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World Athletics Day 2023: Theme, History, and Significance

World Athletics Day is celebrated on the 7th of May every year. So, let's celebrate World Athletics Day 2023 with its theme, history, and importance.

Vivek Singh
Photo represents the World Athletics Day
Photo represents the World Athletics Day

World Athletics Day is a reminder of the power of sports to bring people together, promote diversity and inclusion, and create positive social change. It celebrates the spirit of human excellence, perseverance, and determination that drives athletes to push their limits and achieve their goals.

The purpose of World Athletics Day is to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of athletes in sports and to spread awareness about the importance of athletic activities for physical and mental well-being. It is also a day to promote sportsmanship, fair play, and the values of the Olympic spirit.

On this day, various events, competitions, and programs are organized across the world to celebrate the achievements of athletes. The day is also an opportunity for athletes to inspire and motivate people, especially young generations, to take up sports and develop a healthy lifestyle.

History of World Athletics Day

World Athletics Day is celebrated every year on the 7th April. It is a day to honour and appreciate the dedication, hard work, and achievements of athletes around the world. The day was first established in 1996 by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its foundation.

Significance of World Athletics Day

The significance of this day, which encourages fitness and wellness, cannot be overstated. Sports tournaments are held throughout many schools and universities in observance of World Athletics Day.

The main organisation in charge of planning and overseeing athletic events in India is the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). On this day, AFI holds several significant domestic and international sporting events and promotes sports all around the nation.

World Athletics Day 2023 Theme

"Athletics for All - A New Beginning" is the slogan and concept for World Athletics Day in 2023. The goal of this subject is to increase sports diversity and inclusivity.

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