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Press Release19 Feb 2021

IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 – 50 days to go

With 50 days to go to the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016, many of the world’s most talented teenage athletes are already showing their credentials to be considered as potential medal contenders when the Polish city stages the event between 19-24 July.

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Press Release22 Nov 2020

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Press Release28 Oct 2020

Silesia named host of 2021 World Athletics Relays

The World Athletics Relays will head to Europe for the first time in 2021, with the Polish region of Silesia confirmed today as host of the fifth edition of the biennial event.

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Press Release21 Oct 2020

Gdynia records best results of World Athletics’ Air Quality Project so far

Preliminary analysis of data collected at last weekend’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships indicates that Gdynia has the best air quality of any major athletics event or road race measured since World Athletics’ Air Quality Project started in 2018.

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Press Release12 Oct 2020

World records ratified for Jepchirchir, Hassan and Farah

Peres Jepchirchir’s 1:05:34 women-only world half marathon record and the one-hour world records from Sifan Hassan (18,930m) and Mo Farah (21,330m) have been ratified.

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Press Release03 Oct 2020

Six historic road races awarded Heritage Plaque

To mark two weeks to go to the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 (17 October), six of the world’s oldest footraces have been awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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Press Release29 Sep 2020

World Athletics Road Running Championships to be included in the global calendar 

World Athletics will launch a new global event in 2023 – the World Athletics Road Running Championships – as part of calendar changes approved at the most recent Council meeting. 

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Press Release26 Sep 2020

World Athletics Council extends deadline for RusAF’s reinstatement plan

The World Athletics Council has granted an extension to the deadline for the Russian Athletics Federation’s Reinstatement Commission to finalise its reinstatement plan.

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Press Release16 Sep 2020

World Athletics statement on today's Paris Criminal Court ruling

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.

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Press Release16 Sep 2020

Young, holder of oldest men’s track world record, donates singlet to Heritage

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.

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Press Release14 Sep 2020

World Athletics appoints Nielsen as official research supplier

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.

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Press Release10 Sep 2020

World Athletics publishes Annual Report

World Athletics has today published its Annual Report for 2019.

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