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Ridgeon addresses alarming decrease in global sports participation in keynote at Sports Decision Makers Summit

London, July 10, 2019: CEO Jon Ridgeon has committed the IAAF to doing its part to address a slide in global sports participation which is endangering the health of future generations and of organised sport (Sports Decision Makers Summit). He said the latest evidence, which showed that 81 percent of adolescents aged

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100 Days To Go – IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Monaco, June 19, 2019: With 100 days to go until the start of the IAAF World Athletics Doha 2019, action is heating up across the global athletics landscape, promising a full slate of thrilling competition when the sporting world’s attention turns to the Qatari capital from 27 September to 6 October. With

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IAAF UNVEILS NEW NAME AND LOGO

Monaco, June 9, 2019: The IAAF Council approved the global governing body’s new name and logo at the 217th IAAF Council Meeting which concluded today (8) in Monaco (IAAF UNVEILS NAME LOGO). The new name, ‘World Athletics’, builds upon the organisation’s restructuring and governance reform agenda of the past four years to

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Global sporting stars join in as week-long global running celebration concludes with Athletics Family Mile Run

Monaco, June 7, 2018: The IAAF’s week-long celebration of running, which began with its Run 24-1 global relay of mile runs on Sunday, concluded with a hugely successful inaugural Athletics Family Mile Run in Monaco on Friday (7). Some of the biggest names in the world of sport joined members of the

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IAAF response to IWG, WSI and IAPESGW

Monaco, June 4, 2019: Today the IAAF responded to a letter received last week from Raswyn Lovett, Co-Chair of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG), Diane Huffman, President of Women Sport International (WSI), and Professor Rosa Lopez de D’Amico, President of the International Association of Physical Education for Girls

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IAAF Response to Swiss Federal Tribunal order regarding DSD Regulations

Monaco, June 4, 2019: The IAAF received today (15:00 CET) from the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) a “super provisional order” instructing the IAAF to suspend the application of its DSD Regulations as they apply to the appellant. No other athlete covers by the order (Swiss Federal Tribunal order). As of this date,

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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