World Athletics’ campaign to shape the future of the sport

jakob ingebrigsten

UK Athletics along with runbritain have today announced their active support for World Athletics unprecedented campaign to gather feedback and set the future strategy for athletics across the world.

The campaign, named a ‘Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics’, offers the opportunity for all those with an active interest in the sport to share their opinion on the steps that need to be taken by World Athletics and its 214 Member Federations.

The result of the feedback, once compiled, will be the establishment of the World Plan for World Athletics 2022-30, which will set out the roadmap for the growth and development of athletics during this eight-year period.

For athletics in the UK, the sport has the opportunity to participate in a global survey on Athletics.

All athletes, coaches, sponsors, volunteers, and fans, are invited to participate. World Athletics wants to hear your perspective on the future of the sport, with all areas under discussion. To give your views, please click on THIS LINK.  

The compilation of the feedback, and ongoing outreach, will be led by World Athletics’ World Plan Working Group. The World Plan will then be finalised in the Summer 2021 by the World Athletics Council before being put forward for approval by the World Athletics Member Federations at the 53rd World Athletics Congress in November 2021.

World Athletics President Seb Coe said:

“Today is a monumental day in the future of global Athletics. As the international governing body, we want to base our future plans on the experiences and knowledge of our vast Athletics community, and it is only right that we give everyone with an active interest in our sport the chance to give their views and insights.

“We are in a remarkable period of change in society, and one that presents challenges but also new opportunities for Athletics. By taking stock and listening to all those involved with Athletics at every level, we can ensure that together, we are ready to fulfil such opportunities and continue to strive.”

The survey is open for five weeks.