Latest Stories
Report27 Feb 2021

Lavillenie vaults 6.06m in Aubiere, his best clearance since 2014

France’s 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie produced his best vault for more than seven years by clearing 6.06m at the All Star Perche meeting in Aubiere – the final World Athletics Indoor Tour fixture of 2021 – on Saturday (27).

Read more
Report31 Jan 2021

Lavillenie soars 6.02m world lead in Tourcoing, Hodgkinson smashes world U20 indoor 800m record

First six-metre clearance for Lavillenie since 2016.

Read more
Report29 Jan 2021

Dominant displays from Asher-Smith, Birgen and Lavillenie in Karlsruhe

The set-up and atmosphere may have felt slightly unusual at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, but the action and excitement didn’t suffer at the first World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of 2021 on Friday (29).

Read more
Previews27 Jan 2021

Global champions set to converge in Karlsruhe

Dozens of the world’s best athletes will be in action at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Friday (29) for the first World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of 2021.

Read more
Feature12 Sep 2020

French athletes make a huge impact over more than a century

The French athletics federation – Fédération française d'athlétisme (FFA) – celebrates its 100th birthday this year but the achievements of French athletes span many decades more as the country was one of the first to embrace our sport in a fashion that we might currently recognise it.

Read more
News16 Jun 2020

Host of global pole vault medallists set to compete in Lausanne

This year’s Athletissima meeting in Lausanne on 2 September will combine traditional athletics with originality as two top-level pole vault competitions will take place simultaneously on Place de l'Europe in the heart of the city.

Read more
News13 Jun 2020

Wanda Diamond League Call Room - Paris edition

The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues today (13) with its Paris edition, with Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, 2012 Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie and Commonwealth pole vault champion Alysha Newman taking the stage on the Diamond League's ​Facebook page​ and ​YouTube​ channel.

Read more
Report03 May 2020

Lavillenie and Duplantis tie in Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition

France’s 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie and Sweden’s world record-holder Mondo Duplantis shared the honours in the inaugural Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition on Sunday (3), beating arch-rival Sam Kendricks in a unique three-way competition.

Read more
Press Release01 May 2020

Duplantis, Kendricks and Lavillenie set for Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition

Much of the world may be in lockdown, but with the use of modern technology, some of the greatest athletes on the planet will compete against one another on Sunday 3 May in the Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition.

Read more
News04 Dec 2019

Lavillenie and Roleder confirmed for Karlsruhe

Organisers of the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe have confirmed that world pole vault record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and 2016 European champion Cindy Roleder will compete at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting on 31 January.

Read more
Series22 Nov 2019

World Athletics Club – Monaco

Ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019, join pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and multiple world shot put champion Valerie Adams on the latest episode of the World Athletics Club.

Read more
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.

Read more