In the 1960s and 1970s the US President's Council on Physical Fitness focused on rigorous fitness with less of an emphasis on general physical activity.
The Diamond League today confirmed that the British venue of Gateshead has stepped in to host the opening event of the 2021 programme on May 23 in place of Rabat.
The Bislett Games in Oslo on June 10 - the fourth event in this year’s World Athletics Wanda Diamond League programme - has been postponed.
Hayward Field, the venue for the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene in Oregon, has reopened for track and field competition with the Hayward Premiere meet last night.
Athletics South Africa is lobbying the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to hear Caster Semenya's appeal against World Athletics rules, which force her to take testosterone-suppressing medication to compete in her best events, before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached an agreement to feature masters races at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships for the first time in Bathurst in Australia.
World Athletics has announced the launch of a "Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics", which will lead to the development of an eight-year plan through to 2030.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has warned Italy to not be on the "wrong side of history" after a court cleared Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer of doping in a criminal case.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said that the creation of the fully independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is one of his proudest achievements, adding that devolving rather than hugging power is the way forward for all sporting organisations.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has acknowledged that innovations in shoe design may lead to numerous world records at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to take place later this year.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya has received a significant financial boost in her bid to overturn World Athletics' rules to allow her to compete in her favoured events at this year’s Tokyo 2020 Games.
World Athletics has launched the "#WeGrowAthletics" campaign to help the sport achieve gender equality.
A final plan for the reinstatement of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has been approved by the World Athletics Council.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has attempted to rally the Japanese public behind the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games amid waning support for the event in the host country.
South Africa’s Government has confirmed that it is planning to file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in a last-ditch attempt to clear Caster Semenya to be allowed to compete in this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.