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Press Release30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Council makes key decisions on Olympic cross country, Russian Federation and future competition dates

The World Athletics Council has today confirmed the competition format for a cross country event to be included in the Olympic Games.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Council resolves to expel RusAF if payments not received by 15 August

The World Athletics Council has today decided to expel the Russian Federation (RusAF) from membership of World Athletics if it does not make the outstanding payments of a $US5 million fine and $US1.31 million in costs before 15 August.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

New dates set for World Athletics Series events postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

The World Athletics Council has today approved new dates for the World U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Minsk 2020.

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Press Release28 Jul 2020

World Athletics amends rules governing shoe technology and Olympic qualification system

World Athletics today announces further revisions to its rules governing shoe technology, which are designed to give certainty to athletes preparing for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to preserve the integrity of elite competition.

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Press Release17 Jul 2020

Statement on IOC election

World Athletics is honoured to have regained its International Federation membership of the IOC today. World Athletics would like to thank all IOC Members for their trust in our sport.

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Press Release17 Jul 2020

Athletics timetable for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games released

The athletics timetable for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was unveiled today in the Japanese capital.

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Press Release02 Jul 2020

Statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics can confirm that it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) on 1 July, nor any information on when the monies may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the Federation.

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Press Release30 Jun 2020

Walker donates warm-up suit to World Athletics Heritage Collection

New Zealand’s 1976 Olympic 1500m champion Sir John Walker has donated the national team warm-up suit which he wore at the 1986 Commonwealth Games to the World Athletics Heritage Collection.

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Press Release29 Jun 2020

World records ratified: Duplantis’s 6.17m pole vault, Rojas’s indoor triple jump and Cheptegei's 5km

Armand Duplantis’s world pole vault record of 6.17m, Yulimar Rojas’s world indoor triple jump record of 15.43m and Joshua Cheptegei's 12:51 5km world record have been ratified.

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Press Release28 Jun 2020

World Athletics announces new partnership with parkrun

World Athletics and parkrun Global Limited are delighted to announce a new partnership by which they will combine their resources to grow the sport of athletics and deliver good health and fitness outcomes for communities around the world.

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Press Release25 Jun 2020

World Athletics launches 'Road to Tokyo' qualification tracking tool

World Athletics has launched 'Road to Tokyo', an online tool to help athletes, media and fans track the qualification process for next year's Olympic Games.

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Press Release22 Jun 2020

World Athletics appoints Head of Global Development 

To support World Athletics’ vision to ‘use the power and accessibility of athletics and our athletes to create a healthier and fitter world’, a global search was conducted in January to fill the new position of Head of Global Development.

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