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IAAF, ITRA and WMRA forge new partnership to host combined trail and mountain running world championships

Monaco, August 28, 2018: As the athletics family continues to grow with an expansion into new territories, 2021 will be a major milestone year for the sports of trail and mountain running with the inauguration of the IAAF World Trail and Mountain Running Championships, a result of a unique partnership between the

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Qualification system published for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Monaco, July 31, 2018: With exactly two years to go until the athletics action gets underway in the Japanese capital, the IAAF has published the qualification system for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The qualification system was approved at the IAAF Council meeting in Buenos Aires last week and includes details of

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IAAF seeks new announcing talent in ‘Voice of YOG’ competition

Monaco, July 24, 2018: The IAAF is looking to discover an announcer for the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018. Are you passionate about athletics? Can you engage an audience? Could you be the new voice of future global championships? The ‘Voice of YOG’ competition invites fans between the ages of 18

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Campbell Brown donates 2004 Olympic Games winning vest to IAAF Heritage Collection

Monaco, July 23, 2018: Jamaican sprint queen Veronica Campbell Brown, one of only two women in history to have twice won the Olympic 200m title, has become the latest global champion to give her support to IAAF Heritage. The IAAF Heritage Collection, which aims to preserve and savour the best athletics moments

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IAAF approves the application of eight Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes

Monaco, July 4, 2018: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of eight Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2018 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. In December 2017, the IAAF issued

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COE reiterates reasons for new eligibility regulations for female classifications (DSD)

Monaco, June 27, 2018: At a meeting on Tuesday (26) in London between the IAAF and Athletics South Africa (ASA), both organisations discussed their positions on the IAAF’s new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classifications DSD (athletes with differences of sexual development) (DSD). President of Athletics South Africa Aleck Skhosana stressed that the

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IAAF approves the application of 33 Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes

Monaco, June 22, 2018: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 33 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2018 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. In December 2017, the IAAF issued

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Dubai to host 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

Cologne, June 11, 2018: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will host the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships from 7-15 November next year, World Para Athletics has announced. The championships will take place at the new athletics stadium of the Dubai Club for People of Determination and will run under the patronage of Crown

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IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 to 2018 – Exhibition opens In Ostrava

Ostrava, June 5, 2018: The IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition opened in Ostrava, Czech Republic, to applause and accolades from the dignitaries and public gathered in the Czech city’s Forum Nova Karolina Shopping Centre on Tuesday (5). The two-part Exhibition of 200 items, covering both

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IAAF reaffirms pledge to battle air pollution and reduce plastic waste

Monaco, June 5, 2018: As people from around the world take time to reflect upon the state of the planet on this World Environment Day, the IAAF is delighted to share this message from running legend Haile Gebrselassie who reminds us of the importance of clean air within athletics and the urgent