangshan on 20 March, has been ratified.

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Press Release11 Jun 2021

Court of Arbitration decision on second appeal from Blake Leeper

This decision confirms the one taken by the Mechanical Aids Review Panel on 26 April 2021.

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Press Release07 Jun 2021

World Athletics approves the application of 35 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

The applications of 35 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria

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Press Release02 Jun 2021

Olympic qualification period ends for marathons and 50km race walk

With little more than eight weeks to go before athletics action gets under way at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the fields for the longest road events on the programme are taking shape.

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Press Release02 Jun 2021

New research reveals running boom during Covid-19 pandemic

More people have taken up running during the Covid-19 pandemic, and all of those intend to maintain their newfound passion for the sport once the pandemic is over.

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Press Release22 May 2021

World Athletics approves the application of 23 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

The applications of 23 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria

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Press Release20 May 2021

Ratified: Mu’s world U20 indoor 800m record

Athing Mu’s world U20 indoor 800m record of 1:58.40, set at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on 27 February, has been ratified.

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Press Release07 May 2021

World Athletics and Mondo revolutionise elite competition equipment

World Athletics and its Official Supplier Mondo are delighted to reveal a new range of cutting-edge equipment designs, which will be introduced this year.

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Press Release04 May 2021

Ratified: Iapichino's world U20 indoor long jump record

The Italian's 6.91m leap is now in the record books

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Press Release01 May 2021

Olympic relay fields take shape at World Athletics Relays Silesia 21

With the first day of action complete at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, 23 teams have effectively secured their places in the relay events at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Press Release30 Apr 2021

First Authorised Neutral Athletes approved for 2021

The World Athletics Doping Review Board has approved the applications of four Russian athletes to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2021 under Rule 3.2 of the Eligibility Rules, while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.

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Press Release26 Apr 2021

World Athletics panel decision on application from Blake Leeper

The World Athletics Mechanical Aids Review Panel has today decided against a new application from the athlete Blake Leeper to use a specific set of running specific prostheses in World Athletics Series events or the Olympic Games.

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