Botswana takes Spirit of World Plan awards for Africa

Botswana's pride - Amantle Montsho & Isaac Makwala / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Botswana is the African beneficiary of the Spirit of World Plan Awards that was created to acknowledge outstanding initiatives that have exemplify the achievements of the Athletics’ World Plan in each of the six continental Areas of the IAAF.

IAAF agrees 6 year broadcasting rights deal with CCTV in China

IAAF President Lamine Diack with Jiang Heping in one of the production studios at CCTV Tower / Photo: IAAF

IAAF signs a new broadcasting agreement with China Central Television (CCTV), overseen by Dentsu Inc., the IAAF’s exclusive agency for marketing rights worldwide and for media rights outside Europe and Africa, for a six year period from 2014-2019.

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 IAAF.org for the 2012 Samsung Diamond League series.

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.

All Set for 2012 World Indoors in Istanbul,Turkey

World Indoor Championships, Istanbul 2012/Logo: IAAF

As usual in an Olympic year which is coming in 2012 many athletes are calculating differently with their planning, EME News looked at the champions from Doha 2010 and Daegu 2011 who are planning to defend their titles in Istanbul next March.

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