1983 IAAF Bottle Opener

Contributed by Robert Pool

1983 IAAF Bottle Opener

A 1983 bottle opener from the First IAAF World Championship in Helsinki. By the late 1800s, popular enthusiasm for all types of physical exercise had caused a boom in participation sports. Athletics was especially popular, and soon became central to the exercise components of national educational systems. Organised athletics thrived in well developed industrial societies and an ever expanding competition programme developed in the schools and universities, in military organisations and private clubs. Until the late seventies, athletics had its moment of glory every 4 years, at the Olympic Games. Today, The official IAAF Competition Programme now includes World Championships, World Junior Championships, World Youth Championships, World Indoor Championships, World Cup, World Cross Country Championships, World Race Walking Cup, World Half Marathon Championships, World Road Relay Championships, the international Golden League/Grand Prix Circuit, the Golden League/Grand Prix Final, the international Cross Country Circuit and the Combined Events Challenge. Property of Robert Pool

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