World Athletics Day - 7th May

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World Athletics Day is celebrated globally on May 7th each year with the goal of encouraging youth participation in athletics.

An Overview of the News

  • The primary objective of this day, spearheaded by World Athletics, is to promote awareness about the advantages of physical activity.

  • It seeks to inspire young individuals, including schoolchildren, to engage in athletics.

  • The theme for the 2024 edition of World Athletics Day is the "World Mile Challenge."

Background of World Athletics Day:

  • Initiative: Introduced by the IAAF (now World Athletics) as "Athletics for a Better World" for social responsibility.

  • Inception: First observed on 15th May 1996.

Kids' Athletics Day 2024:

  • Date: Celebrated on 7th May globally.

  • Objective: Encourage children and young people to engage in sports, particularly athletics.

  • Importance: Integral part of World Athletics' Kids' Athletics program.

About World Athletics:

  • Establishment: Founded on 17th July 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden, after the Olympic Games closing ceremony.

  • President: Sebastian Coe.

  • Headquarters: Located in Monaco.

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