World Athletics Day 2023
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World Athletics Day is observed every year on 7th May.
An overview of the news
On this day, IAAF organizes several competitions and tournaments to engage people in sports and exercise.
The day was established by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF).
Sports and exercise can help people avoid diseases and maintain their health.
World Athletics Day encourages people to do fitness exercise, athletics to stay healthy.
The theme for World Athletics Day 2023 is “Athletics for All – A New Beginning."
Objectives of the day
To encourage people to take up sports and participate in various sports and athletic activities.
To raise public awareness about sporting activities and the health benefits associated with them.
The day helps people to prioritize physical fitness and popularize sports among the youth of the world.
Background of the day
World Athletics Day was established by Primo Nebbiolo, former president of the athletic federation IAAF, to promote athletics among youth as a primary sport.
This day was celebrated for the first time in the year 1996.
More than 100 sports federations of the world participated in the 2016 IAAF World Athletics Day to promote sport and exercise for good health.
The IAAF was founded in Stockholm, Sweden on July 17, 1912.
It is the international governing body for athletics and athletes.
President - Sebastian Coe
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