World Athletics is working on contingency plans for a 2021 season where competition continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in a similar way as 2020.
Russian athletics owes its life to Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin’s last-ditch "unconditional" promise to pay an outstanding fine to World Athletics, according to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general Yury Ganus.
World Athletics will push for cross country to return to the Olympics in the form of a mixed relay at the 2024 Games in Paris - the city which last hosted it as an Olympic event 100 years earlier.
The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has avoided expulsion from World Athletics after Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin made a last-minute "unconditional" guarantee to pay an outstanding fine of $6.31 million (£4.8 million/€5.32 million) by August 15.
Aleksandr Aksinin, a member of the Soviet Union team that won the Olympic gold medal in the 4x100 metres relay at Moscow 1980, has died at the age of 65, it has been reported.
Bathurst seeks postponement of 2021 World Athletics Cross Country Championships amidst COVID-19 measures
Bathurst, in Australia, host of next year’s World Athletics Cross Country Championships, has requested a postponement from the current scheduled date of March 20 because of travel restrictions currently in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Championships will be protected from calendar clashes until after the Paris 2024 Olympic Games following a ground-breaking agreement between National Federations and the World Athletics Global Calendar Unit.
World Athletics has reduced the maximum allowable height of soles in spiked track shoes as part of an interim revision of its rules on shoe technology.
RusAF asks World Athletics to treat fine non-payment as separate issue ahead of crucial Council meeting
The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has asked World Athletics to treat its non-payment of a fine as an issue separate from the reinstatement process of the governing body, ahead of a two-day World Athletics Council meeting where RusAF could be expelled.
India's mixed 4x400 metres relay team from the 2018 Asian Games have been upgraded to the gold-medal position following the doping ban handed to Bahraini sprinter Kemi Adekoya.
World Athletics has launched a new scheme ahead of the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships, to encourage the running community to tackle the distance on the day of the event.
Organisers of this year's London Marathon have revealed they will not make a decision on the fate of the race until August 7.
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has admitted the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) may be expelled by World Athletics after missing a deadline to pay a fine, although a new commission has been established to work towards restoration.
Russia's former European high jump champion Alexander Shustov is refusing to give up on a campaign to clear his name for doping offences, despite having already lost at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
World Athletics has confirmed the Shanghai Diamond League event has been cancelled after the Chinese Governments decision to suspend all international sporting events this year.