World Athletics Day 2020

The World Athletics Day is observed on 7th of May every year and the main objective of the World Athletics Day to observe is to popularise sports among the youth and to promote athletics as the primary sport in schools and colleges,institutions and to encourage and introduce new talent and youngsters in the field of athletics.

The first World Athletics Day was celebrated in 1996. The event was organised by International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). It is a international governing body for the sport of athletics and founded on 17 July 1912.

The most common types of athletics competitions covered on this day are; track and field, road running, race walking and cross country running.

The purposes of the Word Athletics Day

1. Promote athletics
2. Popularise sports
3. Increase public awareness
4. Health & Physical fitness
5. Motivate the youth & youngsters