—- The information in this advisory has been compiled to assist media in following the main developments in athletics over the coming week. It summarises the competitions and stories that will be covered on the World Athletics website and its social media channels.

Monday 27 July

Feature: Italian shot putter Leonardo Fabbri

Tuesday 28 July

World Athletics Podcast: Armand Duplantis

Wednesday 29 July

News: World Athletics Council Meeting day one (TBC)

Thursday 30 July

News: World Athletics Council Meeting day two
Press conference: 222nd World Athletics Council Meeting (virtual)
One year to go: start of Tokyo 2020 Olympic athletics programme

Friday 31 July

Feature: How Ron Davis helped guide Filbert Bayi to an Olympic medal in 1980

Saturday 1 August

Report: Triveneto meeting in Trieste
Report: World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Kuortane
Be Active: the importance of rest and recovery from Mara Yamauchi
Weekend reads: the best athletics stories from the past seven days

Sunday 2 August

Report: weekend round-up


In case you missed it:

Organisers of the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 announced that there will be a worldwide virtual run held alongside the mass participation race.

News regarding the cancellation, postponement or confirmation of international meetings is posted on our competitions update page. Earlier pandemic-related news and updates were shared on our ‘new normal’ reporting page.


In order to support the worldwide efforts to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus and protect our workforce and their families, many World Athletics staff are currently working from home. The headquarters began to re-open gradually in June, in line with the advice of the Monaco Government and public authorities. Media can contact us through

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