World Athletics have launched a Virtual Museum which is a really innovative and
interesting way of exploring the history of our sport through an online platform.
The coaches & athletes in your clubs will certainly find it interesting if you could
please share. The website is here, with a quick sign-up required:
https://www.worldathletics.org/heritage/mowa and there are more details below.
World Athletics has announced the launch of a 3D virtual museum of athletics,
bringing a new level of innovation and creative technologies to the world of sport.
Known as MOWA, the Museum of World Athletics™ is the first sports museum to
be established solely in the digital world.
It offers visitors an interactive journey through the history of athletics and the sport’s
flagship World Athletics Championships, highlighting many of the legends of the
The museum gives visitors a unique online experience, highlighting key athletics
champions from each continent, and celebrating each edition of the World Athletics
Championships, through realistic interactive content, including items donated by the athletes which help to tell the story of the sport.
Among the exhibits are items owned by many of the greatest athletes in history,
including Paavo Nurmi, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Irena Szewinska,
Carl Lewis, Marie-Jose Perec, Jan Zelezny, Allyson Felix and Usain Bolt.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said MOWA was the perfect platform to
showcase the extensive heritage of athletics, a foundation sport and the No.1
“We are delighted to be the first international sport federation to bring a 3D virtual
sports museum to a global audience,” Coe said. “Through MOWA, sport and
museums fans from around the world will, without the geographical limitations of a
physical location, be able to discover the fascinating history of athletics, and the
amazing achievements of our athletes. It is particularly exciting to launch this
project at a time when the pandemic has limited the ability of fans to attend sporting
events or visit museums in person.
“Athletics is the most accessible and diverse sport in the world and we were keen
for the museum to reflect that by making the platform accessible to everyone,
no matter where you are and what device you use.”
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