World Athletics Day 2023

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World Athletics Day 2023

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.

About IAAF

  • 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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