Development Head: Salman Iqbal Butt
Area Development Centres: Beijing & Jakarta
Countries served in East Asia: CHN, HKG, JPN, KOR, LAO, PRK, MAC, MGL, TPE, VIE plus the Russian speaking countries: KAZ, KGZ, TJK, TKM, UZB.
The Development Centre is located on the campus of the Beijing Sport University. There are three 400m synthetic surfaced tracks and one indoor 200m synthetic surfaced track available at any time.
The office section contains five rooms, including three office rooms, one lecture room and one storage room.
Countries served: AFG, BAN, BHU, BRU, CAM, INA, IND, IRI, MAS, MDV, MYA, NEP, PAK, PHI, SGP, SRI, THA, TLS.
Currently ADC Jakarta is located at Mandala Krida Stadium in Yogyakarta. All course participants can use a well-equipped weight training room and an indoor gymnasium facility for indoor training programmes at Mandala Stadium.
Classrooms with multimedia facilities for more than 30 participants are available at the MMUGM Hotel and also at the University of Yogyakarta campus. The classrooms are within walking distance from the eight-lane 400m synthetic track at the University of Yogyakarta.
The Jakarta Center provides an athletic education to the biggest segment of the global population and the main language is English.
Development Head: Sylvain Jolliet
Countries served: ALB, AND, ARM, AUT, AZE, BEL, BIH, BUL, CRO, CYP, CZE, DEN, ESP, EST, FIN, FRA, GBR, GEO, GER, GIB, GRE, HUN, IRL, ISL, ISR, ITA, KOS, LAT, LIE, LTU, LUX, MDA, MKD, MLT, MNE, MON, NED, NOR, POL, POR, ROU, SLO, SMR, SRB, SUI, SVK, SWE, TUR, UKR.
Currently suspended: BLR, RUS
Since 2017 European Athletics’ Development department has been serving as the World Athletics Area Development Centre for Europe (ADC Europe).
ADC Europe is located at the House of European Athletics, Avenue Louis Ruchonnet 16, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland. A team of four members – Sylvain Jolliet as Administration and Development Director as well as Anne-Flore Angot, Liese Schroven and Dania Reber as Development Coordinators – delivers European Athletics' development strategy in coordination with the Development Commission lead by Karin Grute Movin as Commission Chair.
ADC Europe funding is contributing to the overall European Athletics development strategy, and its programmes and projects that serve to 51 member federations in Europe.
European Athletics' programmes and projects include:
1. High Performance Programme
a. High Performance Webinar Series
c. High Performance Conference
d. Coaching Summit Series
2. Running and Mass Participation Programme
a. Quality Road Race Certification
b. Run Europe
c. European Running Business Conference
d. European Running Championships
3. Leadership Programme
a. Mentoring Project
b. Gender Leadership Project
c. Future Leaders Forum
4. Member Federation Support Programme
5. Member Federation Networking and Education Programme
a. Convention workshops
b. CEO Conference
c. Member Federations Leaders Forum
d. Member Federation Info Session
e. Communication Managers Seminar
6. Onboarding Programme
7. Member Federation Strategy & NDP Programme
8. Focus Federation Programme
9. Awards Programme
a. Member Federation Award
b. Coaching Award
c. Women Leadership Award
d. Plaque of Merit
e. Golden Pin
10. Sustainability Programme
a. Green Sports Hub Europe
b. Green Inspiration
11. Safeguarding Programme
12. EU Funding Programme (with ADAE)
13. Officials Education Programme
a. WARECS Course and Evaluation
b. TD Course & Evaluation
c. EDM/VDM Course & Evaluation
d. RWJ Course & Evaluation
e. DCD Course and Evaluation
f. Race Road Measurement Course and Evaluation
14. Medical and Anti-Doping Education Programme
a. I Run Clean
b. Medical Seminar
Development Heads: Aziz Daouda & Beatrice Ayikoru
Area Development Centres: Cairo, Dakar, Mauritius, Nairobi, Lomé, Lusaka & Port Harcourt
Countries served in Arabic Speaking Africa & Asia: ALG, BRN, EGY, IRQ, JOR, KUW, LBA, LBN, MAR, OMN, PLE, QAT, KSA, SUD, SYR, TUN, UAE, YEM.
There are two 400m synthetic surfaced tracks in the stadium and a well-equipped weight lifting room available for courses. There is also a fully equipped lecturer room which is connected to a storage room.
Participants and lecturers are usually accommodated in the Sonesta Hotel which is only five minutes by car from the airport.
Countries served in French speaking Africa: ANG, BEN, BUR, BDI, CIV, CMR, CAF, CPV, CHA, COM, CGO, COD, DJI, GAB, GBS, GUI, GEQ, MAD, MLI, MOZ, MTN, NIG, SEN, STP, TOG.
AADC Dakar was born from the merger of the former RDC and HPTC and its mission is the training of coaches, technical officials and executives but also the training of high-level athletes from the 25 federations under its supervision.
