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The IAAF Golden League is an annual series of athletics meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ...


The series was formed to increase the profile of the leading athletics competitions. Athletes (in selected events) who win their event at all six meetings take a share of a USD 1 million jackpot. In addition, events at Golden League meetings scored more Grand Prix points than other Grand Prix meetings. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...

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History

The first Golden League season was held in 1998, consisting of the meetings of Oslo, Rome, Monaco, Zürich, Brussels and Berlin. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Logo for the games when held in Bergen The Bislett Games is an annual track and field event at the Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway that takes place in June, just in the middle of the summer. ... Golden Gala is an annual track and field event at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy that takes place in July as the third meeting of IAAF Golden League. ... Weltklasse Zürich is an annual athletics meeting at the Letzigrund in Zürich that takes place in August. ... Memorial van Damme is an annual athletics event at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels, Belgium that takes place on August 26 as the fifth part of the IAAF Golden League. ... The Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) is an annual athletics meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany that takes place on September 4 as the final meet of the IAAF Golden League. ...


In 1999 a seventh event, Meeting Gaz de France, at St-Denis, Paris was added. This article is about the year. ... Meeting Gaz de France is an annual track and field event at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, France that takes place on July 1 as the first meeting of IAAF Golden League. ... Saint Denis can refer to: a Christian saint: see Denis Seine-Saint-Denis a département of France Several communes in France: Saint-Denis,in the Aude département Saint-Denis, in the Gard département Saint-Denis, in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, home of Saint Denis Basilica... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2000 and 2001, the USD 1 million was reduced to 50 kg of gold bars and athletes only had to win at 5 out of 7 meetings to qualify for the jackpot. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


In 2003, the 50 kg of gold bars was reverted back to USD 1 million and Monaco was dropped from the league after it was awarded the IAAF World Athletics Final. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The IAAF World Athletics Final was inaugrated in 2003 to replace the IAAF Grand Prix Final. ...


In 2004, the Bislett Games were moved from Oslo to Bergen due to the redevelopment of the Bislett stadion. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Logo for the games when held in Bergen The Bislett Games is an annual track and field event at the Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway that takes place in June, just in the middle of the summer. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... Bislett stadion is a sports stadium in Oslo, Norway, founded in 1907. ...


For the 2006 Golden League, the total prize pool remained at USD 1 million, but the award structure had been changed: Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Athletes who won any five of the six events would share in a purse of USD 500,000.
  • The remaining USD 500,000 would be divided among athletes who won all six events.

In 2007, the Jackpot of USD 1 million will only be shared amongst those athletes who won at all six events. In case no athlete managed to win all six events, USD 500,000 will be shared amongst those who won at five of the six events.[1] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Various rules have changed as the new competition finds its feet. The list of events which qualify for the jackpot is different each year, but there are usually six (five for 2007) men's events and six women's. For the year 2007, the disciplines are:

  • Men: 100m, 1500m, 110m Hurdles, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw;
  • Women: 100m, 400m, 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault.

Jackpot winners

Year Winners Event(s)
1998
Details
Flag of Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (1) 1500 m/mile
Flag of Ethiopia Haile Gebreselassie 5000 m/10000 m
Flag of the United States Marion Jones 100 m
1999 Flag of Denmark Wilson Kipketer 800 m
Flag of Romania Gabriela Szabó 3000 m/5000 m
2000
Details
Flag of Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (2) 1500 m/mile
Flag of the United States Maurice Greene 100 m
Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad javelin
Flag of Russia Tatyana Kotova long jump
2001
Details
Flag of Switzerland André Bucher 800 m
Flag of Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (3) 1500 m/mile/2000 m
Flag of the United States Allen Johnson 110 m hurdles
Flag of the United States Marion Jones (2) 100 m
Flag of Romania Violeta Székely 1500 m
Flag of Russia Olga Yegorova 3000 m/5000 m
2002
Details
Flag of Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (4) 1500 m
Flag of Mexico Ana Guevara 400 m
Flag of the United States Marion Jones (3) 100 m
Flag of the Dominican Republic Felix Sánchez 400 m hurdles
2003
Details
Flag of Mozambique Maria Mutola 800 m
2004
Details
Flag of Sweden Christian Olsson triple jump
Flag of the Bahamas Tonique Williams-Darling 400 m
2005
Details
Flag of Russia Tatyana Lebedeva triple jump
2006
Details
Flag of Jamaica Asafa Powell 100 m
Flag of the United States Jeremy Wariner 400 m
Flag of the United States Sanya Richards 400 m
2007
Details

Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Hicham El Guerrouj (Arabic: هشام الكروج, born September 14, 1974, Berkane) is a retired Moroccan middle distance runner. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Haile Gebrselassie (born April 18, 1973) is a long distance track and road running athlete born as one of ten children in Assela, Arsi, Ethiopia. ... Long-distance track event races requires runners to balance their energy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marion Jones (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is an American athlete of half Belizean and half African American descent. ... (Redirected from 100 m) 100m is the classic sprint race distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Wilson Kipketer (born December 12, 1970) is a Danish former middle distance runner. ... 800m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Gabriela Szabó (born November 14, 1975 in BistriÅ£a) is a Romanian track and field athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics in 5000 m and winner of bronze and silver medals in 1996 Summer Olympics and 2000 Summer Olympics in 1500 m, respectively. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Hicham El Guerrouj (Arabic: هشام الكروج, born September 14, 1974, Berkane) is a retired Moroccan middle distance runner. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American sprinter in athletics, who holds several world records and Olympic medals. ... (Redirected from 100 m) 100m is the classic sprint race distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Trine Hattestad is a Norwegian javelin thrower, born on 18 April, 1966 in Lørenskog, Norway, as Elsa Katrine Solberg. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... For the Russian beauty queen, see Tatiana Kotova. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... André Bucher (born October 19, 1976 in Neudorf) is a Swiss 800m runner who won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton. ... 800m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Hicham El Guerrouj (Arabic: هشام الكروج, born September 14, 1974, Berkane) is a retired Moroccan middle distance runner. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Allen K. Johnson (born March 1, 1971) is a hurdling athlete and won Olympic Gold in the 110 metre high hurdles at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Hurdling In track and field athletics there are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marion Jones (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is an American athlete of half Belizean and half African American descent. ... (Redirected from 100 m) 100m is the classic sprint race distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Olga Yegorova (born March 28, 1972 in Novocheboksarsk) is a Russian middle distance runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Hicham El Guerrouj (Arabic: هشام الكروج, born September 14, 1974, Berkane) is a retired Moroccan middle distance runner. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Ana Gabriela Guevara Espinoza (born March 4, 1977) is a Mexican track and field athlete, specializing in the 400 meters. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marion Jones (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is an American athlete of half Belizean and half African American descent. ... (Redirected from 100 m) 100m is the classic sprint race distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Sánchez celebrates after winning the 400m hurdles in August 28, 2004 at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 m. ... 800m is a common track running event. ... The 2004 IAAF Golden League was an series of athletics meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Christian Olsson (born January 25, 1980 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is an athlete competing in high jump and triple jump. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Tonique Williams-Darling (born January 17, 1976) is a Bahamian sprint athlete. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Tatyana Lebedeva (born July 21, 1976) is a Russian athlete. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Asafa Powell in 2006. ... (Redirected from 100 m) 100m is the classic sprint race distance. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jeremy Wariner (born January 31, 1984 in Irving, Texas) is an American track athlete. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sanya Richards (born February 26, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... // The 2007 Golden League is the 2007 edition of the IAAFs annual series of six athletics meets, held across Europe, with athletes having the chance to win the Golden League Jackpot of $1 million. ...

Meetings

Current meetings for 2007

Date Meet Stadium City Country
15 June Bislett Games Bislett stadion Oslo Flag of Norway Norway
6 July Meeting Gaz de France Stade de France Saint-Denis Flag of France France
13 July Golden Gala Stadio Olimpico Rome Flag of Italy Italy
7 September Weltklasse Zürich Letzigrund Zürich Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
14 September Memorial van Damme King Baudouin Stadium Brussels Flag of Belgium Belgium
16 September ISTAF Olympiastadion Berlin Flag of Germany Germany

Prior to 2003, a seventh meet, Herculis, was held in Monaco Logo for the games when held in Bergen The Bislett Games is an annual track and field event at the Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway that takes place in June, just in the middle of the summer. ... Bislett stadion is a sports stadium in Oslo, Norway, founded in 1907. ... County District Østlandet Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Meeting Gaz de France is an annual track and field event at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, France that takes place on July 1 as the first meeting of IAAF Golden League. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... Saint Denis can refer to: a Christian saint: see Denis Seine-Saint-Denis a département of France Several communes in France: Saint-Denis,in the Aude département Saint-Denis, in the Gard département Saint-Denis, in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, home of Saint Denis Basilica... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Golden Gala is an annual track and field event at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy that takes place in July as the third meeting of IAAF Golden League. ... Stadio Olimpico is the major stadium of Rome, Italy. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Weltklasse Zürich is an annual athletics meeting at the Letzigrund in Zürich that takes place in August. ... Letzigrund is a stadium in Zürich, Switzerland and has a capacity of 23605 places. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Memorial van Damme is an annual athletics event at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels, Belgium that takes place on August 26 as the fifth part of the IAAF Golden League. ... The Heysel Stadium was a sports ground in north-west Brussels, Belgium. ... Nickname: Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: , Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Government  - Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area  - Region 162 km²  (62. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... The Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) is an annual athletics meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany that takes place on September 4 as the final meet of the IAAF Golden League. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Herculis is an annual athletics meet in Monaco, that first took place in 2003, but the second edition took place on 20 August. ...


External links

  • IAAF Golden League 2007 Official Site
  • Bislett Games Official Site
  • Meeting Gaz de France Official site
  • Golden Gala Official Site
  • Weltklasse Zürich Official Site
  • Memorial van Damme Official Site
  • ISTAF Official site

 
 

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