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

History:

The first World Athletics Day was celebrated in 1996. The event is organised by International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). The IAAF is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was 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, etc.

Purposes:

  • Promote athletics
  • Popularise sports
  • Increase public awareness
  • Establish a link between the youth, sport, and environmental conservation

It is becoming quite important to aware people about the issue of fitness and thus, the World Athletic is celebrated to make people aware about the various issues about health and promote physical fitness. 

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