World Athletics Terms & Conditions


  1. Introduction
    1. This Website (“”) is owned and operated by World Athletics (formerly International Association of Athletics Federations) whose registered office is at 6-8, Quai Antoine 1er, BP 359, MC 98007 Monaco Cedex.
    2. You are asked to read these terms and conditions of use (the “Terms and Conditions”) carefully.  By accessing this Website and/or any of its pages you confirm your agreement with and understanding of the following Terms and Conditions and the legal information relating to both this Website and any material on it.  If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not access this Website. In addition, when using services on the Website, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted on the Website from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms and Conditions. 
    3. These Terms & Conditions were produced in October 2018. The World Athletics reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice to you. You are therefore responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions. Continued use of this Website following any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.
    4. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “we", "our" and "us" refers to the World Athletics while references to “you” and “your” refers to the persons accessing this Website (including persons who access this site on the behalf of other persons).
  2. Copyright, Trade Marks etc.
    1. The copyright and all other rights, whether intellectual property or other rights, in the material on the Website are owned by the World Athletics or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights.
    2. You may download a single copy of the material on the Website on a single computer for your own private viewing/listening purposes only.
    3. Single copies of pages from the Website may be printed out for the sole purposes of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records.
    4. No copying or distribution of material on the Website for any commercial or business use is permitted without our prior written consent.
    5. No photography, filming, broadcast, alteration or modification of the pages of the Website is permitted without our prior written consent except as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website in good faith.
    6. All World Athletics trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) and graphics, logos, designs, page headers and button icons are the intellectual property rights of the World Athletics and neither they, nor any confusingly similar versions, may be used by you, including (but not limited to) as part of any trademarks, domain names and/or social media names or tags without the prior written consent of the World Athletics other than for the purpose of referring to the World Athletics and its associated brands lawfully and in good faith (only).
  3. Prohibited use
    1. You agree not to use the Website:
      1. to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Website;
      2. to place advertisements on the Website or use the Website for any other commercial purposes (which would include using the Website to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);
      3. to place links on the Website where those links take users to unlawful material or material that breach these Terms and Conditions;
      4. to send or re-circulate any material obtained from the Website to any third party except where expressly permitted on the Website;
      5. in such a way to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any material made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
      6. to place or send any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
      7. to place or send any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
      8. to place or send any material which is or may infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party or be unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience or may restrict or inhibit the use of the Website by any person or which constitutes or encourages conduct that may be considered a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability in any country in the world;
      9. to place or send any material which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself;
      10. to place or send any material which does or may bring the World Athletics or any of its brands into dispute or in any way damage their reputation;
      11. to place or send any material where use of the material by the World Athletics, or any third party licensed or permitted by the World Athletics, will give rise to any third party claims; or
      12. to post link(s) that take users to material that breaches any of the above restrictions.
  4. User Generated Content
    1. The pages of the Website where you are permitted to post content are provided for your private, non-commercial exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions and comment.  Use of the Website that is inconsistent with those stated purposes is strictly prohibited. By submitting any content to the Website, you:
      1. grant the World Athletics the right to use such content and all material embodied in that content for any purposes including, without limitation, to edit, copy, reproduce, translate, disclose, post and/or remove such content from the Website and waive all of the moral rights that you may have in respect of any material you post to the Website;
      2. contractually promise to the World Athletics that all such content complies with the provisions of section 3; and
      3. acknowledge that the World Athletics may require you to confirm the above rights and agree to do so within 7 days of any request from the World Athletics.
    2. The World Athletics reserves the right (but not the obligation) at its sole discretion to refuse, review, edit, move or remove any content that is posted to, or available on, the Website without the need to give any reasons for doing so.  However, the World Athletics will not review the materials that you or anyone else makes to the Website and therefore, unless we are specifically notified of the nature of any item of content, you cannot assume that the World Athletics is aware of it.
  5. Use of Software

    Copyright in any software that is made available for download from the Website and/or the World Athletics Materials (as defined below) belongs to the World Athletics or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of any licence agreement that may accompany or be included with it. Do not install or use any software unless you agree to such licence agreement.

