May 30, 2024
  • World Athletics Day is marked on May 7 annually to promote sports participation around the world.
  • The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) founded World Athletics Day as a social responsibility project called ‘Athletics for a Better World’.
  • The Theme for World Athletics Day 2024 is – ‘World Mile Challenge’.
  • This year’s focus is on running, jogging, or walking a mile to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s (the first man to run a sub-four-minute mile) on May 6, 1954.
  • Primo Nebiolo, president of the IAAF and an Italian sports administrator, founded World Athletics Day in 1996.

ABOUT IAAF:

  • The International Association of Athletics Federations was created on July 17, 1912, in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Headquarters: Monaco
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