Athlete Archive


Will 2013 see additions to list of double winners?

Monaco, July 05, 2013: A double gold medallist at the IAAF World Youth Championships is quite rare, but there are a few athletes who look capable of achieving that feat at this year’s edition in Donetsk, Ukraine on July 10-14. Across the seven past IAAF World Youth Championships, there have been just


Record participation expected at IAAF World Youth

Monaco – July 02, 2013: The IAAF World Youth Championships, which will take place from 10 to 14 July 2013 in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, is on course to become the biggest gathering of athletes in the history of the Championships. With the deadline for the Entries now closed, we are


Global stars to support special demonstration

Monaco – June 28, 2013: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is delighted to announce that IAAF Kids’ Athletics | Nestlé Healthy Kids, the flagship development project of its School / Youth programme, will be demonstrated at the headquarters of Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland on the morning of Friday 5 July.


IAAF Statistics Handbook available to download

Monaco – June 26, 2013: The Statistics Handbook for the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, which will be held in the Ukraine city of Donetsk from 10-14 July, is now available for download from the IAAF website. The 142-page book has been compiled by IAAF Statistics & Documentation Senior Manager Ottavio Castellini


IAAF World Youth Championships, Donetsk 2013

Monaco, June 26, 2013: There are just two weeks to go before Donetsk, Ukraine stages the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, from 10-14 July, but memories are still fresh of the outstanding last edition of these Championships, held two years ago in the French city of Lille. World youth best performances were


Russia’s past and present heroes – Moscow 2013

Monaco – June 25, 2013: There is little more than six weeks to go before the start of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, which take place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August, and the current generation of Russian athletics heroes is sure to enthral the crowds in the Luzhniki stadium.


Lavillenie continues to fly high in the Diamond Race

Monaco – June 06, 2013: With four of the 14 meetings of the 2013 IAAF Diamond League season completed, France’s Olympic Pole Vault champion Renaud Lavillenie, one of the stars of tonight’s Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome’s 1960 Olympic Stadium, continues to fly high above his peers in the all-time statistics


Bulgaria, Peru and now Panama lead the way

Monaco – May 22, 2013: Bulgaria, Over 120 nations of the 212 which make up the membership of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have now implemented IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics, the flagship project of the IAAF School / Youth programme. Created in 2005, and now one of the biggest


Lavillenie, Felix and Jeter the best all time

Doha – May 08, 2013: Renaud Lavillenie, Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter are the most successful athletes in the history of the Diamond Race, the season-long points scoring battle in 32 event disciplines, which is at the core of the annual IAAF Diamond League. The IAAF Diamond League, which starts its 2013


IAAF Website Fans section now opens

Monaco – May 02, 2013: The IAAF is delighted to announce the opening of the brand new Fans Section of its official website, The Fans section is the latest development of the IAAF communications and promotions strategy following the unveiling of the IAAF’s new image on the internet last October. Expected