President of the IAAF, Lamine Diack, speaks to media, 06.03.2014, photo courtesy of IAAF
PRESIDENT DIACK: IAAF head Lamine Diack spoke to the press ahead of the IAAF World Indoor Championships. "The World Indoors is the climax to an outstanding indoor season and we expect excellent results over the next three days," said Diack. "Sadly, world record-breaking pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie is injured, although he will be coming to Sopot as a spectator. But in the women's 1500m we will have multiple world record-breaker Genzebe Dibaba as well as high jumper Ivan Ukhov, who just missed Javier Sotomayor's world indoor record, and Ashton Eaton, who set one of the two world records in Istanbul 2012. I am confident that these stars, and the rest of the field, will be highly competitive."
(Editor's note: President Diack spoke to media today just prior to the IAAF World Indoor. We will post a complete piece by Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF later this evening.)