Athletics Archive


2013 IAAF Diamond League in numbers

Monaco, July 01, 2013: The 2013 IAAF Diamond League has reached its halfway point with the conclusion of the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix in Birmingham on Sunday and so this is the ideal time to look at who the stars of the series have been so far and how the Diamond Race is


Global stars to support special demonstration

Monaco – June 28, 2013: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is delighted to announce that IAAF Kids’ Athletics | Nestlé Healthy Kids, the flagship development project of its School / Youth programme, will be demonstrated at the headquarters of Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland on the morning of Friday 5 July.


IAAF Statistics Handbook available to download

Monaco – June 26, 2013: The Statistics Handbook for the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, which will be held in the Ukraine city of Donetsk from 10-14 July, is now available for download from the IAAF website. The 142-page book has been compiled by IAAF Statistics & Documentation Senior Manager Ottavio Castellini


IAAF World Youth Championships, Donetsk 2013

Monaco, June 26, 2013: There are just two weeks to go before Donetsk, Ukraine stages the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, from 10-14 July, but memories are still fresh of the outstanding last edition of these Championships, held two years ago in the French city of Lille. World youth best performances were


Russia’s past and present heroes – Moscow 2013

Monaco – June 25, 2013: There is little more than six weeks to go before the start of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, which take place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August, and the current generation of Russian athletics heroes is sure to enthral the crowds in the Luzhniki stadium.


Lavillenie continues to fly high in the Diamond Race

Monaco – June 06, 2013: With four of the 14 meetings of the 2013 IAAF Diamond League season completed, France’s Olympic Pole Vault champion Renaud Lavillenie, one of the stars of tonight’s Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome’s 1960 Olympic Stadium, continues to fly high above his peers in the all-time statistics


Bulgaria, Peru and now Panama lead the way

Monaco – May 22, 2013: Bulgaria, Over 120 nations of the 212 which make up the membership of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have now implemented IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics, the flagship project of the IAAF School / Youth programme. Created in 2005, and now one of the biggest


Media accreditation for IPC Athletics C’ships

Germany, May 17, 2013: The media accreditation process is now open for the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, featuring the majority of medal winners from London as they start their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. Media interested in covering these championships can now apply


Moscow Turning the clock back to Moscow 1980

Monaco, May 16, 2013: The IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013, which takes place from 10 to 18 August, will be infused with memories of the last global athletics championship to be staged in the famous Luzhniki Stadium: the 1980 Olympic Games. It was a very different era politically and several major athletics


Spectacular Doha kick-starts Diamond League

Doha, May 10, 2013 – It was a spectacular night for Olympic Champions as the 2013 Diamond League kicked off in Doha – even though the biggest crown of all in the Qatar event finally fell. The most eagerly awaited events of the night didn’t fail to impress, with some incredible performances