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IAAF Diamond League reaches agreement on meetings for 2020 season

Monaco, Oct 22, 2019: The Diamond League General Assembly has today agreed on 14 meetings and 1 final for the 2020 season, which includes all current meetings (IAAF Diamond League 2020). Gateshead will replace Birmingham as a venue, as Birmingham’s stadium is redeveloping for the 2022 Commonwealth Games so is not available

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New IAAF Athletes’ Commission members announced

DOHA, Oct 6, 2019: The IAAF is pleased to announce the results of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission elections which took place in Doha during the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Athletes Commission members announced). The six new elected Athletes’ Commission members are: Renaud Lavillenie (FRA, pole vault) 627 votesValerie Adams (NZL,

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Coe re-elected as IAAF President, Restrepo elected first ever female Vice President

Doha, September 25, 2019: IAAF President Sebastian Coe was elected for a second term at the 52nd IAAF Congress in Doha on Wednesday (25) while Ximena Restrepo, Sergey Bubka, Geoffrey Gardner and Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud were elected Vice Presidents (Coe reelected IAAF President). All 203 voting members of Congress voted

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No change in RusAF status – IAAF Council Meeting

Doha, September 23, 2019: The IAAF Council announced today (23) that there had been no change in status of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF)/RusAF status IAAF Council. Reporting to the 218th IAAF Council Meeting in Doha, Rune Andersen, the independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce, said that while some progress has been

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IAAF and CIFP to recognise moment of fair play from IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, September 19, 2019: The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), in partnership with the IAAF, will look for moments that epitomise fair play during the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 with a view to recognising one athlete or moment at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2019 later in the year. The CIFP

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Trailblazing technology to give sports fans a fresh view of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, September 09, 2019: Athletics fans around the globe will be closer to the action than ever before as IAAF Productions introduces ground-breaking Trailblazing technology to the broadcast of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, starting on 27 September. The IAAF, with technology partners and suppliers, has made a concerted push

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Silesia named host of 2021 IAAF World Relays

Monaco, August 28, 2019: The IAAF World Relays will head to Europe for the first time in 2021, with the Polish region of Silesia confirmed today as host of the fifth edition of the biennial event. The newest addition to the IAAF’s World Athletics Series, the World Relays held in the Bahamian

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Medals revealed ahead of IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as Middle East prepares to host the third largest competition for the first time

By Aseel Bardawil, Doha, Qatar, August 27, 2019: With just one month to go until the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, the organizing committee today revealed the design of the medals tomark the start of the final countdown to the competition. More than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes will compete

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Zurich to host Diamond League Final in 2020 and 2021 as the League undergoes reform to become stronger and more relevant to athletes and fans

Monaco, August 26, 2019: Weltklasse Zurich will host the 2020 and 2021 Diamond League finals under the new one-final format that was jointly announced by the IAAF and Diamond League in March this year. The Diamond League was established in 2010 with two finals, traditionally held in Zurich and Brussels, but for

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Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton named Ambassadors for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, August 8, 2019: Multiple world and Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton and 2016 world indoor pentathlon champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton have been named as ambassadors for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. With 50 days to go until the IAAF’s showpiece event gets under way in the Qatari capital, the Eatons