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Press Release21 Feb 2020

Inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour to kick off this weekend

The inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour, a series of leading international one-day meetings around the globe, kicks off this weekend with back-to-back meetings in Sydney and Auckland.

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Press Release04 Feb 2020

Athletics Integrity Unit continues to seek candidates for two positions on its Board

In December 2019, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced it was seeking candidates for two positions on the AIU Board

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Press Release31 Jan 2020

World Athletics modifies rules governing competition shoes for elite athletes

World Athletics has today amended its rules governing competition shoes to provide greater clarity to athletes and shoe manufacturers around the world and to protect the integrity of the sport.

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Press Release30 Jan 2020

Ratified: Muhammad's world 400m hurdles record, Mahuchikh's world U20 high jump records and Cheptegei's world 10km record

Dalilah Muhammad's world 400m hurdles record of 52.16 and Yaroslava Mahuchikh's world U20 high jump records of 2.02m and 2.04m, all set at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, have now been ratified, along with Joshua Cheptegei's world 10km record of 26:38* and Edward Cheserek's 5km world record-equalling run of 13:29.

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Press Release29 Jan 2020

World Athletics to postpone World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020

It is with regret that we have agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (13-15 March 2020) to postpone the event to March 2021.

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Press Release29 Jan 2020

Charges brought by the AIU against RusAF for breach of the anti-doping rules

The charges brought by the AIU against RusAF for breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules are extremely serious. World Athletics will be reviewing the files submitted to them by the AIU over the next couple of days.

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Press Release24 Jan 2020

Ten cities across four continents to host Gold meetings in 2020 Continental Tour

The full ten-meeting schedule for the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour (Gold level) has been finalised with the addition of Nairobi, which will be the first African host city.

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Press Release20 Jan 2020

Ratified: Keter’s world 5km record

Robert Keter’s world 5km record of 13:22 has been ratified.

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Press Release17 Jan 2020

World Athletics pleased with Oregon21 planning and preparations as five-day venue visit concludes

World Athletics officials have praised the planning and preparations for the World Athletics Championships Oregon21, after a busy week of meetings and venue visits in both Portland and Eugene, Oregon this week.

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Press Release19 Dec 2019

Athletics Integrity Unit seeks candidates for two positions on its Board

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is seeking candidates for two additional independent members on its Board.

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Press Release16 Dec 2019

Nanjing wildcards up for grabs at 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour

Prize bonuses of US$20,000 and wildcard entries for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020 will be on offer for the winners of the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour, which begins next month.

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Press Release02 Dec 2019

Fan photograph of the year selected

A winner has been selected in the World Athletics contest for the best photograph of the year taken by a fan photographer.

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