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News26 Mar 2007

IAAF Council Resolution on Betting in Athletics


General view of one of the first round heats of the women's 3000m Steeplechase in Helsinki 2005 - the discipline's inaugural appearance in the World Championships (© Getty Images)

  The IAAF Council, meeting in Mombasa, Kenya, has resolved that all members of the IAAF Family including, but not limited to officials, athletes, athlete representatives, managers, coaches, meeting organizers and trainers, should be forbidden from taking part, either directly or indirectly, in betting, gambling and similar events or transactions connected with athlete competitions under the rules of the IAAF or its Members.

Such persons should further be forbidden from having active stakes in companies, concerns, partnerships, joint ventures or other organizations that promote, broker, arrange or conduct such events or transactions.

The Juridical Commission has been given the mandate to draw up appropriate regulations, guidelines and rules.