  6. Links from and to other websites
    1. You acknowledge and agree that the World Athletics has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information, material or content provided by third party linked websites, or the content, performance, terms and conditions of use or the privacy policies or practices on such websites. Third party links provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. The World Athletics has not reviewed these third party websites in detail and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
    2. Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement by the World Athletics of such websites or the content, products, or other materials or services presented on such websites. Information in the many webpages that are linked to the Website, and the applications and services available through the Website, comes from a variety of sources.
    4. If you wish to establish a link to the Website, you expressly agree:
      1. to ask prior written approval of the World Athletics to establish a link to the Website;
      2. not to include the Website into the frame of another website and to create a direct link to the World Athletics's official Website;
      3. not to create any third party association with the Website;
      4. and to ensure that the link does not state or imply that the World Athletics sponsors or endorses any other website activity, company or entity, or presents the World Athletics and/or the sport of Athletics in a false, misleading, defamatory or derogatory manner.
    5. The link to the Website does not permit you to use any World Athletics and/or third party content, names, logos, graphics, designs, page headers, button icons pictures or trademarks, unless separately agreed to in writing by the relevant rights-holder.
  7. Registration
    1. To access certain parts of the Website, the World Athletics may require you to register and provide certain information about yourself. Such registration shall be subject to, if any, specific terms of registration. Where you register, you confirm that you are 16 years of age or over and also agree to:
      1. provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the "Registration Data"); and
      2. maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it fully up to date.
    2. Where information (including sensitive financial or personal information) is provided to the World Athletics (whether directly through the Website or otherwise), you accept that these methods of communication cannot be 100% secure. Where sensitive financial information is provided to the World Athletics it uses encryption software to attempt to prevent unauthorised access to this information being obtained. The personal information provided by you to this Website and use of it by the World Athletics is subject to the World Athletics’s Privacy Policy.
    3. Where you register for an account for the purposes of purchasing tickets to one of our Events you confirm you acknowledge and understand that there is no guarantee of or entitlement to a ticket. Registration is to give you the opportunity to purchase ticket(s) to our Events. You acknowledge that when making a purchase for tickets that you enter into a contract with our appointed ticket seller at your own risk and the World Athletics will bear no liability for that contract. Any ticket(s) purchased by you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the tickets you purchase that accompany or are included with the ticket(s). To process your registration and keep you informed about the Event(s) you have registered for we will pass your information to the relevant Organising Committee to the Event. Please see the World Athletics Privacy Policy.
    4. Where you register for an account on the Website, you will be allocated a user name and password. These account details must be used solely by you; sharing your user name and password with any other person or making it available to multiple users on a network is strictly prohibited. Accordingly, you agree to:
      1. maintain the security of your user name and password and be fully responsible for all use of the Website made using your user name and password;
      2. immediately notify the World Athletics if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your user name and password or any other breach of security by sending an appropriately worded email to the contact details shown on the Contact section of the Website; and
      3. ensure that you exit from your website account at the end of each session.
      The World Athletics cannot and will not be liable for any losses, damages or costs arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.
    5. Where you register for an account for the purposes of purchasing tickets to one of our events you confirm you acknowledge and understand that there is no guarantee of or entitlement to a ticket. Registration is to give you the opportunity to purchase ticket(s) to our events. You acknowledge that when making a purchase for tickets that you enter into a contract with our appointed ticket seller at your own risk and the World Athletics will bear no liability for that contract. Any ticket(s) purchased by you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the tickets you purchase that accompany or are included with the ticket(s).
  8. Disclaimer
    1. Whilst the World Athletics tries to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, the Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any warranties of any kind and we do not accept any liability arising from any interruption in availability.  Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any other reasonable cause.
    2. You acknowledge that whilst the World Athletics tries to ensure that information on the Website and any related material provided to you by the World Athletics, whether by email or otherwise (the World Athletics Materials”), is accurate and complete, it is provided only for general information, is not intended to address your particular requirements and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by the World Athletics.
    3. You acknowledge that the information on the Website does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the World Athletics or any of its brands and that the World Athletics Materials should not be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment or other business or personal decisions and acknowledge that professional advice should be obtained before making any such decision.
