ATHLETICS Archive

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Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa and IAAF: Decision

Lausanne, May 01, 2019: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled on the requests for arbitration filed by the South African athlete Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) (“the Claimants”) against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (collectively, the parties). The arbitration procedures concerned the “IAAF Eligibility Regulations

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CARIFTA Games and Jamaican Schools become latest recipients of World Athletics Heritage Plaque

Monaco, April 23, 2019: While attending the 48th edition of the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands (20-22 April), IAAF President Sebastian Coe confirmed the latest recipients of the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque. “I delight to announce the award of the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque to two internationally famous youth

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World’s largest ever athletics exhibition opens in Doha

Doha, April 18, 2019: Six global champions were in City Center Doha this evening for the opening ceremony of the IAAF Heritage World Athletics Championships Exhibition. The exhibition, the largest ever of its kind, celebrates the history of the IAAF World Athletics Championships whose first edition took place in Helsinki, Finland, 36

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IAAF releases Consensus Statement on Nutrition for Athletes

Monaco, April 18, 2019: The IAAF has today released a comprehensive guide to sports nutrition designed to offer athletes the latest information on fueling their training and performance (Consensus Statement on Nutrition). The IAAF Consensus Statement on Nutrition for Athletes, published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, includes

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Athletics timetable for Tokyo 2020 released

Monaco, April 16, 2019: The Athletics timetable for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games unveiled today during a ceremony in the Japanese capital. Spread over ten days, athletics competition at the 29th Summer Olympic Games will commence on Friday 31 July with the men’s 20km race walk, which will finish in front of

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Asian Athletics Championships set to welcome continent’s top athletes to Doha

By Dana Abu Naaj, Doha, April 7, 2019: Several world and Asian champions will go head-to-head in Doha in two weeks’ time to compete for top honours in Asian athletics when Khalifa International Stadium hosts the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships from 21 to 24 April. Nearly 700 elite Asian athletes from 44

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IAAF Air Quality Project presented at United Nations Environment Assembly

Monaco, Mar 13, 2019: The IAAF’s innovative IAAF Air Quality Project was one of the key talking points on the opening day of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi this week. The project also featured on the second day of the Science Policy Business Forum held on 10 March prior

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IAAF Diamond League 2020 concept approved by Council

Monaco, Mar 11, 2019: As the IAAF Diamond League heads into its 10th year, the IAAF Diamond League Board and Meeting Directors, together with the IAAF have been reviewing the future of the Diamond League from 2020 onwards. Today the IAAF Council approved the core principles set out and agreed by the

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No change to Russian status in IAAF Council Meeting

Doha, March 11, 2019: The IAAF Council announced today that there had no change in status of the RusAF (No change Russian status). The Taskforce chairman Rune Andersen reported to the meeting in Doha today that two key issues remain outstanding for reinstatement of RusAF: • payment of the outstanding costs. RusAF

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First female IAAF vice president to be elected in 2019

Monaco, March 8, 2019: The IAAF will elect its first female vp this year as it continues its efforts to ensure that women are represented at the highest levels of the sport. As part of the widespread reforms adopted by the IAAF Congress at the end of 2016, the IAAF has added