World Athletics Day 2020: Know the History, Significance, and Objective of the Day

World Athletics Day 2020:  The first year to observe World Athletics Day was 1996. The event was initiated by Primo Nebiolo, the then president of the International Athletic Federation of Amateurs (IAAF). It is held in May every year. The date is celebrated annually by IAAF. the primary goal for this day is to increase public awareness about sports and to educate youngsters about the importance of sports, Promote Athletics as the primary sport in schools and institutions, and to Popularize sports among the youth.

Updated: May 07, 2020 13:53 IST

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Hari Aditya

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World Athletics Date in 2020

World Athletics Day is held annually on May 7. The date is subject to adjustment, though, because the date is determined every year by the IAAF, however, the month stays the same as May. World Athletics Day was observed on May 7 in 2019 and the same is reported to be the 2020 event, although the formal announcement is yet to be made.

When is World Athletics Day celebrated?

The first time the World Sports Day was held was in 1996. The discipline was initiated by Primo Nebiolo, the then president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). IAAF was founded in Sweden in 1912 as the international governing body for the field of athletics and track sport. The event is funded by IAAF and is planned. Several events take place on the day, with track and field, road cycling, race walking and cross country cycling, etc. among the most popular forms.

What is the Significance of the World Athletics Day?

World Athletics Day An athlete has special significance in the world of sports. At the same time, its position in Purvanchal is not good and there is no synthetic track of athletic. Whereas all national athletic competitions are held on synthetic track only. Nevertheless, the players here have run on the clay ground and have illuminated the name of Banaras in the country and the world.

Which involve Suresh Patel, Santosh Patel, Satyam Mishra, Shekhar Kumar Pandey, Faheem Ansari, Ranjith, Kumar Shanu Gihari and Shyam Milan Attach along with the Olympians Sanjay Rai, Ramsingh, Arjuna Awardee Gulab Chand and Laxman Awardee Ramesh Yadav. It was the late Olympian Gulzara Singh who initiated it. Every year since 1996 the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), the world's top organization, observes World Athletics Day on May 7. The goal is to encourage the culture of sport among the students.

What is the Objective

The project's objective extended to involve school children's involvement in team competitions. That is because schools are the best locations for encouraging the advantages of physical exercise in general and especially athletics. The key World Athletic Day objectives are described below.

  • Increase public awareness about sports and to educate youngsters about the importance of sports.

  • Promote Athletics as the primary sport in schools and institutions.

  • Popularize sports among the youth. Establish a link between the youth, sport, and environmental conservation.

  • To gradually establish athletics as the number one participation sport in schools all over the world.