In a bid to encourage sports activities throughout the world, May 7 is celebrated annually as World Athletics Day. The International Association of Athletics Federation was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 17th, 1912. The first-ever World Athletics Day theme was around the Centennial Addition of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.


The World Athletics has several objectives apart from organizing World Athletics Day. These objectives include:

  • Popularising sports among youth.
  • Boosting athletics to such an extent that it becomes the primary sport in every school and institution.
  • Imparting public awareness about athletics and also spreading the importance of sporting activity among youngsters.
  • Establish a crucial connection between the youth, sport, and environmental conservation.

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World Athletics Day Quotes 

World Athletics Day is celebrated in May each year. For this occasion, we have compiled a collection of World Athletics Day quotes, images, and wishes. This day is celebrated with the aim to educate youngsters to practice athletics and promote physical fitness.

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” ― Mary Lou Retton

“You never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond.”

“Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking shortcuts.”― Roger Staubach

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”― John Wooden

“We are human beings, At the end of the day. Success and failure are a part and parcel of our life.” ― Hima Das

The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration”― Babe Didrikson Zaharias

“Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on just being but from those who seek to be the difference.” ― Kirk Mango

“Athletics is not so much about the legs. It’s about the heart and mind.”― Eliud Kipchoge

“Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.” ― Sachin Tendulkar

“The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee 

“It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline.” – Wilma Rudolph

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
“It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.” – Mia Hamm

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

“If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits that are a real joy.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

You must not only have competitiveness but the ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit. – Abby Wambach

“When I race my mind is full of doubts – who will finish second, who will finish third”-Noureddine Morceli

“When you’re a dreamer, heartbreak and failure come with the territory, but I can tell you it’s worth it because it’s a way of living that is both moving and memorable”-Lauren Fleshman

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”-John Wooden

“Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet”-Carl Lewis

“Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet”-Doris Brown Heritage

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