ATHLETICS Archive

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Trailblazing technology to give sports fans a fresh view of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, September 09, 2019: Athletics fans around the globe will be closer to the action than ever before as IAAF Productions introduces ground-breaking Trailblazing technology to the broadcast of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, starting on 27 September. The IAAF, with technology partners and suppliers, has made a concerted push

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Silesia named host of 2021 IAAF World Relays

Monaco, August 28, 2019: The IAAF World Relays will head to Europe for the first time in 2021, with the Polish region of Silesia confirmed today as host of the fifth edition of the biennial event. The newest addition to the IAAF’s World Athletics Series, the World Relays held in the Bahamian

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Medals revealed ahead of IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as Middle East prepares to host the third largest competition for the first time

By Aseel Bardawil, Doha, Qatar, August 27, 2019: With just one month to go until the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, the organizing committee today revealed the design of the medals tomark the start of the final countdown to the competition. More than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes will compete

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Zurich to host Diamond League Final in 2020 and 2021 as the League undergoes reform to become stronger and more relevant to athletes and fans

Monaco, August 26, 2019: Weltklasse Zurich will host the 2020 and 2021 Diamond League finals under the new one-final format that was jointly announced by the IAAF and Diamond League in March this year. The Diamond League was established in 2010 with two finals, traditionally held in Zurich and Brussels, but for

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Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton named Ambassadors for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, August 8, 2019: Multiple world and Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton and 2016 world indoor pentathlon champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton have been named as ambassadors for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. With 50 days to go until the IAAF’s showpiece event gets under way in the Qatari capital, the Eatons

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World record-breaker Muhammad emerges as potential star of IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, July 29, 2019: The men’s 400m hurdles has been the biggest talking point within athletics for the past 18 months, but now – with 60 days to go to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 – the women’s event has been thrust into the spotlight (Dalilah Muhammad Olympic champion). Olympic

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IAAF announces mobile film competition for young filmmakers

Monaco, July 22, 2019: Working in collaboration with the International Athletics Film Festival (FICA), the IAAF Heritage and Broadcast departments have announced a mobile film competition open to young filmmakers from around the world. Open to all aspiring filmmakers regardless of experience under the age of 23, the competition is seeking short

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Ridgeon addresses alarming decrease in global sports participation in keynote at Sports Decision Makers Summit

London, July 10, 2019: CEO Jon Ridgeon has committed the IAAF to doing its part to address a slide in global sports participation which is endangering the health of future generations and of organised sport (Sports Decision Makers Summit). He said the latest evidence, which showed that 81 percent of adolescents aged

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100 Days To Go – IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, June 19, 2019: With 100 days to go until the start of the IAAF World Athletics Doha 2019, action is heating up across the global athletics landscape, promising a full slate of thrilling competition when the sporting world’s attention turns to the Qatari capital from 27 September to 6 October. With

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IAAF UNVEILS NEW NAME AND LOGO

Monaco, June 9, 2019: The IAAF Council approved the global governing body’s new name and logo at the 217th IAAF Council Meeting which concluded today (8) in Monaco (IAAF UNVEILS NAME LOGO). The new name, ‘World Athletics’, builds upon the organisation’s restructuring and governance reform agenda of the past four years to