IAAF changes name to World Athletics
1st December 2019
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will now be known as World Athletics.
"We’re now World Athletics", the sport’s international governing body said in their new website.
"Welcome to the new World Athletics website, the place to come for all things about our wonderful sport. We’ll be bringing you new features about athletes and the sport, as well as making it easier to find the things we know you love", the official website said. "From information about our events and news about our amazing athletes, to the rules of the sport, historical stats and features to inspire you to be active, it’s all here. Over the coming months, we’ll be adding more content and continuing to improve the organisation of the content".
Founded in 1912 as International Amateur Athletic Federation, it changed its name to International Association of Athletics Federations in 2001 to reflect the non-amateur status of top competitors. Since 2019, the new name of IAAF will be World Athletics.