    4. You acknowledge that some of the content may be supplied by third parties and the accuracy and completeness of it will not have been checked by World Athletics.  No liability shall be accepted by the World Athletics for any inaccuracy or omission in the information provided on the Website or the World Athletics Materials.  All implied warranties are excluded from these Terms and Conditions to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law.
    5. The World Athletics will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website and the World Athletics Materials do not contain or spread any viruses or other malicious code. However, it is recommended that you should virus check all such materials and regularly check for the presence of viruses and other malicious code. The World Athletics excludes fully permitted by applicable laws all liability in connection with any damage or loss caused by computer viruses or other malicious code originating or contracted from the Website or the World Athletics Materials.
    6. The World Athletics will not be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of the profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from your use or inability to use the Website or any content or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the Website or any content of it, including in respect of infringement of third party rights arising from the your use of the content.
    7. The Website may contain links to third party websites where you may purchase items. You acknowledge that when making a purchase from a third party website you enter into a contract with that third party at your own risk and the World Athletics will bear no liability for that contract.  Please note that third parties may operate such shopping sites with reference to the name of the Website, but that does not mean that the World Athletics is responsible for their conduct or any contracts that you enter with them.
  9. Suspension of access to the Website and User Indemnities
    • If, for any reason, the World Athletics believes that you have not complied with any of these Terms and Conditions, it may, at its sole discretion, suspend or cancel your access to all or some of the Website immediately and without giving you any notice.  

  10. Limitation of World Athletics's Liability
    1. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the World Athletics shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if the World Athletics has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Website; (ii) the cost of purchase of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Website; (iii) unauthorised access to, or alteration of, your transmissions of data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Website; (v) results of the Website, any Website linked to it and any materials posted on it; or (vi) any other matter relating to the Website.
    2. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, or related to, the use of the Website must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action first arose.
    3. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of section 10 may not apply to you. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the statutory rights of any consumer or exclude or restrict any liability for death or personal injury arising from the negligence or fraud of the World Athletics or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
  11. User of Web CIS
    1. World Athletics has entered into an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’) for access to the Olympic Data Feed  (‘ODF’) for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan (Games). Olympic Data means certain live and archive Olympic Games related data, including but not limited to results, events, schedules, statistics, start lists, biographies, team data, historical results, records, medallists, rankings, scoring and timing, weather and other results, in a protocol and specifications owned and updated from time to  time by the IOC.
    2. Users of the World Athletics WebCIS are, subject to these terms and conditions, granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, revocable license to access the Olympic data for the Games;
      1. For use for editorial purposes only: Olympic Data can be used and distributed only in an editorial context for legitimate bona fide editorial news reporting and information purposes related to the Games. Olympic Data shall not be aggregated and used in a curated manner, such as in the form of a database or as a complete package of raw data.
      2. By Acknowledging the Source: Users agree to cooperate in good faith with World Athletics to acknowledge the IOC as the source of Olympic Data in a reasonable and appropriate manner (e.g. directing to the official results on, consistent with World Athletics’ practices for recognition of third-party sources of sports content such as data and images.
      3. By preserving the integrity of Olympic Data: The integrity of the Olympic Data must be preserved and Users shall not alter, distort or modify Olympic Data by any means, except for editing or presenting Olympic Data in the context of bona fide editorial news reporting and information purposes related to the Games.
      4. No Simulation of Games Events: Olympic Data must not be used to simulate broadcast of Games events as they actually occur or occurred, including i) Olympic Data transformed into graphic animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM or others, ii) any other multiple-exposure still images with a refresh rate designed to simulate the look and feel of video or other analogous coverage, and iii)used to create video games or similar computer generated reproductions of Olympic events.
      5. Users must respect of applicable laws: Users are responsible for ensuring that their uses of Olympic Data comply with applicable laws, in particular data protection and privacy laws. Users shall use the Olympic Data in conformity with the intended purposes set forth in these Terms and shall not further process the Olympic Data in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
      6. Olympic Data cannot be used for unauthorised purposes: Olympic Data must not be used on any platform or publication for the purpose of or in the context of  publishing any unlawful, discriminatory or offensive material, or in any manner that is contrary to the Olympic Charter or that may affect the integrity of the Games or the Games events or that may infringe on the personal rights of the athletes.
