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Encyclopedia > International Association of Athletics Federations

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. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A sport governing body comes in several forms. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The Old town in Stockholm from the air Stockholm ▶(?) is the capital of Sweden, located on the east coast at the entrance of lake Mälaren. ...


Included in its charge are the standardization of timekeeping methods and world records. The IAAF also organizes many major athletics competitions worldwide, including:

Beginning in 1982, the IAAF has passed several amendments to its rules allowing athletes to receive compensation for participation in international athletics competitions. However, the IAAF retained the word "amateur" in its name until its 2001 Congress at which the IAAF's title was changed to its current form. The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships were inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed in 1987 as they are known today. ... The IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics are the world championships open for junior age athletes, organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The IAAF Golden League is an annual series of athletics meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The IAAF World Athletics Final was inaugrated in 2003 to replace the IAAF Grand Prix Final. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


The IAAF's current president is Lamine Diack of Senegal. He became Acting President shortly after the death of the previous president, Primo Nebiolo of Italy, in November 1999. Diack was elected IAAF President at the IAAF's 2001 Congress. The IAAF has been headquartered in Monaco since October 1993. 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Presidents

Since the establishment of the IAAF, it has had five presidents:

Name Country Presidency
Sigfrid Edström Sweden 19121946
Lord Burghley Great Britain 19461976
Adriaan Paulen Netherlands 19761981
Primo Nebiolo Italy 19811999
Lamine Diack Senegal 1999

Johannes Sigfrid Edström (November 21, 1870-March 18, 1964) was a Swedish industrial and sports official. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (13 September 1521–4 August 1598), was an English politician, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

See also

The European Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the European Athletic Association. ... The European Indoor Championships were held for the first time in 1970. ...

External links

  • Official site


IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Outdoor
1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009
Indoor
1985 | 1987 | 1989 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2004 | 2006

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International Association of Athletics Federations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in some parts of the world 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.
Lamine Diack was elected IAAF President at the IAAF's 2001 Congress.
IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF.org - News (600 words)
More than 1500 children from 9 schools in Rufisque took part in the event which was jointly organised by the IAAF High Performance Training Centre (CIAD) which is based in the city, and the Olympafrica Foundation.
One of the objectives of IAAF ‘Kids’ Athletics’ is to "present athletics to children in such a playful way that they will perceive it more as a game than as a competition," added Thiaré.
On this occasion for children, Diamil Faye, CEO of the organising company commented "with the help of IAAF, we plan to contribute to the rebirth of athletics at school level in the country, so athletics being presented as the basis of all sport.
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