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Olympic Dividend boosts World Athletics’ finances

Karsten Warholm of Team Norway runs a new world and Olympic record of 45.94 seconds in the men's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images)

World Athletics saw its revenue almost double and profits increase tenfold in 2021 as the sport’s international governing body was buoyed by a year that saw a strong return to international competition, including the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games.

World Athletics’ annual report and accounts for the year ending December 31, 2021, saw revenue rise from $44.2m (€44.6m) to $82.9m year-on-year, boosted by the four-year Olympic Dividend from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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