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Press Release15 May 2020

Athletes now able to register for support from welfare fund

Professional athletes who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to register for a one-off welfare grant from today until May 31.

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Press Release14 May 2020

Top female pole vaulters face the bar in the Ultimate Garden Clash

The second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash will be held on Saturday 16 May with three of the world’s best female pole vaulters facing off in a virtual competition from their respective home bases in Greece, the United States and Canada.

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Press Release13 May 2020

Ratified: Kipruto’s 5km and 10km world records and Zhoya’s world U20 60m hurdles record

Rhonex Kipruto’s world records over 5km (13:18) and 10km (26:24), as well as Sasha Zhoya’s world indoor U20 60m hurdles record of 7.34 have been ratified.

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Press Release12 May 2020

International athletics season announced for August to October 2020

An international athletics season of one-day meetings is taking shape between August and October this year following the commitment of most Continental Tour Gold and Wanda Diamond League meeting directors to organise their events on rescheduled dates in 2020.

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Press Release07 May 2020

Taylor donates World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 singlet and number to Heritage Collection

Christian Taylor, the USA’s reigning two-time Olympic and four-time world triple jump champion, has made a further gracious donation to the World Athletics Heritage Collection.

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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.

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Press Release28 Apr 2020

World Athletics creates fund to support athletes during the pandemic

World Athletics, together with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), has today launched a US$500,000 fund to support professional athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Press Release23 Apr 2020

World Athletics seeking members for its screening panel

World Athletics is seeking candidates to become Members of the World Athletics Screening Panel.

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Press Release17 Apr 2020

World Athletics and IIRM form Outbreak Prevention Taskforce for mass events

World Athletics has joined forces with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) to set up a medical taskforce to provide endurance events that include mass gatherings with guidelines for outbreak prevention.

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Press Release10 Apr 2020

World Athletics announces protected window for 2020 national championships

World Athletics has put aside the weekend of 8-9 August, 2020, as the protected window for national championships this year, following the disruption of the international competition calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Press Release08 Apr 2020

Dates confirmed for World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022

The World Athletics Championships in Oregon have been rescheduled to 15-24 July in 2022, following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Press Release08 Apr 2020

Bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, World Athletics has postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events.

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