Press Release29 Sep 2019

IAAF and Mondo announce the renewal of their partnership


MONDO Sport & Flooring Director Maurizio Stroppiana with IAAF President Sebastian Coe in Doha (© MONDO)

The historic union which began in 1987 continues

As the World Athletics Championships unfold in Doha, MONDO and the IAAF are already looking to the future, announcing today that their partnership, which began in 1987, will continue until 2024.

MONDO S.p.A. has renewed its contract as official IAAF World Athletics Series supplier in the ‘Athletics equipment and athletics tracks’ category for another five years.

The agreement signed today between IAAF and MONDO illustrates again the central position the Italian company has in the world of athletics. MONDO will provide sports surfaces for all World Athletics Series (WAS) events, including supplying the tracks and athletics equipment for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon in 2021 and Budapest in 2023, as well as for the World Indoor Championships in Nanjing next year.

“Our goal is simple: we want to help athletes to improve and achieve their personal best. We are dedicated to ensuring that every athlete can improve their results and their performance, even if only by a tenth of a second. This is why we listen to athletes and coaches and are constantly working on optimising our products – to help sportsmen and women everywhere achieve success,” said Maurizio Stroppiana, MONDO Sport & Flooring Director.

Sebastian Coe, the President of the IAAF, added: “We have always been impressed by MONDO’s company-wide commitment to helping athletes achieve their personal best and maximise their performance. The IAAF is grateful for MONDO's long-term commitment to athletics and enthusiastically welcomes its decision to continue our partnership for many years to come.”

MONDO created a unique pink track at Khalifa International Stadium for the championships in Doha, supplying 17,000m2 of its premium MONDOTRACK WS, and is currently installing the athletics tracks for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The company is also under consideration to supply athletics tracks and equipment to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Advanced technologies for athletics tracks and sports equipment

Mondotrack WS contains specially-designed three-dimensional rubber particles with a selected polymer system to improve the responsiveness and uniformity of the track while maintaining the dynamic performance of the surface and its capacity to reduce fatigue in the athletes who use it.

MONDO’s athletics equipment has also received a comprehensive overhaul to improve functionality, comfort and design. Working with the IAAF design and creative technology team, MONDO's goal was to provide solutions that enable athletes to focus exclusively on their races, particularly during the most intense moments of the competition.



MONDO plays a leading role in the history of sporting success: more than 270 records have been set on its prefabricated surfaces, which are manufactured in its facility in Gallo d'Alba. MONDO has been an IAAF partner since 1987. It’s a collaborative relationship that has enabled two major organisations to combine their technical skills in the pursuit of a shared goal—to support the growth of athletics with passion and innovation. In 1999 MONDO was one of the first companies to obtain IAAF Athletic Track Products certification. Today MONDO athletics tracks and equipment are certified IAAF Products and are used in the most important international competitions. The number of MONDO IAAF Class I and Class II certified installations is increasing, and a total of 12 World Outdoor Athletics Championships have been held on MONDO tracks (from 1987 to 2019), along with 13 World Indoor Athletics Championships (from 1985 to 2018).

MONDO is the world leader in the production of prefabricated sports flooring, and produces surfaces for almost every application. More than 1,100 MONDO tracks and 800 artificial turf fields are installed all over the world. MONDO will be providing the track and the athletics equipment for the next Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020. The company has been the Official Supplier of the athletics tracks for the last 11 Olympic Games, and is a supplier and official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.