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News11 Feb 2021

World Athletics and Sport and Sustainability International team up to advance the sustainability movement in sport

Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI), an organisation committed to accelerate sustainability in and through sport, is proud to announce that World Athletics has become a member of SandSI which promises to drive forward the sustainability movement in sport.

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IaafNews21 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 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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IaafNews14 Feb 2020

Air quality levels ready to be monitored in Nairobi ahead of World U20 Championships

The World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 will be the first global track and field championships where air quality will be measured and analysed.

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News09 Jan 2020

With monitoring at Mexico City and Valencia marathons, World Athletics’ Air Quality project hits the roads

In the long distance running community, there was much to celebrate at last month’s Valencia Marathon. For the first time, four women broke 2:19 in the same race. Five dipped under 2:20, another first. Both the men’s and women’s race winners, Kinde Atanaw Alayew and Roza Dereje, set Spanish all-comers records. And all the while, the quality of the air that they, and the 23,089 other runners who started the race were breathing, was measured and monitored.

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IaafNews08 Jul 2019

Air quality at the heart of Herculis in Stade Louis II

Organisers of 2019 Herculis EBS IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (12) are aiming to not only host another spectacular edition but also, for the first time in athletics history, to produce an event where the stadium’s air quality will take centre stage.

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IaafNews10 May 2019

Air quality monitor installed in Yokohama

As part of the IAAF’s continued pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world, the project's first air quality monitor in Asia was installed on Friday (10) at Yokohama International Stadium on the eve of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019.

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Press Release13 Mar 2019

IAAF Air Quality Project presented at United Nations Environment Assembly

The IAAF’s innovative Air Quality Project was one of the key talking points at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi this week.

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IaafNews23 Jan 2019

Air quality monitor installed in Mexico City

As part of the IAAF’s continued pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world, the athletics track at the Mexican Olympic Sports Center (CDOM) had an air quality monitor installed on Tuesday (22).

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Press Release07 Jan 2019

Air quality device installed in Australia as part of the IAAF’s global programme to monitor and share air quality data

The IAAF has today launched its first air quality monitor in the Southern Hemisphere, at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre in Australia, as part of a pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world.

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IaafNews02 Nov 2018

Stadium air quality monitor installed in Addis Ababa, first in Africa

The second air quality monitor in the IAAF’s pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world was installed at Addis Ababa Stadium on Friday (2), the project’s first in Africa.

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News01 Nov 2018

Radcliffe underscores importance of IAAF air quality initiative at WHO conference in Geneva

IAAF Ambassador Paula Radcliffe underscored the importance of the IAAF's air quality initiative during a presentation at the First World Health Organisation Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health in Geneva on Wednesday (31).

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