World Athletics Championship

he World Championships in Athletics is the athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), held every two years. It was started in 1976. The IAAF started hosting its own world championship event, a month and a half after the 1976 Montreal Olympics. A major expansion in 1983 is considered the official start of the event.

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World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang finishes 12th in javelin throw

13 Aug 2017

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang finishes 12th in javelin throw

Davinder Kang, India's lone javelin thrower in the 2017 World Athletics Championships, finished 12th in the 13-men final event.

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang qualifies for javelin throw finals

11 Aug 2017

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang qualifies for javelin throw finals

India's Davinder Singh Kang wrote history as he became the first Indian athlete ever to qualify for the finals of javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships.

Bolt bids farewell with a bronze

06 Aug 2017

Bolt bids farewell with a bronze

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran in his last solo race only to finish at the third place behind American duo Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman.

Who will be the next Usain Bolt?

05 Aug 2017

Who will be the next Usain Bolt?

After dominating the track events for almost a decade and winning almost all the titles possible, Usain Bolt will be bidding adieu to the sport.

2017 World Athletics Championships: Bolt risks it all

04 Aug 2017

2017 World Athletics Championships: Bolt risks it all

Usain Bolt may be the 'fastest man on Earth', but will this 30-year-old make history for one last time at the 2017 World Athletics Championships?

Honour court's directive on Chitra: Vijay Goel to AFI

30 Jul 2017

Honour court's directive on Chitra: Vijay Goel to AFI

Sports minister Vijay Goel asked the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to honour Kerala High Court's directive to include Asia's 1500 metre gold medallist PU Chitra in India's squad for next month's World Athletics Championships in London.

Kaur fails second dope test; removed from World Championships squad

20 Jul 2017

Kaur fails second dope test; removed from World Championships squad

Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was removed from the Indian team for the upcoming World Athletics Championships after her second dope test was positive.

Asian shot-put champion Manpreet Kaur fails dope test

19 Jul 2017

Asian shot-put champion Manpreet Kaur fails dope test

India's shot put gold medallist Manpreet Kaur tested positive for a banned substance in a test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during the Federation Cup National Championships in June.