World Athletics Day 2020: Celebrated on May 7
World Athletics Day 2020
When is World Athletics Day 2020?
- May 7
Every year World Athletics Day is celebrated on May 7. But the date is subjected to change as IAAF decides the date every year.
May is the month where World Athletics Day is celebrated but the date may change sometimes by IAAF.
Last year in 2019, World Athletics Day was celebrated in May 7 and this year also May will be the day for World Athletics Day 2020.
Facts about World Athletics Day
International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) launched World Athletics Day in order to enhance participation in athletics among youngsters.
World Athletics Day falls under IAAF’s social responsibility project ‘Athletics for a Better World’.
It is celebrated to make people aware of the different health issues and to promote physical fitness.
Significance of World Athletics Day
Annually World Athletics Day is celebrated to elevate awareness about sports among youth, in schools and institutions to enhance or promote athletics as the primary sport. The initial motive of World Athletics Day is to produce new talent and youngsters in the field of athletics.
Promote Athletics as the primary sport in schools and institutions.
Popularize sports among the youth.
Establish a link between the youth, sport, and environmental conservation.
To gradually establish athletics as the number one participation sport in schools all over the world.
Increase public awareness about sports and to educate youngsters about the importance of sports.