IAAF now World Athletics

IAAF now World Athletics

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International Association of Athletics Federation has changed her name to World Athletics with a new website  www.worldathletics.org

The International governing body for Sport Athletics was formed  17 July  1912 ,  as International Amateurs Athletics Federation , the body is in  charge of regulating , standardization of rules , organization and sanctioning of athletics competitions .

At the 2001 Congress , the body changed her name to  International Association of Athletics Federation .

IAAF now World Athletics

IAAF now World Athletics

Furthermore , In June 2019 , the IAAF approved a rebranding of the organization to World Athletics to be effect after the 2019 World Athletics Championship in Doha .

According to Jon Ridegon , the Chief Executive Officer of the World Athletics “The IAAF name has been in existence for over 100 years, but it has little understanding or relevance to those outside of athletics. The new identity creates a symbol that can stand alone and work with partners and events.”

In explaining the new Logo , IAAF said ,  “The logo design is comprised of three main elements: the ‘W’ of World, which is also a symbol of an athlete’s arms raised in victory; the ‘A’ of Athletics, which also represents an athlete’s focus as they prepare for the road ahead; and an arc over both to represent the entire athletics community coming together. The logo also includes the sweep of a running track which appears in an upward trajectory, symbolizing the desire to continually push beyond limits. The patterns capture the energy present in all four of athletics’ group disciplines: running, jumping, throwing and walking.”

 

Sebastain Coe is the sixth President of World Athletics .

 

Mudashiru Shittu



Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .


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