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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World Athletics Council has selected Cali, Colombia, to host the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships.
Armand Duplantis’s world pole vault record of 6.18m and Ababel Yeshaneh’s half marathon record of 1:04:31 have been ratified.
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.
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.