      7. Unauthorised Access to Olympic Data: Olympic Data access is granted for each Users’ own use in accordance with this section 12. Users shall not permit or otherwise facilitate access to the Olympic Data:, or distribute Olympic Data, to third parties.
      8. Intellectual Property of the IOC: Any and all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the ODF, any databases comprised in the ODF and Olympic Data belong to the IOC and other third-party owners, as applicable. Users cannot claim or assert any intellectual property rights in Olympic Data or the ODF or represent that the Olympic Data is the property of any organisation(s) other than the IOC and any other third-party owner of intellectual property rights in the ODF or Olympic Data. In this context, Intellectual Property Rights includes patents, designs, trademarks and trade names (whether registered or unregistered), copyright and related rights, rights in databases, know-how, trade secrets and/or confidential information.
      9. No Commercial Association: Olympic Data must not be used in advertising or in any form of commercial content, or in connection with the promotion of any brand, product or service. In particular, Olympic Data must not be used, marketed or promoted in a way that in the IOC’s view suggests, creates or implies: (a) any official or commercial association with the IOC, the Games, the OCOG or the Olympic Movement where no such association exists; that the relevant Licensee or publication is recommended, approved or endorsed by the IOC, the Games, the OCOG or the Olympic Movement, or (c) that the Licensee or any of its publications is or are an official source of Olympic Data.  
    3. All rights and authorisations not expressly granted by these Terms are reserved by the World Athletics.
    4. Access is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and to the fullest extent permitted by law without any liability from World Athletics, its officers, employees, staff, members and agents  to users whatsoever. Users access and use the Olympic Data at their own risk and liability.
    5. World Athletics may terminate Users access to the WebCIS for infringement of these terms and, if a User is accredited to the Olympic Games, withdrawal of that accreditation. In the event of termination the User shall immediately cease access including the destruction of any documents or deletion of any content incorporating Olympic Data in breach of this section 12. Users agree to indemnify World Athletics for any loss suffered by World Athletics as a result of a breach of this section 12.
    6. World Athletics may amend these terms at any time without notice.
    7. To the extent the content of this Section 12 conflicts or is inconsistent with the other sections of these terms and conditions then this Section 12 shall prevail. 
  12. General
    1. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Monaco and the courts of Monaco shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms and Conditions unless World Athletics shall in its sole discretion elect to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of the user's residence or principal place of business.
    2. The World Athletics have declared the processing of personal data submitted by you to this Website to the Commission de Contrôl des Information Nominatives, Monaco: and will hold process your personal data in accordance with the World Athletics Privacy Policy a copy of which can be found on this Website.  
    3. These Terms and Conditions (including the specific terms applicable to certain services), as varied by the World Athletics from time to time, form the entire understanding between us. Headings in these Terms and Conditions are for reference only and will have no legal meaning or effect.
    4. No delay by the World Athletics in enforcing the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall affect the World Athletics’s rights under them, nor shall any waiver of the World Athletics’s rights operate as a waiver of any following breach.
    5. No right, power or remedy conferred upon or reserved for the World Athletics is exclusive of any other right, power or remedy available to the World Athletics provided either under these Terms and Conditions or as a matter of law and each such right, power or remedy shall be cumulative.
    6. You may not assign sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
    7. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain valid and enforceable.
    8. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall operate to exclude liability that cannot as a matter of law be excluded, and despite the limitations of liability set out above, our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence shall not be excluded or limited in any way.




These terms and conditions (the “Competition Terms”) apply to all competitions (i.e. giveaways, prize draws, games, offers to receive discounts, event time activities etc.) promoted by or on behalf of World Athletics. World Athletics, is an association established under the laws of Monaco with head office located at 6-8 Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco, 98000 is arranging promoting this competition for participants a chance to win the Prize(s).   

Depending on the specific competition, additional terms may be set or have their own specific terms and may not be available in all jurisdictions. 

  1. All participants and winners are subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and at the sole discretion of World Athletics. 
