IAAF Archive


SPIKES moves closer to home as part of the IAAF

Monaco – Feb 28, 2014: For the past six years, SPIKES has given a fun, relaxed and engaged voice to our sport via website, social media and printed magazine. As of Thursday (27), SPIKES took up permanent residence as part of the IAAF website. While SPIKES has been “powered by IAAF” from


Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared rule violation

Lausanne, 25 February 2014 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in an urgent arbitration brought by the Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown against the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The CAS has upheld the appeal filed by Veronica Campbell-Brown


IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014

Monaco, Feb 07, 2014: The athletics world has been treated to two world indoor records already this year, courtesy of Genzebe Dibaba, so hopes are high that there will be more record-breaking performances in Sopot when the Polish city hosts the IAAF World Indoor Championships (7 to 9 March) exactly one month


Suhr excited with a month to go until Sopot

Monaco, Feb 05, 2014: As the reigning Olympic champion and world indoor record-holder, pole vaulter Jenn Suhr will head to Sopot, Poland, next month for the IAAF World Indoor Championships on 7-9 March as one of the USA’s biggest gold medal favourites. With little more than one month to go until the


IAAF World Indoor Championships Ambassadors

Monaco, Jan 17, 2014: The IAAF have appointed Canadian sprinter Bruny Surin, US hurdler Allen Johnson and Ukraine multi-events exponent Natallia Dobrynska as Ambassadors to the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, which will be held in the Polish city of Sopot between 7-9 March. Each of the trio, in addition to all


IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running

Belgrade – Serbia, Dec 10, 2013: More than 100 participants from all six of the IAAF Area Associations gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running on Monday (December 9). The chair and moderator was IAAF Vice President Sebastian Coe and the seminar addressed a


Bolt and Fraser are crowned 2013 World Athletes

Monaco – Nov 17, 2013: Usain Bolt (JAM) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) were today named the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year for 2013. Bolt, who won the award for the fifth time, and Fraser-Pryce, a first-time winner, received their trophies at this evening’s IAAF World Athletics Gala held at


Portland 2016 and Birmingham 2018

Monaco – Nov 15, 2013: Portland 2016 and Birmingham 2018, The IAAF Council chaired by President Lamine Diack today met in the Fairmont Hotel, Monaco, for the second and final day of its traditional autumnal session in Monaco. Dominating today’s meeting were the bid presentations by the potential hosts for three IAAF World


The World Anti-Doping Conference

Johannesburg – South Africa, Nov 13, 2013: Abby Hoffman, an IAAF Council Member and a Member of the IAAF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Commission, delivered a strong statement about the IAAF view of the new WADA Code to the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport organised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)


World Athletes of the Year vote to get underway soon

Monaco – Sept 20, 2013: The beginning of next month will mark the opening of the voting process for the 2013 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the International Athletic Foundation World Athletics Gala on Saturday 16 November 2013. A list of 10 male and 10 female candidates will firstly be