World Athletics - Strategic Plan & Olympic Qualifying Process
With the reopening of its headquarters this week, World Athletics has taken the opportunity to discuss with its 214 Member Federations its new Strategic Plan to drive growth, the latest medical advice on the coronavirus pandemic, particularly as it impacts on athletes returning to training and competition, and the updated Olympic qualifying process for Tokyo next year.
The key elements of the strategic plan are:
To use the power and accessibility of athletics and our athletes to create a healthier and fitter world.
Grow the sport and make it relevant in people’s lives and the lives of their communities. Inspire by creating globally appealing and accessible competitions, events, and activities so our talented athletes can entertain and inspire the world. Lead by being the best example of a well-governed sports federation taking brave leadership decisions and valuing partnerships that deliver athletics around the world.
We will grow athletics, by doing the things we do already even better through an on-going programme of continuous improvement and by delivering new and exciting initiatives and programmes with a focus on four priority goals.
Participation and Events
Deliver more events at every level of the sport. From more world-class athletics competitions in all continents at national, regional and international level, through to ensuring there are opportunities for children to try our sport wherever they live and campaigns for more people to get active through running.
Olympic Qualification System
Further to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the qualification system in force has been adapted accordingly.
Download the updated Olympic qualifying system: English | French
Qualification principles remain unchanged: qualification through entry standards (which also remain unchanged) and then world rankings Athletes who have already met the entry standard since the start of the qualification period in 2019 remain qualified with other athletes to qualify within the extended qualification period
Suspended qualification period (for all events) 6 April to 30 November 2020
Amendments to the qualification system listed below
Age requirements have been adapted to reflect new date:
Senior athletes born in 2001 or earlier Junior (U20) athletes born in 2002 or 2003 Youth (U18) athletes born in 2004 and 2005 Athletes younger than 16 born in 2006 or later
On a day that encourages everyone to get moving, runners around the world are invited to celebrate Global Running Day on June 3rd.
Simply run one mile or complete an at-home exercise, then tag a friend to do the same. Share your activity on social media or on your preferred choice of activity tracker, then add the hashtags #Run1Tag1 and #GlobalRunningDay to help the global running community create a worldwide game of virtual tag.
The New York Road Runners (NYRR) has created a Virtual Global Running Day 1M Challenge , which is free to enter for Strava users. Between now and June 7th, simply lace up your shoes and log a mile with a run or a walk.
Activities should of course be conducted in a safe and responsible way in a global effort to support and strengthen the running community. All runners should protect their health and safety and that of others by social distancing while running.
Although many will run separate routes while keeping distance from others, we’re all in this together to stay connected and healthy.
Monday, June 01, 2020
Sabir Part of Santiago 2023 Coordination Commission
The Coronavirus Pandemic has not relented throughout the Americans, but despite the difficult times that all the countries of the continent are experiencing, the Organizing Committee of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games has not stopped its work. Although it has had to adjust to some budgetary adjustments and teleworking, the team remains 100-percent committed and has received unrestricted support from the Government of Chile, the Ministry of Sport and the Olympic Committee.
On a video call this, a new meeting of the Santiago 2023 Coordination Commission was held with representatives of Panam Sports from all over the continent including David Sabir, and its President Neven Ilic, the Chilean Ministry of Sport led by Minister Cecilia Perez, the National Olympic Committee headed by Miguel Angel Mujica and the Organizing Committee led by Executive Director Felipe De Pablo.
In a meeting that lasted for more than three and a half hours, the organizers of the next continental multisport Games presented all of the advances regarding Infrastructure, the Pan American Village, Marketing, Commercial and Budget, among other topics.
In the coming days, groundwork will begin on the country’s main sports complex, where the Great National Stadium Park will be built where several existing venues will be remodeled and new venues will also be built, including the much-anticipated Field Hockey Complex that will be for public use and a new Arena where the abandoned velodrome is currently located.
As for the budget, Santiago 2023 has confirmed USD $506.7 million that will help solidify the important legacy for the Host Country, not only in terms of sports infrastructure, but also in the social sphere which remains the primary objective for the Olympic Movement of the Americas.
“The commitment of the President of the Republic, Sebastian Piñera and of all Chileans to the Pan American Games is more apparent and more present than ever. The main driving force and our main motivation is the great social and community legacy that Santiago 2023 is going to leave. We are advancing according to deadlines and already in mid-June the groundwork begins at the National Stadium for the construction of the first project”, indicated the Sports Minister and President of the Organizing Committee, Cecilia Perez.
