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IAAF approves the application of eight Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes

Monaco, July 4, 2018: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of eight Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2018 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. In December 2017, the IAAF issued

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COE reiterates reasons for new eligibility regulations for female classifications (DSD)

Monaco, June 27, 2018: At a meeting on Tuesday (26) in London between the IAAF and Athletics South Africa (ASA), both organisations discussed their positions on the IAAF’s new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classifications DSD (athletes with differences of sexual development) (DSD). President of Athletics South Africa Aleck Skhosana stressed that the

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IAAF approves the application of 33 Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes

Monaco, June 22, 2018: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 33 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2018 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. In December 2017, the IAAF issued

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Dubai to host 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

Cologne, June 11, 2018: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will host the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships from 7-15 November next year, World Para Athletics has announced. The championships will take place at the new athletics stadium of the Dubai Club for People of Determination and will run under the patronage of Crown

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IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 to 2018 – Exhibition opens In Ostrava

Ostrava, June 5, 2018: The IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition opened in Ostrava, Czech Republic, to applause and accolades from the dignitaries and public gathered in the Czech city’s Forum Nova Karolina Shopping Centre on Tuesday (5). The two-part Exhibition of 200 items, covering both

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IAAF reaffirms pledge to battle air pollution and reduce plastic waste

Monaco, June 5, 2018: As people from around the world take time to reflect upon the state of the planet on this World Environment Day, the IAAF is delighted to share this message from running legend Haile Gebrselassie who reminds us of the importance of clean air within athletics and the urgent

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IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition to open in Ostrava on 5 June

Monaco, May 29, 2018: The IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition will open in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Tuesday 5 June. Following the opening, the exhibition will be open seven days a week from 1000-2000hrs at the Forum Nova Karolina Shopping Centre in the centre of

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IAAF Run 24:1 to celebrate Global Running Day with one-mile races in 24 cities

Monaco, May 6, 2018: The IAAF today announced the creation of IAAF Run 24:1, a series of 24 one-mile runs that will be contested around the world to celebrate Global Running Day on 6 June. Partnering with sports ministries, city governments, race organisers and member federations around the world, the IAAF initiative

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Qatar’s Samba And Barshim Wow Home Crowds As 2018 Doha Diamond League

By Nicola Milan, – Doha, Qatar, May 4, 2018: The 2018 Doha Diamond League witnessed a scintillating evening of back-to-back action as the world’s best athletes delivered incredible performances across the board (Abderrahman Samba Mutaz Barshim). Team Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba and Mutaz Barshim stole the show as they stormed to victory in

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Innovative and Fan-Centred 2019 IAAF World Championships announced

By Nicola Milan, Doha, May 4, 2018: The competition schedule for the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019 in Athletics has been unveiled today with a new format that enables spectators to have an exciting and engaging event experience (Fan Centred 2019 IAAF World Championships). Details for the IAAF World Championships’ first-ever midnight