Sebastian Coe, the International Association of Athletics Federation President, has agreed to meet his disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack - who has been charged with corruption and money laundering - in order to help the ongoing French police investigation.
Sebastian Coe, in India as part of his first official visit to a member country since assuming the Presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last month, has backed the idea of an athletics league in the style of cricket's Indian Premier League (IPL) where athletes such as Usain Bolt and David Rudisha could represent some of the world's major cities.
The future shape of one-day meetings on the international athletics calendar will be analysed by a new working group of key directors, administrators and athletes’ agents, the newly-elected President of the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe has announced.
Newly elected International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe predicted a "bright future" for the sport in an address at the organisation's headquarters in Monaco today, and says he plans to oversee a "world class organisation which has respect across the sporting landscape".
Sebastian Coe, President elect of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), once again defended his sport against charges of widespread doping here at the final press conference jointly held with Chinese organisers of the World Championships.
Good luck to Sebastian Coe, a true friend - and passionate fan - of athletics as he goes toe-to-toe with another Olympic legend, ex-pole vault maestro Sergey Bubka, for the right to rule the turbulent world of track and field.
Bubka pledges administrative support for National Federations as calls for IAAF to appoint chief executive
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidential candidate Sergey Bubka has promised to double the amount of administrative grants for National Federations, while also calling for the sport's world governing body to appoint a chief executive.
The celebrations which marked the 50th Anniversary running of Oslo’s Bislett Games offered many great athletes the opportunity to reflect on the days of their youth. As the cavalcade of classic open-topped Ford Mustangs made its slow circuit of the Bislett Stadium track before the main meeting began, the waving passengers – John Walker, Roger Moens, Javier Sotomayor, Jan Zelezny, Ingrid Kristiansen, Henry Rono - received warm waves of applause. For many of those rising in acclaim, these middle aged but still largely trim and athletic figures had created indelible memories on this oval patch of ground.
No one was applauding more warmly than Svein Arne Hansen, recently elected President of European Athletics, who has been involved in every Bislett Games since 1965 in various forms, serving as meeting director from 1985 to 2009.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidential candidate Sergey Bubka claims more should be done by the world governing body to help to engage more young people in athletics.
The new headquarters of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) were officially inaugurated today by Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAAF President Lamine Diack, in the presence of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).