Athlete Archive


Twelve athletics legends inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame

Monaco, Nov 11, 2014: The IAAF is delighted to announce the names of the 12 athletes who will compose this year’s induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame. Inaugurated in 2012 as part of the IAAF’s centenary celebrations, the IAAF Hall of Fame welcomed 24 athletes in its first year, followed by


IOC disqualifies athlete for violating anti-doping rules at the Summer Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne, Nov 5, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today reported that one athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation during the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which took place in August in Nanjing, China. The athlete, who competed in taekwondo, tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide, a prohibited substance. After reviewing


IAAF and Great North Run to display dramatic opening ceremony to recognise millionth finish milestone

Monaco, September 3, 2014: To mark the Bupa Great North Run becoming the first ever running event to reach a historic millionth finish, a spectacular opening ceremony will be hosted on the banks of the Tyne on Thursday 4 September. The evening will also see the millionth finish achievement officially recognised by


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


IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships

Monaco, Mar 21, 2014: With little more than a week to go to the 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on 29 March, we take a look at some of the key contenders, as well as some of the more interesting entrants. This will be the


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


Door closed 396,548 attend Moscow evening

Moscow – Russia, august 18, 2013: The International Association of Athletics Federations is delighted to confirm that at the conclusion of the final competition session, 268,548stadium spectators had attended the eight evening sessions at the 14thedition of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013. Adding VIPS, guests, media and athletes seats, the evening


IAAF Congress and IAAF World Championships

Monaco – August 02, 2013: The 49th IAAF Congress and 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships are at the core of a packed schedule of events in Moscow, Russia, during the next fortnight. Monday 5 August: IAAF Council Meeting, Radisson Royal Hotel (all day) There will be no formal media briefing.


Close Diamond Race battles to resume post Moscow

Monaco – July 31, 2013: The 2013 IAAF Diamond League has reached a mid-season break as the world’s best athletes prepare to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. With just three meetings left in the series, there are still many events where the Diamond Race is wide open. The Diamond


Moscow 2013 sold out for last weekend

Monaco – July 22, 2013: The IAAF is delighted to announce that ticket sales for the upcoming IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, 10 to 18 August 2013, are accelerating fast with a sold out final weekend and an average of 80.59% sold for the nine days of competition at the Luzhniki Olympic