The Centre’s headquarters are in the Leopold Sedar SENGHOR Stadium, the largest stadium in Dakar. The office section contains two rooms, a library, a fully equipped lecture room for theoretical sessions and meetings.
For training and practical sessions, there is a 400m synthetic track and all the facilities needed for jumping and throwing events plus a weight room.
The participants and lecturers are accommodated at the FANA hotel, which is 10 min by car from the stadium.
Countries served in English speaking Africa: BOT, ETH, ERI, GAM, GHA, KEN, LES, LBR, MAW, MRI, NAM, NGR, SEY, SLE, SOM, RSA, RWA, SSD, SWZ, TAN, UGA, ZAM, ZIM.
The AADC Nairobi is situated in 'Moi International Stadium' Kasarani, Nairobi.
The Stadium has excellent facilities for the use of course participants. The office section contains one open plan office room, a gymnasium equipped with basic weight training machines, one fully equipped lecture room and one storage room.
Participants and lecturers are normally accommodated in the Hotel Sportsview. Lecture rooms are also provided at the Sportsview Hotel.
Event groups: sprints and combined events
Head Coach: Aleksandre Nievsky
The Centre is located on the beautiful island of Mauritius famed for its glorious weather and beaches. There is a stadium with excellent track and field facilities plus a weight lifting room and athletes are accommodated in an attractive villa.
Event groups: sprints/hurdles & jumps
Head Coach: Jean-Paul Sawadogo
The Centre is located at the Olympafrica Centre Stadium as currently the main international stadium is closed for renovation but will be open for training next season. There is also a weight lifting room.
The Centre has its own house, provided by the Togolese Government for the accommodation of athletes. The Centre is under the CAA authority, but it is also supported by CONFEJES and the Togolese Government.
The Centre is located in Lusaka and is part of the Olympic Youth Development Centre, which is a high-quality multi-purpose sports facility established between the Zambian government and NOC.
Event groups: sprints/hurdles, jumps, throws, middle & long distance
Head Coach: Seigha Porbeni
The Centre is located at the Sports Institute of the University of Port Harcourt. Port Harcourt is a coastal city in the Southern part of Nigeria and is well known for its beautiful gardens and warm climate.
The Centre has excellent synthetic athletics tracks, a warm-up area and facilities for field events. There are also indoor training facilities and a well-equipped strength and conditioning gymnasium.
The athletes are accommodated in a well-equipped residential hostel.
Director of Competitions: Michael Serralta
Director of Coaching & Camps: Chester Morgan
Countries served: AIA, ANT, ARU, BAH, BAR, BER, BIZ, CAN, CAY, CRC, CUB, DMA, DOM, ESA, GRN, GUA, HAI, HON, ISV, IVB, JAM, LCA, MEX, MNT, NCA, PUR, SKN, TKS, TTO, VIN, USA.
Activities are coordinated by the Area Development Department located at Area HQ in The Bahamas. The department is responsible for the implementation of the World Athletics Development Programme and development activities for coaches and technical officials in the NACAC region, which are carried out at Member Federation level.
Development Head: Yvonne Mullins
Countries served: ASA, AUS, COK, FIJ, FSM, GUM, KIR, MHL, NRU, NZL, NFI, NMI, PLW, PNG, SAM, SOL, PYF, TGA, TUV, VAN.
The Area Development Centre is located at the Oceania Athletics Association HQ, Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast. The Development Centre is responsible for the implementation of the World Athletics Development Programme and the coordination of the development activities for athletes, coaches, technical officials and sports administrators in the Oceania region.
The Centre also hosts high performance athletes within the Oceania region, providing a centre of excellence for the training and development of international class athletes and coaches.
Event groups: middle/long distance, sprints, throws, walks, hurdles, combined events.
The Centre has three synthetic athletics tracks (including a 10-lane circular track) and various weight training centres.
Participants are located in excellent accommodation in fully furnished townhouses in a quiet Gold Coast suburb, with many public transport options.
The Centre is located on the beautiful Gold Coast famous for its great weather, amazing beaches and spectacular hinterlands.
Development Head: Juan Alberto Scarpin
Countries served: 10 Spanish speaking: ARG, BOL, CHI, COL, ECU, PAN, PAR, PER, URU and VEN; two English speaking: GUY and SUR; and one Portuguese speaking country: BRA.
The Area Development Centre is located at the Institute of Physical Education in Santa Fe city in Argentina.
Although it has been active since 1990, from 1 January 2018 and as a result of World Athletics' decentralisation programme, its activities are now coordinated by ATLETISMO SUDAMERICANO.
For activities held in Santa Fe, the ADC has CARD Santa Fe facilities, with a synthetic track, gymnastics and weightlifting rooms, kinesiology and recovery rooms and lecture rooms for educational activities.
During the past few years, the ADC has intensified its presence in Area countries with activities meeting their needs and promoting the use of online activities, thus improving the concept of a Mobile ADC. In addition, the ADC has also intensified collaboration with National Federations in the area of competitions.
More information is available at: atletismosudamericano.org