IAAF Council Meeting, Summary, November 22, 2012, from IAAF, notes by Larry Eder


Alberto Juantarena and Seb Coe, 2010 IAAF Gala, photo by PhotoRun.net

There was no press briefing today, apparently the IAAF Council meetings were a bit longer than expected, but here are the summaries: 

The IAAF Council Meetings went today and I have posted the complete statement from IAAF on World Champs, drug testing, Certification, and Medical and Anti Doping. 

I liked that the IAAF will recognize that the first fifteen in the World Cross Country senior races will be considered to have reached the 10,000m standard for Moscow 2013. 

Note that a new event has been added to the schedule, the Beijing World Challenge Meeting, to be held on May 21, 2013! 



22 November 2012 - Barcelona, Spain - The IAAF Council presided over by President Lamine Diack began the first of a two-day session in the Arts Hotel, Barcelona, ahead of the weekend of IAAF Centenary celebrations in the Catalonian capital.

After a welcome greeting from Council Member José Maria Odriozola, the President of RFEA the host IAAF national Member Federation, and an opening address by President Diack, reports were given by the General Secretary Essar Gabriel and Treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev, and were followed by reports from the various IAAF Committees and Commissions.

The day closed with progress reports from the Local Organising Committee's (LOC) of the three 2013 IAAF World Athletics Series events: IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland (24 March), IAAF World Youth Championships, Donetsk, Ukraine (10 to 14 July), and IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia (10 to 18 August).

Please note, the LOC of Moscow 2013 will give an official press conference at 10.00hrs (CET), Friday 23 November in the IAAF Media Centre (2nd Floor), Hotel Arts, Barcelona.

Here follows a summary of the information approved by IAAF Council on Thursday 22 November:


IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013


Entry Standards - click here

List of Implements - click here

Mascot - click here

All information and documents are available on our Moscow competition site - click here

IAAF World Youth Championships, Donetsk 2013


List of Implements - click here

All information and documents are available on our Donetsk competition site - click here

IAAF World Challenge 2013

Change of date:

IAAF World Challenge Meeting 2013 in Dakar from Saturday 15 June to Wednesday 12 June 2013

New Meeting: Beijing World Challenge Meeting - Tuesday 21 May 2013

IAAF Combined Events Challenge 2013

Calendar approved - click here

IAAF Race Walking Challenge 2013

Calendar approved - click here 

IAAF World Relays 2014 (24-25 May)

The programme will comprise all relay events for which World records are officially recognised by the IAAF:

Men and Women

4 x 100 metres, 4 x 200 metres, 4 x 400 metres, 4 x 800 metres, 4 x 1500 metres           



The panel for 2013/14 have been appointed and can be downloaded in 'Related Documents' on theTechnical Officials page


Track Facilities

Since 29 June 2012, 6 tracks have received Class 1 Certification and 28 Class 2 bringing the current total to 93 holding a Class 1 Certificate and 400 a Class 2 Certificate.


There are currently 1313 items on the list of IAAF Certified Products classified as follows:

-       134 synthetic track surfacing products

-       629 items of competition track equipment (such as, e.g., landing beds, hurdles, cross-bars, fixed stadia equipment, etc.)

-       553 types of competition throwing implements


Doping Control Programme (as of end October 2012)

-       In-competition testing: 1378 urine tests (including 637 EPO analyses)

-       Pre-competition & out-of-competition testing:  983 Blood Passport tests mainly for haematological profiling and also endocrine screenings for the Athletes Biological Passport

-       Out-of-competition testing:  1226 urine tests, including 576 EPO analyses

-       Athletes Registered Testing Pool, currently includes 536 athletes for the IAAF out-of-competition testing programme

Doping Control Programme 2013

-       Out-of-competition and in-competition testing programme foreseen with anticipated stability but increased "intelligent" targeting

-       Athlete Blood Passport testing for all athletes at the Moscow 2013 World Championships will be implemented through the same blood testing programme as in Daegu 2011, to continue gathering consistent and crucial information for both anti-doping and medical survey

Anti-Doping Education

In 2013, the Outreach Programme initiatives will be implemented at the Donetsk 2013 World Youth Championships and the Moscow 2013 World Championships. 


2012 Transfer of Allegiances - click here


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