World Athletics has invited expressions of interest for the 2023 World Athletics Road Running Championships, the 2023 World Athletics Relays and the 2025 World Athletics Championships.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has claimed curbing the development of high-tech footwear would only "suffocate innovation" after a number of world records were broken last year by athletes wearing Nike's new track spikes.
Coe claims doping athletes have a "greater chance of being caught" at Tokyo 2020 than any other Games
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has claimed track and field athletes who are doping have a "greater chance of being caught" at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than at any other Games.
Athletics has had a lousy 2020. Not that any sport has had a great 12 months, but the absence of a major championships after the postponement of Tokyo 2020, coupled with a severe lack of cash in the World Athletics coffers, has left the sport trailing those that have been able to keep their shows on the road in bubbles for sofa-bound audiences. Shoe wars and drug scandals have hardly helped either. Thankfully, redemption may be but eight months away, if only athletics’ leaders can seize their quadrennial moment when the world drops everything to watch its greatest runners, jumpers and throwers.
Former World Athletics Council member Ahmad Al Kamali has been banned for six months and fined €5,000 (£4,500/$6,000) after gifting watches to African delegates.
Marketing company Infront will be responsible for sourcing broadcasters for the World Athletics Indoor Tour gold-level meetings for the next three years, it has been confirmed.
Former World Athletics Athletes' Commission chairman criticises IOC process after 50km race walk axed
The former chairman of the World Athletics Athletes' Commission has criticised the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to axe the men's 50 kilometres race walk from the Paris 2024 programme.
World Athletics Heritage Plaques have been officially presented to the Kenyan town of Iten and the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship in Japan.
Tension has surfaced between Thomas Bach and Sebastian Coe over athlete protests at the Olympic Games, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President implicitly criticised his World Athletics counterpart for giving an award to the trio who famously demonstrated on the podium at Mexico City 1968.
World Athletics has revealed it is "disappointed" at the omission of a cross country event at the Paris 2024 Olympics but is set to "develop" the mixed gender race walk that has been added to the Games.
Exclusive: World Athletics chief executive admits "too many changes" to Diamond League now balanced out
Jon Ridgeon, chief executive of World Athletics, has admitted that too many changes at once were proposed to this year’s original Wanda Diamond League programme, but he believes the balance for next year is correct.
There was some irony on Saturday (December 5) in the fact that the Female World Athlete of the Year award went to a competitor whose event, the triple jump, would have been relegated from the top tier of the sport’s annual programme in 2020 had coronavirus not thrown all sporting plans into disarray.
World Athletics has made amendments to its running shoes rules, which allows development shoes to be worn in international competitions.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe underlined his support for athletes taking a knee at next year's postponed Olympic Games by giving the annual President’s Award to the trio who famously protested on the podium at the 1968 Mexico Olympics - Tommie Smith, Peter Norman and John Carlos.
The 2021 Wanda Diamond League (WDL) series will include all the disciplines World Athletics planned to remove from its top tier programme this year before the coronavirus pandemic prompted a radically re-shaped programme.