IAAF launches new website to mark centenary

Friday, 02 November 2012
By Mike Rowbottom

iaaf website_01-11-12November 2 - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has marked its 100th anniversary year by re-launching its website.

According to the IAAF, the website www.iaaf.org – which last had its home page redesigned in 2007 – now offers the visitor "a brighter, more visual, less cluttered visit".

The statement adds: "Our new platform is transparently searchable giving users easier access to the existing statistical information such as results, records and lists, and our editorial content including over 25,000 news articles and 10,000 photographs.

"New features include a standalone results section where you can access all results, for the first time providing a one stop location for all archived data from the various categories of IAAF Competitions; a more visual Athletes section; and a new disciplines section providing basic information especially designed to help engage newer fans about our sport.

"To coincide with our launch the video content of our multimedia is powered by the IAAF's YouTube channels, which along with the well-established IAAF World Athletics Club on Facebook and IAAF Twitter, plugs social media into every page.

"The new IAAF website has been designed to be mobile compatible, and IAAF apps are planned for 2013, along with further new sections such as a fan zone and a shop."

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