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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

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Air quality device installed in Australia as part of the IAAF’s global programme to monitor and share air quality data

Sydney, Jan 06, 2019: The IAAF has today launched its first air quality monitor in the Southern Hemisphere, at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre in Australia, as part of a pilot programme to measure Air quality device at stadiums around the world. IAAF President Sebastian Coe, accompanied by Athletics Australia President Mark

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Tickets for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 now on sale

Monaco, Nov 12, 2018: Ticket packages for the widely anticipated IAAF Tickets World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 are now on sale to fans and families across the world, with seat prices starting from as little as €14 for the event to be staged in Qatar between September 27 – October 6, 2019.