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180 countries set to compete at IAAF Junior

Monaco – July 04, 2012: The IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, which will take place from 10 to 15 July 2012 are on course to become the biggest gathering in terms of participating national IAAF Member Federations in the history of the championships. With the deadline for the Final Entries now

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Relay teams qualified for London 2012

Monaco – July 03, 2012: Relay teams qualified, The qualification period for the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 ended on Monday 2 July. The IAAF is pleased to confirm the following 16 teams, per each of the four relays, which have

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Bubka and Coe to be inducted into Hall of Fame

IAAF News – June 25, 2012: Monaco – Vice-Presidents of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sergey Bubka (UKR) and Sebastian Coe (GBR) are the latest two legends to be named amongst the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame which has been created to mark the year of

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Can Gill, Miller and Bengtsson defend?

Monaco – June 22, 2012: Bengtsson, With just two weeks to go to the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain over 1800 athletes representing a record 186 countries are looking forward to what is likely to be the beginning of a long and successful career in athletics. Yet, for three of

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Alberto Juantorena to be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame

Monaco – June 11, 2012: Cuba’s Alberto Juantorena, the 1976 double Olympic champion and former World record holder, is the latest athletics legend to be named as one of the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame which has been created to mark the year of the IAAF Centenary. The

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NASDAQ closing bell rung to mark the IAAF Centenary

Monaco – June 9, 2012: Yesterday afternoon (Fri 8) in Times Square, New York City, IAAF President Lamine Diack was given the honour of the traditional ringing of the NASDAQ closing bell, to mark the year of the IAAF Centenary and the work of the International Athletic Foundation of which he is

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Didriksen, Johnson and O’Brien to be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame

Monaco – June 6, 2012: Olympic champions and multiple record holders Mildred ‘Babe’ Didriksen, Michael Johnson and Dan O’Brien of the U.S. are the latest athletics legends to be included among the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame. IAAF President Lamine Diack made the announcement in New York City’s

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New York’s Times Square takes the baton in ‘100-100-100

Monaco – June 05, 2012: One of the world’s most famous landmarks New York City’s Times Square will be the venue on Wednesday 6 June for a ‘100 Kids – 100 metres – 100 years’ relay to mark the Centenary year of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In staging this

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2013 Meeting Calendar for Samsung Diamond League announced

Monaco – May 23, 2012: The International Association of Athletics Federations and the Diamond League AG are pleased to announce the 2013 Meeting Calendar for the Samsung Diamond League, the premier series of invitational track and field meetings in the world. The 2013 season will be composed of 14 meetings taking place

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Irena Szewinska to be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame

Monte-Carlo, May 17, 2012: Poland’s Irena Szewinska, the multiple Olympic champion and World record breaker is the latest athletics legend to be named as one of the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame. The announcement of this honour comes ahead of this weekend’s Samsung Irena Run on Saturday 19