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IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics a towering success

June 12, 2014: Nestlé Kids’ Athletics, Long before she became an Olympic champion or set 14 national records, Jenn Suhr remembers the first time she was asked to pole vault. “I was like, ‘Oh no way. I’m not doing that. You’ve got to be crazy to do that,”” laughed the 32-year-old London


World and Olympic champions in Broadway

Monaco, June 10, 2014: Jamaica’s 2011 World 100m champion Yohan Blake and USA’s 2000 Olympic 100m champion Maurice Greene are among the star athletes ‘past and present’ who will gather in the heart of New York City on Wednesday 11 June to support a demonstration of IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics. Blake,


IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics to star on Broadway

Monaco, June 4, 2014: 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 in the heart of New York City on Wednesday 11 June. IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics,


$1.4 million in prize money up for grabs in Nassau – IAAF World Relays

Bahamas, May 21, 2014: A total prize purse of USD $1.4million will be paid by the IAAF for the men’s and women’s races at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on 24-25 May. Team prize money for each race (all amounts are in US$) 1st – 50,000 2nd –


Press Accreditation & Accommodation announces

Monaco, May 20, 2014: Written press journalists and photographers wishing to cover the IAAF World Junior Championships, to be held in Eugene, Oregon, USA from 22 to 27 July 2014, are kindly asked to note the following important deadlines: Accommodation deadline: 20 June 2014 Press Accreditation deadline: 1 July 2014 Media representatives


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


IAAF President Diack hosts media breakfast

Doha – Qatar, May 7, 2014: media breakfast, IAAF President and Diamond League AG Chairman Lamine Diack, and Qatar Athletics Federation President and IAAF Vice President Dahlan Al Hamad, held a breakfast meeting with international journalists and key opinion formers from nine countries in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday (7). Although the two


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


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


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