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.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has revealed how close to the biggest event the governing body organised during the coronavirus pandemic came to being cancelled at the last minute.
Minsk could be set to lose another major event following the controversial re-election in August of Alexander Lukashenko as Belarus President, which has sparked widespread protests across the country.
The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has been given a major boost in its campaign to be readmitted to World Athletics with the new administration being told that it if fulfils its promises then the process could begin as early as next March.
Newly elected Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Peter Ivanov has held opening talks with the World Athletics Taskforce overseeing the reinstatement of the country back into international competition.
A tribute is set to be paid to Germany’s Frank Hensel during the two-day World Athletics Council, chaired by Sebastian Coe and which is due to take place virtually starting tomorrow.
Members of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) are set to elect their second permanent President in nine months when five candidates contest the crucial vote tomorrow.
Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper has appealed a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling that upheld World Athletics' decision to ban him from competing against able-bodied athletes to the Swiss Supreme Court.
Tokyo's new Olympic Stadium is set to host the opening event of next year’s World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting series on May 9.
Men's world 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has appealed his two-year ban for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is among the five finalists for this year's Female Athlete of the Year accolade.
Organisers of the Wanda Diamond League have scheduled a full season of 14 meetings for the 2021 campaign after this year's circuit was severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.