51ST IAAF CONGRESS CONCLUDES IN LONDON

The 51st IAAF Congress concluded at ExCel London on Thursday (3) on the eve of the IAAF World Championships London 2017. During his opening address, IAAF President Sebastian Coe compared his current presidency to his experience on the track. “As a miler, I’ve always looked at things in four parts,” he said. “Two years into…

IAAF ATHLETES’ COMMISSION VOTING TO OPEN ON 1 AUGUST

Elections for six places on the IAAF Athletes’ Commission will run from 1-12 August with all athletes accredited for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 eligible to vote. The IAAF Athletes’ Commission represents the link between athletes and the governing body, ensuring the voice of the athletes is heard and fed into decision-making processes. Fifteen…

ENNIS AND USA WOMEN’S 4X400M TEAM TO RECEIVE REALLOCATED GOLD MEDALS IN LONDON

The IAAF World Championships London 2017 will rightfully see the reallocation of a number of world championship medals including two golds. These upgrades follow the disqualification of the results of the original medallists after their sanction for anti-doping rule violations. The elevation to first place of Britain’s Jessica Ennis for the Daegu 2011 Heptathlon and…

LONDON TO HOST 3RD IAAF WORLD COACHES CONFERENCE

The 3rd IAAF World Coaches Conference will be held in London from 7-10 August. Unlike previous editions of this conference – and the youth and junior conferences – which were held the day after the championships conclude, this year’s event is taking place during the IAAF World Championships London 2017 on the mornings when there…

Warri Relays and CAA Grand Prix: Over 200 Athletes Arrive In Delta State

Warri, Ozoro, Ugheli and its environs are already bubbling as athletes are already trooping in into Delta State for the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix. The 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix which is fixed for Tuesday, July 18 at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro. Already, invited athletes from the Niger…

COUNTDOWN TO WARRI RELAYS/ CAA GRAND PRIX: Montsho Leads Team Botswana to Delta

FORMER 400m world champion, Amantle Montsho, will be participating in the 2017 edition of the Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix according to a statement signed by the Meet Media Director, Olukayode Thomas. Joining Montsho from Botswana, according to Thomas, are the country’s male and female 4x400m team. Finalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Montsho also competed…

IAAF APPROVES THE APPLICATION OF NINE RUSSIANS TO COMPETE AS NEUTRAL ATHLETES…

IAAF APPROVES THE APPLICATION OF NINE RUSSIANS TO COMPETE AS NEUTRAL ATHLETES AT THE IAAF WORLD U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS NAIROBI 2017 The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed the applications of nine Russian athletes to compete in the IAAF U18 World Championships Nairobi 2017 as neutral athletes under Competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation…

OLYMPIC DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS THAT UNDERPIN SPORT

It’s critical for sport to stay relevant in today’s changing landscape, but the speed of change can only be effective if there is a solid and strong platform of trust in place. That’s the message IAAF CEO Olivier Gers delivered on Olympic Day at the International Olympic Academy Symposium on Governance in Sport and the…

PREPARATIONS ON TRACK FOR IAAF WORLD U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS NAIROBI 2017

IAAF CEO Olivier Gers is this week in the Kenyan capital for a site visit ahead of next month’s IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017. Accompanied by LOC Chair Jackson Tuwei and CEO Michael Mwangi Muthee, Gers visited the competition and training venues at the Moi International Sports Centre and was shown around Kenyatta University…