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Seb Coe outlines concerns for track and field, eyes IAAF presidency

Seb Coe, who plans to run for the IAAF presidency next year, said track and field’s nine-day World Championships are “very long for young people,” there are too many Diamond League meets (14) and not enough head-to-head competitions between top stars. 232 more words


IAAF Diamond League 2015:Event Disciplines Per Each Meeting

The IAAF Diamond League is delighted to announce the distribution of event disciplines for the 2015 season.

Commencing on 15 May 2015 in Doha (QAT), the sixth season of the IAAF Diamond League comprises 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. 203 more words


Athletes of the Year 2014: And the winners are...

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…Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams! I can imagine many people saying, “Who are they?” And I think that is fantastic. 656 more words


IAAF Sign A New Convention With The Principality Of Monaco

IAAF President Lamine Diack, on behalf of the IAAF, signed a new convention with the Principality of Monaco, represented by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, on Friday. 156 more words


Rio 2016 Olympics Will Feature Morning Track & Field Finals

Team USA (Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF)

For the first time at an Olympic Games since 1988, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature finals during the morning sessions of the athletics programme, the IAAF announced on Wednesday (November 19). 250 more words

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New Qualification System Introduced For IAAF World Championships

The entry standards for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 have been officially published today.

The entry and participation principles have been thoroughly reviewed by the IAAF and a new qualification system has been introduced. 94 more words


Nairobi To Host The 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships

The Kenyan capital was the only candidate for this IAAF competition but the Nairobi delegation convincingly persuaded the IAAF Council to endorse its right to host this event, the second IAAF World Athletics Series competition to be held in the country after the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. 98 more words