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IAAF Council accepts conclusions of independent investigation into voting breakdown at Daegu Congress

Monaco-March 12, 2012: Following the failure of the electronic voting system (EVS) during the 48th IAAF Congress in Daegu Congress, Korea, in 2011, Lauri Tarasti, former chairman of the IAAF Juridical Commission, was appointed by the IAAF President to conduct a thorough investigation. This investigation was supported by an independent technology expert, Alan

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IAAF Hall of Fame created – 12 members announced

Istanbul, Turkey, March 08, 2012: At today’s Press Conference on the eve of the 14th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Istanbul 2012 (9-11 March), President Lamine Diack announced the creation of the IAAF Hall of Fame. To coincide with this announcement a dedicated IAAF Hall of Fame website has been

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Exciting Head to Heads expected in Istanbul 2012 – Four days to go

Monaco – March 05, 2012: With less than one week to go to the start of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul (9-11 March), it’s time to take a quick look at just a handful of the most eagerly-anticipated battles expected when action begins on Friday at the Ataköy Athletics Arena.

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Venezuelan Athletics Athlete Suspended after Anti-Doping Rule Violation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Venezuelan athlete Yoldani Silva Pimentel, the Parapan American Games 100m T12 gold medallist, has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Silva Pimentel returned an adverse analytical finding for Stanozolol Metabolites, 19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone in a urine sample provided on 15

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Record breaking number of nations expected in Istanbul – 172 countries confirm participation

Monaco – March 02, 2012: 172 countries confirm, The IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul which will take place from 9 to 11 March 2012 are on course to become the biggest gathering in terms of participating national IAAF Member Federations in the history of these championships, exceeding the previous record set

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Watt taking a patient approach toward London

Injury may have clouded his Daegu campaign, Mitchell Watt writes in his first IAAF Online Diary, but a silver lining affords the long jumper the opportunity to minimise risk in the lead-up to London 2012. “Welcome to my 2012 diary, an Olympic year diary. “I achieved a lot in 2011, however it