Athletics

Echoing London 2012, Coe puts youth engagement at heart of his IAAF campaign

By David Owen at the British Olympic Association Headquarters in London

Sebastian Coe has released the manifesto for his IAAF Presidential election campaign ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe today put the focus of his campaign for the Presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) squarely in the same place as the London 2012 Olympic project that he spearheaded to such great effect: young people.

Bubka to announce IAAF Presidential plans "in due time"

By Duncan Mackay

Sergey Bubka is widely expected to be Sebastian Coe's main challenger to replace Lamine Diack as President of the IAAF ©Getty ImagesSergey Bubka has used Twitter to reveal that he will announce his plans for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency "in due time". 

Penny Dain appointed head of communications for London Marathon

By Paul Osborne

Penny Dain has been appointed head of communications for The London Marathon Ltd ©London MarathonPenny Dain today officially started her new role as head of communications for The London Marathon Ltd, it has been announced.

Teenage athletics superstar Lake awarded SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award

By Nick Butler

Morgan Lake being presented with SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award by England football manager Roy Hodgson ©SportsAidBudding teenage athletics star Morgan Lake has been presented with SportsAid's much coveted One-to-Watch Award at the charity's SportsBall in London.

Sebastian Coe officially announces he will stand to become IAAF President

By Duncan Mackay

Sebastian Coe has announced officially that he is to stand for the Presidency of the IAAF ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe today officially confirmed that he is to stand to become the next President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

IAAF to launch new event bidding website as next wave of competitions draws closer

By Mike Rowbottom

IAAF President Lamine Diack attends the closing ceremony at this year's World Junior Championships in Oregon. Bids for the 2018 version will get underway next year with the help of a new dedicated IAAF website ©Getty ImagesA new online platform for potential hosts of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) events will be launched in January.

Rutherford says he would back athlete boycott of Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Greg Rutherford said he'd "wholeheartedly support" any athlete who feels strong enough not to be involved in the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has claimed he would support any athlete who chooses to boycott the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Doha.

"New sports can come, but athletics is the heart of the Olympic Games," says IAAF President Diack

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

IAAF President Lamine Diack has said athletics will remain 'the heart and soul' of the Olympics ©Getty ImagesInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack departed from his official speech for the World Athlete of the Year awards here tonight to stress the unique place athletics holds as the "heart and soul" of the Olympic Movement.

Lavillenie and Adams voted IAAF World Athletes of the Year

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

Valerie Adams and Renaud Lavillenie pose with their IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards ©Getty ImagesRenaud Lavillenie had the perfect end to his "perfect year" here tonight as he received the Men's World Athlete of the Year award at the International Athletics Foundation Gala, with the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Women's award going to New Zealand's shot putter Valerie Adams, unbeaten now in 56 consecutive competitions.
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