Athletics legends Willie Banks, Gail Devers and IAAF President Sebastian Coe were officially inducted into the AG Memorial Van Damme Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Brussels on Thursday (5).
Amid euphoric scenes more typically reserved for pop and rock icons, a six-day project to showcase the IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme was launched today at Wanda Plaza in downtown Nanjing, host city of the Youth Olympic Games.
More than 100 participants from all six of the IAAF Area Associations gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running on Monday (9).
Athletics has a strong presence on the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad - Tokyo 2020 and the Coordination Commission for the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games - Buenos Aires 2018, whose composition was announced by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday (16).
.The IAAF Ambassadors press conference on Saturday (10) began with a question to Sebastian Coe about being back in Moscow, where his Olympic career as an athlete began in 1980.
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt and all-round talent Jessica Ennis scooped the main prizes at last night’s Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro.
Sebastian Coe’s status as Olympic hero is doubly assured. His unrivalled back to back gold medals in the blue riband 1500 metres always meant that he came high on any list of Olympic achievement. And when he masterminded the recent victory of the London 2012 bid, any debate was dispelled. Yet 25 years ago today, Coe was on the verge of Olympic oblivion.