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Report31 Jul 2021

Poland makes history with Olympic mixed 4x400m win

Poland’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games came with a special bonus: a place in the Olympic history books.

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Feature30 Jul 2021

Mixed 4x400m makes Olympic debut - "This is not a secondary event"

After a thrilling global senior debut at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, the mixed 4x400m relay made its eagerly anticipated inaugural Olympic appearance on Friday night.

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Report30 Jul 2021

Barega wins first final as action heats up at Tokyo Olympics

Selemon Barega gave a distance-running masterclass to win the men’s 10,000m.

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Previews30 Jul 2021

Five things to follow on day two in Tokyo

There are three titles up for grabs on the second day of athletics action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday (31).

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Previews29 Jul 2021

Five things to follow on day one in Tokyo

Four years, 11 months and nine days after the action in Rio came to a close, Olympic Games athletics will make its highly anticipated return at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium on Friday (28).

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Previews19 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympics preview: 4x400m relays

Expected highlights in the men's, women's and mixed 4x400m relays.

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News19 May 2021

Sprint great and human rights activist Evans dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that 1968 Olympic 400m champion Lee Evans – a leading human rights activist and world record-breaker – died on Wednesday (19) at the age of 74.

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Feature09 May 2021

From Silesia to Nairobi for South Africa’s rising 400m star Pillay

With 100 days to go until the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21, Lythe Pillay is one of his country’s brightest prospects for gold.

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Press Release01 May 2021

Olympic relay fields take shape at World Athletics Relays Silesia 21

With the first day of action complete at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, 23 teams have effectively secured their places in the relay events at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Report01 May 2021

Hosts Poland crowned first winners of World Athletics Relays Silesia 21

There was success for the host nation Poland on an action-packed first evening of competition at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, with Joanna Jozwik and Patryk Dobek teaming up to win the 2x2x400m.

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News30 Apr 2021

Painstaking preparations pay off, with athletes ready to put on a show in Silesia

For the hundreds of world-class athletes who made the journey to Poland for the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, this hasn’t been a straightforward task, and the same goes for all those who have worked tirelessly to make the event possible.

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Previews26 Apr 2021

Belgium, Colombia and Netherlands poised to seize 4x400m opportunity in Silesia

Trinidad and Tobago ended USA’s winning streak in Yokohama two years ago, and now it looks as though the men’s 4x400m at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 could have its first European winner.

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