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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

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IAAF Athletics Connect 2017 – 51st IAAF Congress

London, July 25, 2017: The 51st IAAF Congress takes place from 1st August to 3rd August 2017 with an innovative one-day convention called IAAF Athletics Connect on Wednesday 2 August designed to bring together and inspire the global athletics community (IAAF Athletics Connect 2017). Tuesday 1 August is Registration Day for delegates

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IAAF approves the application of a further eight Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

Monaco, July 20, 2017: 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 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The Doping Review Board, which is composed of

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WADA Legacy Outreach Program joins forces with ADAK and the AIU

Nairobi, July 12, 2017 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is partnering with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and the newly-formed Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) to deliver the latest installment of its WADA Legacy Outreach Program, during the IAAF Junior World Championships in Nairobi, Kenya from 12 – 17 July. The