New Delhi: In a tweet, The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that it will be now known as World Athletics. It has also changed the URL of its official website. The new name has been suggested in a bid to make the sport more accessible.
“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. 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, the website said.
IAAF was found in 1912 as the International Amateur Athletic Federation. In 2001, it changed its name to International Association of Athletics Federations.