  2. Entries are free but must be submitted through the advertised channels and procedures (e.g. hold a World Athletics account, be a ticket holder at an event, correct completion of sign-up forms etc.) 
  3. Participants aged under 18 may enter with confirmation of parent/legal guardian consent.  
  4. By entering participants accept to be bound by these Competition Terms and respect any  other requirement(s) set out in the material promoting the competition.  
  5. Entries must be received by the advertised closing date and time. World Athletics is not liable or responsible for any lost, damaged or incomplete entries and all such entries will be deemed invalid.  
  6. Entries from individuals or their families of World Athletics the Athletics Integrity Unit and Staff and Officials or its Commercial Partners (including agencies, consultants appointed by World Athletics) are invalid and automatically void. 
  7. Spammers of or entrants of any other type of similar attacks will be automatically disqualified. 
  8. World Athletics's decisions concerning the competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.  
  9. Selection of and notification to winner(s):  
    • Winner(s) will be identified and selected by the process advertised (e.g. random draw, highest points, correct answer etc.) either independently and/or objectively but all decisions concerning the winner’s eligibility to receive the prize are in accordance with these Competition Terms and at World Athletics’ discretion.  
    • The winner(s) shall be provided with a date and time and/or other instructions to claim or confirm they accept the Prize. If the winner fails to respond or follow the notified instructions World Athletics reserves the right to select an another entrant who meets the stated criteria.  
  10. Where the Prize is a trip to an event:  
    • Winners will be subject to verification of their eligibility to enter (including carrying out a background check).  
    • Where the winner is aged under 18 they must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian.  
    • Winners and their accompanying person must be available to travel by the dates notified and cannot be changed by the winner.   
    • Information on flight class to and from the destination, airport transfers at the destination, accomodation stars, meals, tickets or access to the event and additional activities are as advertised or, if not stated, will be advised and are subject to change.  
    • All other expenses are not covered. Winners are responsible for their own visa and entry arrangements to the destination country (including all health and safety protocols, and all applicable laws and policies of federal, state, city and local authorities. This includes communicable disease screening, testing, vaccination, and other safety protocols) and travel insurance.   
    • The winner and guest will be required to confirm and provide proof of their age/identity.   
    • Winners must ensure they have a valid passport and ensure they meet entry requirements for the country in which the event is to be held.    
    • The winner and their accompanying person will be required to provide personal information (including their passport details) to a. confirm their eligibility to receive the Prize (including carrying out a background check); and b. subject to confirmation of their eligibility, to arrange the Winner’s flights, transfers and accommodation and other activities as part of the Prize.  
  11. If the Prize is a physical item then winners will receive the Prize through the process advertised (e.g. collection in person, post or courier). The World Athletics will not be liable if a Prize does not reach a winner for any reason outside the World Athletics’s control or if a Prize is damaged during delivery. 
  12. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered. There is no Prize alternative and the Prize is non-transferable. The Prize is as stated and cannot be sold or exchanged for cash, goods or services.   
  13. The World Athletics reserves the right at its sole discretion to (without prior notice): 
    • cancel the competition; and/or 
    • to substitute the Prize for another Prize of equal value. 
  14. World Athletics will have the right, without additional payment or permission, to use the winners (as well as any other person featured in submission) name, age, town and country of residence, likeness, and photographs, for the purposes of announcing the winner of the Prize and for related promotional purposes, which includes, without limitation, promoting the Competition or the business of World Athletics in any communication, on any media worldwide. 
  15. The winner of the Competition will be permitted to communicate their selection/win on social media only after official announcements made by World Athletics. 
  16. Participants consent to the use of their personal information for the purposes of organising and promoting the competition, notification of the outcome of the competition, if a participant wins, checking their eligibility receive the Prize and announcement and publicity on them as a winner of the Prize. All personal information submitted will be held in accordance with World Athletics’ Privacy Policy
  17. World Athletics reserves the right to remove any participant for indecent, obscene, threatening, offensive or inappropriate behaviour or language. 
  18. Other than for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the World Athletics, the World Athletics hereby excludes (so far as is permitted by law) all liability for any loss, damage, cost and expense, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with any competition or any aspect of the Prize.