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IAAF Newsletter

Edition 199 | 31 January 2019

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Looking forward to the IAAF World Indoor Tour

The 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour got under way last week and once again promises to produce lots of excitement over the next three weeks.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s series began in Boston on 26 January and will head to Karlsruhe (2 February), Torun (6 February), Madrid (8 February) and Birmingham (16 February) before concluding in Düsseldorf on 20 February.

At the end of the series, the overall winners of each individual scoring discipline will gain a wild card for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020.

The IAAF Race Walking Challenge will also resume in the coming weeks with the Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships on 10 February.

 

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FEATURED NEWS

COUNTDOWN TO IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2019 BROUGHT INTO FOCUS

As calendars open to mark the start of a new year, the countdown to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 begins in earnest.

The World Athletics Championships is one of three World Athletics Series events set for this year. The IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019 will be held on 30 March and six weeks later, on 11-12 May, Japan will host the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019.

The 10-day championships, which will run from 27 September until 6 October, will bring together about 2000 athletes from more than 200 teams, making it one of the biggest global sporting events of the year.

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New sport technology ideas discussed at IAAF Innovation Workshop

Some of the brightest minds in sports technology gathered in London to attend the first IAAF Innovation Workshop, designed to promote creativity and collaboration among the IAAF’s technical partners and suppliers.

Two new events added to IAAF World Relays programme

Leading international athletes have welcomed the addition of two exciting new events to the programme for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019.

Air quality device installed in Australia as part of the IAAF’s global programme to monitor and share air quality data

The IAAF has launched its first air quality monitor in the Southern Hemisphere, at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre in Australia, as part of a pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world.

Air quality monitor installed in Mexico City

As part of the IAAF’s continued pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world, the athletics track at the Mexican Olympic Sports Center (CDOM) had an air quality monitor installed.

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 New IAAF research: readiness key to extreme weather competition

 IAAF and IIRM announce partnership to enhance safety at road races

 Boston to host Interprofessional Management of Endurance Medicine conference

 Nanjing added to IAAF World Challenge calendar

 Danish Crown Prince to participate in Aarhus relay race

 Karlsruhe, Torun and Dusseldorf IAAF World Indoor Tour meetings to be streamed live

 Tergat donates iconic uniform to IAAF Heritage Cross Country Running Display in Aarhus

 Official logo for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 revealed

 IAAF approves the application of 42 Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes 

 

FOR THE RECORD

 

ATHLETES SANCTIONED FOR A DOPING OFFENCE

 

An up-to-date list is available on the Athletics Integrity Unit website.

 

NEW MEMBER FEDERATION OFFICERS – RECENT ELECTIONS / APPOINTMENTS

Member federation

President

General secretary

LUX

Stéphanie Empain (elected)

Mathis Mellina (re-elected)

GUA

Max Leonel Mollinedo Ticas (elected)

Nery Fernando Arango Dominguez (elected)

HKG

Alex Moh (re-elected)

Dennis Ng (re-elected)

CYP

Markaris Pericles (elected)

Michael Kyriakos (elected)

KGZ

Kanat Amankulov (re-elected)

Ivan Shcherbakov (re-elected)

ESP

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Carlota Castrejana (appointed)

NFI

Brentt Jones (re-elected)

Geoff Gardner (re-elected)

 
 

The above information is supplied by the IAAF governance, member and international relations department and represents member federation election results received since the last IAAF newsletter.

 

WORLD RECORDS RATIFIED

 

Summary of all ratified world records set in 2018

Between the start of February and the end of October 2018, at least one world record was set in each calendar month.

 

OBITUARIES

 

Pioneering meeting director Andreas Brügger

Elio Stroppiana, co-founder of Mondo

Coach and administrator Charles Mukora

Italian press officer Alessio Giovannini

 
 

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