# World Athletics (WA)

Volunteers of the 2023 World Athletics Championships held in Budapest in August expressed their gratitude to World Athletics (WA) President Sebastian Coe and the new Hungarian permanent member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Dr Balázs Fürjes.

Two-time Olympic champion middle-distance runner, World Athletics President, Loughborough University Chancellor Lord Sebastian Coe was awarded the honorary doctorate title at the Hungarian University of Sports Science on 10 November.

The film about the Hungarian University of Sports Science’s volunteers, who received the Fair Play Award for their role in the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, has been released.

Two-time Olympic Champion British middle-distance runner, the President of the World Athletics (WA), Lord Sebastian Coe, and Professor Muhammad Lee Chee Pheng, CEO of the Asia College of Exercise Medicine in Malaysia have been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Senate of the Hungarian University of Sports Science.

During the recently concluded World Athletics Championships, Samuel Ducroquet, Ambassador for Sport of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited to the "home" of the volunteers.

Thursday 24th August saw Volunteers' Day at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. The young people, and not only them, had a wonderful experience.

President of the World Athletics (WA) Sebastian Coe visited the Hungarian University of Sports Science on Thursday. He spoke about the responsibilities of coaches, the beauty and difficulties of the profession and, of course, the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Founder of the technique of microStretching and Stretch Therapy, and currently consulting for the Hungarian Athletics Federation, Dr Nikos C. Apostolopoulos spoke about stretching and its importance as a tool for proper recovery and regeneration, at the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS).

On 19 August, the most eagerly awaited event of the year, the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest officially began. The first day's evening programme kicked off with a grand opening, where Youhuu, the event's mascot, once again entertained the crowd.

The World Athletics (WA) hosted an international conference on Tuesday at the Hungarian University of Sports Science, where the most pressing issues of athletics were discussed.

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