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Press Release02 Dec 2019

Fan photograph of the year selected

A winner has been selected in the World Athletics contest for the best photograph of the year taken by a fan photographer.

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Press Release23 Nov 2019

Muhammad and Kipchoge named World Athletes of the Year

Eliud Kipchoge and Dalilah Muhammad have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards 2019, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Saturday (23). 

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Press Release23 Nov 2019

Competition decisions made at 220th World Athletics Council Meeting

In its final meeting of the year, the World Athletics Council approved the format of the Continental Tour.

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Press Release23 Nov 2019

World Athletics Continental Tour to launch in 2020

World Athletics has today announced details of the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour, a series of the world's best one-day meetings outside the Diamond League. 

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Press Release22 Nov 2019

Belgrade and Yangzhou to host 2022 World Athletics Series competitions, RusAF reinstatement process suspended

Serbia will stage its first ever World Athletics Series event after its capital, Belgrade, was confirmed as the host city of the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships at the World Athletics Council Meeting in Monaco on Friday (22).

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Press Release21 Nov 2019

Bannister and Charles among the honourees at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebration

Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes and the first woman to break the five-minute barrier for the distance, were among the honourees at the ‘World Athletics Heritage Mile Night’ in Monaco on Thursday (21).

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Press Release20 Nov 2019

Athletes Lavillenie and Adams to join the World Athletics Council as full voting members

World pole vault record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and four-time world shot put champion Valerie Adams will make a different type of history on Friday when they become the first active athletes to join the World Athletics Council as full voting members, following the governance reforms introduced in 2016.

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Press Release19 Nov 2019

Ratified: Kamworor's 58:01 world half marathon record

Geoffrey Kamworor's world half marathon record of 58:01 has been ratified.

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Press Release18 Nov 2019

World Athletics approves the application of six Russians to compete at the European Cross Country Championships as neutral athletes

The World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of six Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in the 2019 European Cross Country Championships as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.

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Press Release18 Nov 2019

Finalists announced for World Athletics Photograph of the Year award

With five days to go until the World Athletics Awards 2019, the finalists for the Photograph of the Year award have been selected.

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Press Release15 Nov 2019

Label race funding scheme to make additional US$2.5 million available for anti-doping efforts in 2020

At least $2.5million in extra revenue will be made available for a comprehensive integrity programme for road running in 2020, under a new funding scheme announced by World Athletics and the Athletics Integrity Unit last June.

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Press Release12 Nov 2019

Finalists announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2019

With just 11 days to go until the World Athletics Awards 2019, World Athletics is delighted to reveal the names of the five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2019.

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