International Track and Field Updates

IOC shortlists three Candidate Cities for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committe Logo

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Buenos Aires (ARG), Glasgow (GBR), and Medellín (COL) have been shortlisted in the bid to host the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2018.

Guiyang and Cali confirmed as hosts of 2015 World XC and Youth Champs

Gao Weidong and Du Zhaocai with Lamine Diack in Barcelona/Photo: IAAF

Guiyang, China and Cali, Colombia, the two sole bidders, have been confirmed by the IAAF as respective hosts of the IAAF World Cross Country and World Youth Championships in 2015.

Canon to sponsor IAAF World Athletics Series till 2016

Fujio Mitarai, Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc. and Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice-President at the Canon Official IAAF Partner signing ceremony in Japan (Canon)Fujio Mitarai, Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc, and Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice-President at the Canon Official IAAF Partner signing ceremony in Japan/ Photo:Canon

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announces a new global partnership with Canon Inc, who will become an Official IAAF Partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series of competitions for the period 2013-2016.

WADA finalises second phase of Code consultation process

The World Anti-Doping Agency - WADA

WADA completes second Code consultation phase, ending the four-and-half month period during which WADA stakeholders have been able to make their recommendations for amending the World Anti-Doping Code and related International Standards.

Moscow 2013 to open ticket sales on October 15th

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the XIV IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013, will start selling tickets on the internet on October 15, 2012 - almost 1 year before the global championships.

IAAF and Toyota extend World Championships partnerships till 2017


The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is delighted to announce that, with the support of IAAF Marketing Partner Dentsu, the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has signed an agreement to continue as an official partner of the IAAF World Championships until 2017.

WADA President issues pre-Olympic warning to doping athletes

Say No to Doping

The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) President, John Fahey, warns athletes who are doping to withdraw from their national teams and stay away from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Kenya's Keino set for IAAF Hall of Fame Induction

Kip Keino from Kenya

Kenya’s Kip Keino, twice Olympic champion and multiple World record breaker, is the latest athletics legend to be named as one of the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame which has been created to mark the year of the IAAF Centenary.

IAAF Fantasy Athletics reopens for Samsung Diamond League

IAAF FANTASY League 2012 / Credit: IAAF

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) re-opens the IAAF Fantasy Athletics game on for the 2012 Samsung Diamond League series.

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London 2012: Organisers unveil motto, Olympic rings with 100 days to go

Photo Credit: LOCOG / Guardsmen from the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh Guards mark 100 days to go

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) unveils the motto for the Games – ‘Inspire a generation’, reflecting the promise made when London won the bid, as part of the celebrations marking 100 days to go to the Olympic Games.

Bekele, Cheruiyot, Dibaba and Jelimo top Doha bill - Samsung Diamond League

Samsung Diamond League 2012 Doha - Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Top African stars Kenenisa Bekele, Vivian Cheruiyot, Genzebe Dibaba, Abubaker Kaki and Pamela Jelimo headline first names for the opening meeting of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League season which blasts off on Friday May 11 in Doha, Qatar.

Show Your Best: US Triathlete wins trip to London 2012

US Triathlete Ryan Celestain of Tulsa, Oklahoma

US Triathlete Ryan Celestain of Tulsa, Oklahoma, becomes the winner of the IOC’s “Show Your Best” Campaign and wins Trip to London 2012 Olympic Games.

IOC says London is ready to host the Olympic Games

The Olympic Park in Straford

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for London 2012 concludes its 10th and final visit to the 2012 host city with the message that London is ready to welcome the world’s best athletes and Olympic and Paralympic fans this summer.

Time running out to Show Your Best and win a trip to London 2012 Olympics

Be inspired, Show Your Best to da world / IOC

The first deadline for submissions to 'Show Your Best', to be in with a chance of winning one of two trips to the London 2012 Olympic Games has been set for Thursday March 1st, 2012.

WADA President calls for Code support

World Anti-Doping Agency President, John Fahey / Photo: WADA

WADA President John Fahey has called on Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) worldwide to support the World Anti-Doping Code and to play an active role in the review process designed to strengthen the Code and the rights of “clean athletes”.

IOC up fight against irregular and illegal betting in sport

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) logo

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s fight against irregular and illegal betting in sport moves towards implementation phase.

WADA releases ‘Say NO! To Doping’ video

Say NO! To Doping - WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a ‘Say NO! To Doping’ video clip as the latest element in an awareness campaign that is fast gaining worldwide support.

Nestlé grabs world sponsorship of IAAF Kids’ Athletics Programme

Nestle Kid Athletics programme with Wilson Kipketer

Nestlé is to become the main sponsor of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Kids’ Athletics programme, one of the world’s biggest youth sports development programmes, for the next five years starting this month.

Samsung extends title sponsorship of Diamond League series

2011 SDL: Brussels Diamond Trophy Winners / Photo: Gladys von der Laage.

The IAAF, which commercialises the title sponsorship rights of the Samsung Diamond League, is delighted to confirm that Samsung have triggered a contractual option to continue as Title Sponsor for the 2012 season.

IAAF offers fans chance to become official poster of World Athletics Day 2012

2012 World Athletics Day Logo (IAAF)

The IAAF is offering all athletics fans around the world the unique chance to take part in an online contest to determine the official poster of the IAAF World Athletics Day.

IAAF begins Centenary celebrations

IAAF begins Centenary celebrations/ IAAF

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) kicked off its centenary celebrations last week in Monaco with the unveiling of a dedicated section of the IAAF website.

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