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Encyclopedia > IAAF World Athletics Final

The IAAF World Athletics Final was inaugrated in 2003 to replace the IAAF Grand Prix Final. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The former Grand Prix Final never had consistency of events included whereas the hope of the World Final is to keep to a consistent program of 35 events.


The top seven ranked athletes from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world rankings in each discipline upto 800 m., and top eleven in events 1500 m. and over, will qualify for the final which is held over two days. Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... 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. ...


There is also a wild card that the IAAF can use to invite up to five athletes who they deem to warrant a place but could not gain the necessary ranking due to injury or other circumstances. The term wild card was originally used to card games, but the term has evolved so that it now may describe what the Merriam-Webster Dictionary calls an unknown or unpredictable factor in any number of domains. ...


The first event held in Monaco was slightly ill-conceived in that the stadium chosen was not big enough to hold the hammer throw competition which was instead held in Szombathely, Hungary at the Stadion Rohonci Út a week earlier. Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular football field to an oval for cricket games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of a field or stage partly... The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum 4 ft (1. ... Szombathely (Latin Savaria/Sabaria, German Steinamanger, Slovenian Sombotel) is a city in Hungary. ... Stadion Rohonci Út is a multi-use stadium in Szombathely, Hungary. ...


All competitors will receive prize money rising from US$1,000 for the 9th - 12th placed athletes in the longer distance races to US$30,000 for the winner in each event. A further US$100,000 will be awarded to any athlete breaking a world record. A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ...


Finals

Year Date Location Disciplines
2003 Sept 13 & Sept 14 Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco
and Szombathely, Hungary.
33 in Monaco
2 in Hungary
2004 Sept 18 & Sept 19 Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco
and Szombathely, Hungary.
33 in Monaco
2 in Hungary (Sept 5)
2005 Sept 9 & Sept 10 Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco
and Szombathely, Hungary.
34 in Monaco
2 in Hungary (Sept 3)
2006 Sept 9 & Sept 10 Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart.

The 1st IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Stade Louis II, in Monte Carlo, Monaco on September 13, and September 14, 2003. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Stade Louis II Stade Louis II The Stade Louis II is a stadium located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ... Categories: Stub | Monaco ... The 2nd IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Stade Louis II, in Monte Carlo, Monaco on September 18, and September 19, 2004. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Stade Louis II Stade Louis II The Stade Louis II is a stadium located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ... Categories: Stub | Monaco ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... The 3rd IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Stade Louis II, in Monte Carlo, Monaco on September 9, and September 10, 2005. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... Stade Louis II Stade Louis II The Stade Louis II is a stadium located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ... Categories: Stub | Monaco ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 4th IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion in Stuttgart, Germany on September 9 and September 10, 2006. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Stuttgart [], a city located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 (as of September 2005) in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ...

External links

  • Official website 2003
  • Official website 2004
  • Official website 2005
  • Official website 2006

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USATF - News (982 words)
World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner was the heavy favorite in the men's 400 meters, and he held a small lead going into the home straight.
Placing third in their events were world champion Lauryn Williams in the women's 100 meters (11.04), Helsinki gold medalist Walter Davis in the men's triple jump (17.23m/56-6.50) and world outdoor champs seventh place finisher Grace Upshaw in the women's long jump (6.67m/21-10.75).
World Championships silver medalist Chaunte Howard was fourth in the women's high jump (1.93m/6-4), while Elizabeth Jackson was eighth (9:46.10) and Lisa Galaviz 12th (10:05.01) in the women's steeplechase.
IAAF World Athletics Final - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (245 words)
The IAAF World Athletics Final was inaugurated in 2003 to replace the IAAF Grand Prix Final.
The former Grand Prix Final never had consistency of events included whereas the hope of the World Final is to keep to a consistent program of 35 events.
There is also a wild card that the IAAF can use to invite up to five athletes who they deem to warrant a place but could not gain the necessary ranking due to injury or other circumstances.
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