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…

MIXED 4X400M RELAY PROPOSED FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

Further to today’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concerning the Athletics programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games the IAAF’s comment is as follows. MIXED RELAYS The IAAF is delighted that the IOC would like to include a Mixed 4x400m Relay in the Athletics programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This new…

BRETT CLOTHIER APPOINTED AS FIRST HEAD OF ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT

The IAAF is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Clothier as the first Head of the independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). Following the IAAF Council’s approval of a new Integrity Code of Conduct, IAAF President Sebastian Coe officially launched the AIU at the beginning of April, announcing David Howman as Chairperson of the AIU’s…

IAAF HAMMER THROW CHALLENGE – LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO GO

In less than one week’s time, the last two IAAF challenge series of 2017 will commence on opposite sides of the world. On Saturday 20 May, the 2017 IAAF World Challenge gets underway with the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston, one of the finest annual one-day gatherings of athletics talent in the western hemisphere. Less…

Asaba 2018: Okowa Inaugurates Ogba-Led LOC for Africa Athletics Championships

The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has inaugurated a 17-man Local Organising Committee for next year’s Senior African Athletics Championships tagged “Asaba 2018”. Governor Okowa while inaugurating the Chief Solomon Ogba led LOC on Monday said the state has chosen to start early in order to put together a world-class event that Delta…