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News09 Dec 2021

Japan's first Olympic champion and New York City Marathon among seven new recipients of Heritage Plaques

World Athletics Heritage Plaques have been awarded today to seven recipients in Asia, Europe, NACAC and South America, across the categories of Competition, Culture and Legend.

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News19 Nov 2021

Warholm and Moorcroft's world record spike donations mark opening of Hansen Memorial Room

On Thursday in Oslo’s Bislett Stadium, the Svein Arne Hansen Memorial Room was officially opened at a ceremony attended by two Bislett world record-breakers.

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News16 Nov 2021

Heritage Plaque honouring coach Koide is officially presented in home city of Sakura

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque honouring the career of renowned Japanese marathon coach Yoshio Koide was officially presented on Monday 15 November in Sakura

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News03 Nov 2021

San Sebastian International Cross Country unveil Heritage Plaque

Heritage Plaque officially presented to San Sebastian International Cross Country

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News30 Sep 2021

Adhemar da Silva's Heritage Plaque is displayed in Sao Paulo

The two-time Olympic triple jump champion was awarded the honour in 2018.

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News27 Sep 2021

Cinque Mulini unveils its Heritage plaque on wall of Meraviglia mill

Cinque Mulini's World Athletics Heritage Plaque is unveiled on the side of the Meraviglia Mill

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News11 Sep 2021

Happy 100th birthday to ISTAF Berlin

Berlin’s plaque honours the history of the world’s oldest invitational one-day track and field meeting.

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News07 Sep 2021

Coe unveils Weltklasse Zurich's Heritage Plaque at Letzigrund

At the Letzigrund Stadium, annually home to the Weltklasse Zurich, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe and Felix Frei, the meeting’s President, unveiled the World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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News01 Sep 2021

Vlasic and Powell inducted into Memorial Van Damme Hall of Fame, Heritage Plaque presented

On Wednesday (1) at the Memorial Van Damme Gala, Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic and the USA’s Mike Powell were inducted into the meeting’s Hall of Fame, which was created in 2017.

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News30 Aug 2021

Voigt's memory honoured in Manchester – latest World Athletics Heritage Plaques unveiled

A World Athletics Heritage Plaque was unveiled in Manchester, England, on 18 August in honour of Emil Voigt, the 1908 Olympic Games 5-mile champion, and a life member of Manchester Harriers & Athletics Club (Est. 1886).

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News22 Jul 2021

Olympic legends Thorpe and Radke awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaques

Jim Thorpe and Lina Radke are the latest recipients of the World Athletics Heritage Plaque in the posthumous category of ‘Legend’.

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News06 Apr 2021

Stawell Gift unveils World Athletics Heritage Plaque

At the 139th Powercor Stawell Gift Carnival on Easter Monday (5), the World Athletics Heritage Plaque was unveiled jointly by The Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Western Victoria, and Neil Blizzard, president of Stawell Athletic Club.

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News07 Dec 2020

Heritage Plaques unveiled in Iten and Fukuoka

The Kenyan town of Iten and the Japanese city of Fukuoka – two iconic athletics locations – have been awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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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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News20 Aug 2020

Heritage plaque honouring the legend Irena Szewinska presented in Bydgoszcz

Poland’s three-time Olympic gold medallist Irena Szewinska, one of the legends among the first group of seven World Athletics Heritage Plaques announced in November 2018, was honoured last night (19 August).

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