ATHLETICS Archive

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US$500,000 solidarity fund to assist NACAC federations rebuild

Monaco, Jan 16, 2018: IAAF President Sebastian Coe visited Puerto Rico today to continue discussions and on this occasion hear first-hand about the devastating damage caused last year by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose (NACAC federations rebuild). Visiting Toa Baja and meeting representatives from six member federations in San Juan, Coe

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Gdynia and Minsk to host 2020 World Athletics Series events

Monaco, Nov 25, 2017: The first day of the 212th IAAF Council Meeting, chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, was held today (25) at Le Meridien hotel, Monaco (2020 World Athletics Series events). IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2020 The Polish port city of Gdynia which is part of the urban ‘Tricity’

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Barshim and Thiam named 2017 Athletes of the year

Monaco, Nov 24, 2017: Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24) (Mutaz Essa Barshim Nafissatou Thiam).   Barshim, 26, was one of

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Athletics Empowering Women to Lead in all areas of the sport

Manama, Oct 26, 2017: A two-day Gender Leadership meeting, hosted by the Bahrain Athletics Association for the IAAF, culminated on Wednesday (25) in a unanimous view that actions speak louder than words when it comes to building a diverse and equitable international athletics federation (Athletics Empowering Women). “Being able to reflect off

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Nominees announced for World Athlete of the Year 2017

Monaco, Oct 2, 2017: This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 in Monaco on Friday 24 November. The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected

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Wlodarczyk and Fajdek win 2017 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge

Brussels, Sept 4, 2017: For the fourth time in the history of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, Polish duo Anita Wlodarczyk and Pawel Fajdek topped the end-of-season standings (2017 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge). The scoring system takes each athlete’s three best marks from the series and equates metres to points. Prize money

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World Athletics’ attention turns to Doha as IAAF World Championships Flag is handed over

By Nicola Milan, London, UK, August 14, 2017: Doha has become the next host city of the world’s third biggest sporting event following a momentous handover ceremony in the London 2017 Stadium, broadcast to a global audience as this year’s World Championships came to a spectacular end (Doha 2019 World Championships). Doha

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IAAF World Championships London 2017 – the most compelling and competitive championships of all time

London, August 14, 2017: Speaking ahead of the final evening session on Sunday (13), IAAF President Sebastian Coe described the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as the most competitive and compelling World Championships of all time. “I can’t remember a time when the competition has been so competitive and the stories around

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IAAF Athletes’ Commission voting to open on 1 August

London, July 31, 2017: Elections for six places on the IAAF Athletes Commission will run from 1-12 August with all athletes accredited for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 eligible to vote. The IAAF Athletes’ Commission represents the link between athletes and the governing body, ensuring the voice of the athletes is

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Largest ever biomechanics research project in athletics to be undertaken at IAAF World Championships London 2017

London, July 27, 2017: Leeds Beckett University, in cooperation with the IAAF, will carry out the biggest biomechanics research project ever conducted in athletics during next month’s IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Largest ever biomechanics research project). The aim of the project is to support athletes and coaches in optimisation and improvement