Category archives for: Athletics

Tolesa eyeing title defence in Venice – PREVIEW

Tolesa eyeing title defence in Venice – PREVIEW

26 October 2012 – A record 8000 runners will toe the start line from Stra for the 27th edition of the Venice Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.

Course record the target in Chuncheon – PREVIEW

Course record the target in Chuncheon – PREVIEW

25 October 2012 – Stanley Biwott’s 2:07:03 course record will be the target at the Chosunilbo Chuncheon International Marathon on Sunday (28).

Van Alphen and Chernova the overall winners of the 2012 IAAF Combined Events Challenge

Van Alphen and Chernova the overall winners of the 2012 IAAF Combined Events Challenge

24 October 2012 – Monte Carlo – Hans van Alphen of Belgium and Russia’s Tatyana Chernova were the overall winners of the 2012 IAAF Combined Events Challenge and will each receive a payment of $30,000 from the IAAF.

With 40th Anniversary approaching, a look back at the first IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Bydgoszcz 2013

With 40th Anniversary approaching, a look back at the first IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Bydgoszcz 2013

23 October 2012 – The 1st IAAF World Cross Country Championships will celebrate their 40th anniversary when they are held in Bydgoszcz on 23 March next year. A look back to 1973 – when the new IAAF format replaced the International Cross Country Championships that had been run over the previous 70 years – offers […]

IAAF agrees 6 year broadcasting rights deal with CCTV in China

IAAF agrees 6 year broadcasting rights deal with CCTV in China

23 October 2012 – Monaco – On the last day of his visit to Beijing, President Lamine Diack visited the headquarters of China Central Television (CCTV) to sign a new broadcasting agreement in the world’s most populous country, China.

Way and Taranowski take IAU 50K World Trophy titles in Vallecrosia

Way and Taranowski take IAU 50K World Trophy titles in Vallecrosia

23 October 2012 – Vallecrosia, Italy – Steven Way and Helen Taranowski of of Great Britain were the victors at the IAU 50K World Trophy held at the weekend in Vallecrosia, Italy, located ten kilometres from the French-Italian Border, near Monaco.

Bolt and James, inspirations for the next generation – Donetsk 2013

Bolt and James, inspirations for the next generation – Donetsk 2013

22 October 2012 – As the latest generation of athletes aged 17 or under look forward to next season’s 8th IAAF World Youth Championships in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, there is already a rich list of those who have gone before them to provide inspiration for their ambition.

President Diack leads delegation on Beijing visit

President Diack leads delegation on Beijing visit

22 October 2012 – Beijing, China – A delegation led by President Lamine Diack and including Council Member Helmut Digel, General Secretary Essar Gabriel, Deputy General Secretary Nick Davies and marketing consultant Papa Massata Diack is halfway through a visit to Beijing, host of the 2015 IAAF World Championships.

Remembering Yaschenko, 1977 European juniors star – Donetsk 2013

Remembering Yaschenko, 1977 European juniors star – Donetsk 2013

18 October 2012 – Donetsk will host its first international athletics championship since the 1977 European Juniors when it welcomes the IAAF’s World Youth Championships next year (July 10-14).

With World Youth champs on the horizon, recalling Thompson’s first major title – Donetsk 2013

With World Youth champs on the horizon, recalling Thompson’s first major title – Donetsk 2013

21 October 2012 – Donetsk, which hosts next year’s IAAF World Youth Championships, will be forever in the memory of Ukraine’s greatest athlete Sergey Bubka, whose indoor World Pole Vault record of 6.15m, the highest achieved indoor or out, was set there in 1993.

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