“We are very happy and calm with the great work and commitment that Chileans have towards the Games, despite the difficult times that we are living as a region with the Coronavirus. We are confident that Chile will organize an unforgettable Pan American sports festival,” said the President of the Santiago 2023 Coordination Commission, Mario Moccia of Argentina.
“I am very proud of the work they are doing here in Chile. We all know the difficult moment we are experiencing not only here, but throughout the world and especially in the Americas, and they have fully complied with the times and with the work to which they have committed themselves. I see effort, dedication and commitment from everyone, and that makes me very calm,” Panam Sports President Neven Ilic said emphatically.
The Santiago 2023 Organizing Committee does not stop. Despite the fact that there are more than three years until the most important sports festival on the continent begins, the southernmost country in the world has a team working 24/7 despite the pandemic and the difficulties that have arisen. They continue at a steady pace, with the main objective of delivering the best Pan American Games in history.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Bermuda Day Half Marathon Champions
The Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby was cancelled back on April 15th, the cancelation was only the second time in the events history that it would not be run. Kavin Smith holds the record for most wins with nine, while Sir Stanley Burgess, Arthur Lambert, Ed Sherlock and Christopher Estwanik all have 6 wins
On the Women’s side, Sandra Mewett has the most wins with 8, while Debbie Butterfield crossed the line first 7 times, while Anna Eartherley and Ashley Estwanik both have 6 wins under their belt.
Bermuda Day Half Marathon Male Champion
2019 Lamont Marshall 2018 Lamont Marshall 2017 Jay Donawa 2016 Lamont Marshall 2015 Christopher Estwanik 2014 Tyler Butterfield 2013 Tyler Butterfield 2012 Christopher Estwanik 2011 Christopher Estwanik 2010 Christopher Estwanik 2009 Christopher Estwanik 2008 Christopher Estwanik 2007 Larry W. Marshall 2006 Terrance Armstrong 2005 Terrance Armstrong 2004 Terrance Armstrong 2003 Kavin Smith 2002 Kavin Smith 2001 Kavin Smith 2000 Kavin Smith 1999 Kavin Smith 1998 Tracey Wright 1997 Kavin Smith 1996 Kavin Smith 1995 Kavin Smith 1994 Brett Forgesson 1993 Kavin Smith 1992 Errol Cormack 1991 Michael Watson 1990 Tracey Wright 1989 Tony Ryan 1988 Tony Ryan 1987 Michael Watson 1986 Tony Ryan 1985 Michael Watson 1984 Michael Watson 1983 Kevin Pearson 1982 Cal Bean 1981 Raymond Swan 1980 Jeff Payne 1979 Garry Wilkinson 1978 Raymond Swan 1977 Cal Bean 1976 Cal Bean 1975 Cal Bean 1974 Calvin Hansey 1973 Mike Woods 1972 Calvin Hansey 1971 Cal Bean 1970 Calvin Hansey 1969 Calvin Hansey 1968 Alan Hatherly 1967 Thomas Smith 1966 Thomas Smith 1965 Neville Virgil 1964 Neville Virgil 1963 Max Smith Jr. 1962 Ed Sherlock 1961 Ed Sherlock 1960 Ed Sherlock 1959 Ed Sherlock 1958 Ed Sherlock 1957 Arthur Lambert 1956 Ed Sherlock 1955 Arthur Lambert 1954 Arthur Lambert 1953 Arthur Lambert 1952 Arthur Lambert 1951 Stanley Burgess 1950 Stanley Burgess 1949 Arthur Lambert 1948 George Lambert 1947 Stanley Burgess 1946 Stanley Burgess 1945 Victor Hollis 1944 Victor Hollis 1943 Stanley Burgess 1942 James Robinson 1941 Victor Hollis 1940 James Robinson 1939 Max Smith Sr. 1938 Max Smith Sr. 1937 Max Smith Sr. 1936 Max Smith Sr. 1935 Kenneth Castle 1934 Kenneth Castle 1933 James Thomas 1932 Kenneth Castle 1931 Max Smith Sr. 1930 Stanley Burgess 1929 Wesley Bascome 1928 Wesley Bascome 1927 Joe Thompson 1926 Joe Thompson 1925 Joe Thompson 1924 George De Shield 1923 George Ratteray 1922 George Ratteray 1921 John Simons 1920 Wentworth Zuill 1919 Max Smith 1918 Max Smith 1917 Wentworth Zuill 1916 John Simons 1915 [No Race] 1914 Private Henson 1913 Private Rendall 1912 Private Rendall 1911 Private Bruce 1910 Private Jordan 1909 Private Jordan