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Clash of the Clubs: Ratoath AC Team Profile
10 August 2022

Next month’s European DNA U20 Clubs event in Castellón, Spain, is set to be one of several high points in the 2022 season for Ireland’s Ratoath AC and a special occasion for the wider community supporting the club.

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Clash of the Clubs: Just 50 days to go
29 July 2022

As organisers round the bend into the preparation home straight, interest is building for the European DNA U20 Clubs event in Castellón, Spain, 17-18 September.
Billed as the Clash of the Clubs, the meeting hosted by the local club Playas de Castellón, European Athletics and the Royal Spanish Athletic Federation (RFEA) will be the first-ever international U20 competition using the Dynamic New Athletics format.

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First European DNA U20 Clubs competition comes into view
29 June 2022

With less than 80 days to go, European Athletics and the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) are ramping up preparations for the first European DNA U20 Clubs competition in Castellón, Spain, 17-18 September.

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Jungle Athletics brings DNA to the grassroots
16 May 2022

An important new chapter in the Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) story has been written by the Royal Spanish Athletic Federation (RFEA), which hosted nearly 200 school-aged athletes for two days of team-based competition under the name “Jungle Athletics” at the Gallur Municipal Sport Centre in Madrid on the weekend of 14-15 May.

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DNA in Spain: Playas de Castellón keeps on winning
9 May 2022

After grabbing the first two editions of Spain’s national indoor Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) inter-clubs meeting, Playas de Castellón confirmed its early dominance of the format, this time with a resounding victory in the country’s first-ever national Clubs U20 DNA Championships at its home track, the Complejo Deportivo Gaetá Huguet in Castellón, last Saturday (7 May).

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Spain are the DNA indoor champions in Glasgow
5 February 2022

Spain started as favourites to hoist the magnificent DNA indoor international trophy and despite unpredictability being a crucial part of the concept, the Iberian squad delivered as expected at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday.

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Where to watch the DNA indoor international in Glasgow on Saturday
3 February 2022

Excitement is building and Glasgow’s Emirates Arena looks set to be a sell out this coming Saturday (5) for the inaugural DNA indoor international which features a six-sided contest featuring England v Scotland v Wales v Ireland v Spain v Portugal.

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Final entries for DNA indoor international now available
2 February 2022

Final entries are now available for the DNA indoor international in Glasgow this coming Saturday.

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Survey shows most federations see DNA potential but want to know more
31 January 2022

Data collected last summer shows that most athletics federations in Europe are open to cooperating with European Athletics on rolling out the innovative Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) team format for competitions at both the domestic and international levels.

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5 days to go – Throwing long is in Lincoln’s DNA
30 January 2022

Team competition is emphasised in Dynamic New Athletics matches but there is no doubt that many fans’ gaze, not least the travelling England supporters, will be on shot putter Scott Lincoln at the DNA indoor international in Glasgow this coming Saturday.

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Scotland name team to contest DNA indoor international on home soil
27 January 2022

Host nation Scotland will be looking to impress in the DNA indoor international in Glasgow on Saturday 5 February not least because they have been able to name Tokyo Olympic Games 1500m silver medallist Laura Muir in their team.

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Scott Lincoln to captain England’s team at the DNA indoor international
27 January 2022

Shot putter Scott Lincoln will lead the England team at the DNA indoor international in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday 5 February.

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European U23 champion Martinez heads Spain team for DNA indoor international
25 January 2022

Spain have named a strong team for the DNA indoor international – a six-sided international featuring England v Scotland v Wales v Ireland v Spain v Turkey – in Glasgow on Saturday 5 February and their squad is replete with high quality performers, not least hurdler Asier Martinez.

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Azu heads Wales’ team for the DNA indoor international in Glasgow
21 January 2022

Reigning European U23 100m champion Jeremiah Azu heads the Wales team contesting the inaugural DNA indoor international in Glasgow, Scotland on 5 February.

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Ireland names team for DNA indoor international in Glasgow
17 January 2022

Among the names in their team is Tokyo Olympian Louise Shanhan and emerging sprinters Molly Scott and Israel Olatunde.

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Playas de Castellón again Spain’s top DNA exponents
16 January 2022

Playas de Castellón retained their ranking as the top exponents of the Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) format in Spain when they triumphed at the national inter-clubs meeting at the Lluís Puig Velodrome in Valencia on Saturday (15).

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Spain to stage second national indoor DNA event
14 January 2022

Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) is set to return to the spotlight when the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) hosts the second edition of the Spanish national inter-clubs meeting at the Velodrome Lluís Puig in Valencia on Saturday 15 January.

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2022: European Athletics to roll out DNA
29 December 2021

After the launch of Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) at the 2019 European Games in Minsk and two years of challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic, European Athletics is now ready to roll out its innovative concept with an extensive programme of activities in 2022.

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European Athletics announces Dynamic New Athletics Indoor 2022 in Glasgow
14 October 2021

European Athletics, Glasgow Life, and EventScotland, are pleased to announce that Dynamic New Athletics Indoor (DNA), a new mixed-gender, fast-paced, short and compact team athletics event, will be coming to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday 5 February 2022.

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DNA makes its indoor debut
31 January 2021

Despite an enforced absence from the competition calendar in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) returned to the spotlight with a successful event at the Spanish national indoor inter-clubs meeting in Valencia on Saturday (30).

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DNA to expand to grassroots with EU grant
23 October 2020

The European Commission has awarded the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) €300,000 to develop European Athletics’ Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) for use in schools and clubs.

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DNA makes exciting debut at European Games in Minsk
29 June 2019

Ukraine’s athletes are celebrating their team gold medal after a spine-tingling final of the first-ever Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) competition in front of a sold-out crowd, which included the Belarusian President, at the 2nd European Games in Minsk, Belarus.

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Dynamic New Athletics gears up for debut at European Games Minsk 2019
1 September 2018

A revolutionary new athletics experience is coming soon to a stadium near you.

At next year’s European Games in Minsk European Athletics and the European Olympic Committees (EOC) will unveil Dynamic New Athletics (DNA), an action-packed new mixed-gender team event built on tactics, competitiveness and grit.

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