Monaco – Jan 17, 2013: The IAAF is delighted to announce that a commemorative ‘page turning’ ebook which celebrates last year’sIAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition in photographs has been published on the IAAF website.
“A Photographic Celebration of the IAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition”offers an 88 page snap shot of the greatest collection of Athletics memorabilia ever assembled.
The exhibition was housed for six weeks in the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, Barcelona, Spain. Open to the general public from Saturday 13 October to Sunday 25 November 2012 with an Official VIP Opening Ceremony taking pace on the evening of Monday 15 October, the exhibition was built on and around a specially laid Mondo track. The main 8 displays, which appropriately for this exhibition were called ‘lanes’, covered the history of the IAAF and Athletics in general, in text, photographs and video.
Linking these displays together were 17 glass display cabinets packed with over 300 items of Athletics memorabilia very kindly loaned to the IAAF by athletes, museums and private collections from around the world, including an historic athletics shoe display by adidas, and technical equipment displays by SEIKO and Mondo.
Please note all photographs used are high resolution and consequently some pages will be slow to load depending upon the speed of your broadband connection. —- IAAF