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100 children – 100 metres – 100 years: Beijing celebrates IAAF Centenary

Monaco, May 11, 2012: The city of Beijing, China, which will host the 15th edition of the IAAF World Championships in 2015, will stage a special youth celebration on Sunday (13 May) to mark the year of the IAAF Centenary. 100 youngsters, split into 50 mixed teams (12-year-old boys and girls) of

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2012 Samsung Diamond League season launched in Doha

Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2012: season launched, Speaking on the eve of the Samsung Diamond League meeting here in Doha, Lamine Diack, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations and Chairman of the Board of the Diamond League, declared that the world’s top tier invitational track and field series which held

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How much to win, who can race, and how many to score? – IAAF World Race Walking Cup

Monaco – May 09, 2012: Over US$350,000 are on offer for the three senior races – men’s 50km and men’s and women’s 20km – from the IAAF as prize money at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Saransk, Russia, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2012. Prize Money** Individuals (total US$210,000) 1st

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Doha Provisional Entry Lists – Samsung Diamond League

Doha, Qatar-May 08, 2012: The provisional entry lists for the 2012 Samsung Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar (11 May) are now available. Click on the following links to download the provisional entry lists (both correct as at 12:00 CET, 8 May) in pdf. Men’s events http://www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/06/48/29/64829_PDF_English.pdf Women’s events http://www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/06/48/30/64830_PDF_English.pdf Samsung Diamond

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IAAF Fantasy Athletics reopens for 2012 Samsung Diamond League series

Monaco – May 08, 2012: The IAAF is very pleased to announce that the IAAF Fantasy Athletics game has now reopened on www.iaaf.org. IAAF Fantasy Athletics is an exciting online game which will run through the 14 meeting series of the Samsung Diamond League from May to September. The goal of Fantasy

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Athletes from a record 64 Nations to compete in Saransk

Monaco, May 07, 2012: Large crowds are expected to greet race walkers from a record 64 Member Federations of the IAAF who will compete at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Saransk, Russia, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2012. Previously the largest gathering in the 24 edition history of the competition

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Strike the Usain Bolt Pose – IAAF and Usain Bolt launch exclusive online contest

Monaco – May 04, 2012: Usain Bolt Pose, The International Association of Athletics Federations in partnership with World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt are pleased to announce a brand new online contest open to all fans around the world with only one week to go to the Samsung Diamond League series. Ever

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2012 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge ready to spin into action

Monte-Carlo – Some of the finest hammer throwers in the world will begin their season-long quest for a share of a US$202,000 prize pot when the third edition of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge commences at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Japan, on Sunday 6 May. Among them will be

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First doping violation concluded in Athletics on the basis of the Athlete Biological Passport

Monaco, May 03, 2012: Athlete Biological Passport, Hélder Ornelas, 38, a long distance runner from Portugal, has been found guilty of a doping violation and sanctioned with a 4-year period of ineligibility by the Portuguese Athletic Federation (FPA). The evidence against Ornelas comprised of a series of blood test results collected by the

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World Junior Championships Entries confirm 186 countries

Monaco – 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 Preliminary Entries now closed, we are