Athletics Archive


Rudisha ready to rule again in the Samsung Diamond League – ONE MONTH TO GO

Monte Carlo – April 11, 2012: David Rudisha became the latest global superstar of the sport to commit himself to the 2012 Samsung Diamond League and heralding the fact that there is exactly one month to go before the opening meeting on Friday 11 May in Doha, Qatar, Kenya’s 800m World record


Bekele, Cheruiyot, Dibaba and Jelimo headline first names for Doha

Doha, Qatar, April 02, 2012: Bekele Cheruiyot Dibaba Jelimo, At a press conference today, Kenenisa Bekele, Vivian Cheruiyot, Genzebe Dibaba and Pamela Jelimo were among the headline acts announced for the opening meeting of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League season which blasts off on Friday 11 May in Doha, Qatar. Bekele (ETH), the


Stage set for Qatar Schools Olympic Program Finals Festival

Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2012: The fifth edition of the Qatar Olympic Committee’s (QOC) Schools Olympic Program is entering the final stages of the competition at the Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence, in Doha. Qatar Schools This year’s edition of the Schools Olympic Program has the theme ‘Sport and Family’ which sees school


IAAF Hall of Fame created – 12 members announced

Istanbul, Turkey, March 08, 2012: At today’s Press Conference on the eve of the 14th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Istanbul 2012 (9-11 March), President Lamine Diack announced the creation of the IAAF Hall of Fame. To coincide with this announcement a dedicated IAAF Hall of Fame website has been


Exciting Head to Heads expected in Istanbul 2012 – Four days to go

Monaco – March 05, 2012: With less than one week to go to the start of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul (9-11 March), it’s time to take a quick look at just a handful of the most eagerly-anticipated battles expected when action begins on Friday at the Ataköy Athletics Arena.


Record breaking number of nations expected in Istanbul – 172 countries confirm participation

Monaco – March 02, 2012: 172 countries confirm, The IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul which will take place from 9 to 11 March 2012 are on course to become the biggest gathering in terms of participating national IAAF Member Federations in the history of these championships, exceeding the previous record set


On-line Media Accreditation is open – Samsung Diamond League

Monaco – March 01, 2012: The Samsung Diamond League has today opened its central On-line Media Accreditation System for the 2012 season. Via the Media Centre on the Samsung Diamond League website you can make accreditation applications for one or more of the 14 Samsung Diamond League meetings in 2012. If you


Flyin’ high! – Focus on the jumps – World Indoor Championship Istanbul 2012

Monaco, Feb 25, 2012: World Indoor Championship Istanbul, In just two weeks time, the focus of the athletics world will fall firmly on Istanbul as the 14th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships gets underway on 9 March. And much of that focus will fall squarely on the vertical jumps, thanks


Watt taking a patient approach toward London

Injury may have clouded his Daegu campaign, Mitchell Watt writes in his first IAAF Online Diary, but a silver lining affords the long jumper the opportunity to minimise risk in the lead-up to London 2012. “Welcome to my 2012 diary, an Olympic year diary. “I achieved a lot in 2011, however it