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World Athletics Day 2024: 07 May

Published on May 07, 2024
Current Context: World Athletics Day, celebrated annually on May 7th, was initiated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now known as World Athletics, which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden on July 17, 1912.
World Athletics Day 2024: 07 May
  • The first World Athletics Day was observed on May 15, 1996, with participation from 50 countries.
  • This day is significant as it honors athletes and reinstates the lessons of dedication and motivation that we learn from sports.
  • It encourages young people and kids to take up sports and practice it, promoting inclusivity and diversity.
  • On this day, people come together to celebrate sportspersons who have shown their dedication and love for their sports.
  • The theme for World Athletics Day in 2024 is the ‘World Mile Challenge’, focusing on running, jogging, or walking a mile to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s achievement of running a sub-four-minute mile on May 6, 1954.


Q.1 When is World Athletics Day celebrated annually?
a. May 15
b. July 17
c. May 7
d. July 7
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