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1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference

Monaco, May 26, 2014: The 1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference will be held in Eugene, USA, on Monday 28 July, giving the opportunity for coaches from nearly 180 national teams assembled for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships the chance to attend. Held at the University of Oregon campus in the

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2014 World Juniors set to be biggest ever

Monaco, May 12, 2014: With the deadline for the preliminary entries now closed, the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which will be held between 22-27 July in Eugene, Oregon, is set to be the biggest ever IAAF event to be held on US soil. In terms of athletes, the biggest ever World

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IAAF Diamond League guaranteed until 2019

Qatar, May 8, 2014: The next five years of the IAAF Diamond League are guaranteed following a new agreement announced by IAAF President Lamine Diack in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday (8). “The IAAF Diamond League is a valuable asset for the IAAF,” President Diack told the traditional pre-meeting press conference that was

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IAAF Ambassadors for World Juniors in Eugene 2014

Monaco – The IAAF has appointed Ato Boldon, Joanna Hayes and Jackie Joyner-Kersee as Ambassadors to the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which will be held in Eugene, USA, between 22-27 July. The trio will be very busy while in Oregon. Among their activities, they will conduct interviews with local and international

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2016 IAAF World Junior Championships in Kazan

Dakar – Senegal, Apr 16, 2014: In its second and last day of business in the Senegalese Capital of Dakar, the IAAF Council decided that the Russian city of Kazan will be the host of the 2016 edition of the IAAF World Junior Championships on Tuesday (15). Kazan is well-known as Russia’s

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Candidate cities for 2019 IAAF World Championships

Dakar – Senegal, Apr 15, 2014: Letters of intent from candidate cities interested in hosting a number of competitions of the IAAF World Athletics Series (WAS) 2017-2019 have been received by the IAAF. Emphasizing once more the universal reach and popularity of the sport of athletics, the IAAF Council, currently meeting in

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IAAF Council Meeting, Dakar, 14 April

Dakar, Apr 15, 2014: The IAAF Council is meeting for the third time in its history in Dakar, Senegal, with IAAF President Lamine Diack taking the opportunity to say farewell to his fellow Council Members in his home city on Monday (14). “It is a source of great pride and satisfaction for

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2014 IAAF Diamond League

Monaco, Apr 11, 2014: With one month to go before the start of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, the excitement is already starting to mount and the traditional opening meeting in Doha, Qatar, has already assembled some of the sport’s top stars to get proceedings for the fifth year of the series

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IAAF Launches ‘Athletics for a Better World

Monaco, Apr 8, 2014: International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack today announced plans for ‘Athletics for a Better World’ (ABW) a new social responsibility programme that will use the universality of athletics to make a positive difference in the world. The IAAF will cooperate closely with organisations including Peace

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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Monaco, Mar 26, 2014: As part of its new Athletics Better World (ABW) project, the IAAF is delighted to support the first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which is taking place on 6 April 2014. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 6 April as the International Day of