Every May 7, World Athletics Day, is celebrated. The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), which introduced it in 1996, launched it as a social responsibility project called “Athletic for the better world”. Every year, the day is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness among youth about the importance of being fit and healthy.
Primo Nebiolo, then President of the IAAF, started World Athletics Day in 1996. IAAF, the World Athletics Federation and international governing body in athletics, sponsors this day each year. Its primary focus is on health and fitness.
IAAF organizes various tournaments and competitions in schools, colleges, and universities.
World athletics day quotes
You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is a real joy.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
Somewhere behind the athlete, you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back. plays for her.
Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.
Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.
Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.
The five S’s of sports training are stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.