IAAF Council Meeting, Monaco, 14 Nov, 2013, Notes by IAAF

The IAAF Council meetings were held November 14 and 15 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in conjunction with the IAAF Golden Gala. Here are the notes for the 14th of November. 

Teddy Tamgho, photo by PhotoRun.net

14 November 2013


IAAF Council Meeting, Monaco, 14 Nov - NOTES


Monaco - The IAAF Council chaired by President Lamine Diack today met in the Fairmont Hotel, Monaco, for the first of a two-day meeting, the 187th gathering of the executive of Athletics' world governing body.


IAAF Hall of Fame - 12 legends to be inducted

Council approved the names of 12 athletes who will compose this year's induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame which was inaugurated last year as part of the IAAF's centenary celebrations.

The very strict minimum criteria agreed last year to select the inaugural list of 24 members - click here for 'class of 2012' - was at least 2 Olympic or World titles plus at least 1 World record. This criteria was extended for '2013 and beyond' to allow athletes whose achievements had an 'extraordinary impact on our sport' to be considered as well. All members must have been retired from the sport for a minimum of 10 years.

To keep the process as independent and as transparent as possible the athletes considered for each induction are proposed by the IAAF Hall of Fame Selection Panel which consists of 5 athletics historians, all long-standing members of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians (ATFS) including its President. The Panel is chaired by IAAF Senior Vice President Bob Hersh, who has himself been a member of the ATFS for more than 35 years.

The 24 inaugural members inducted in 2012 will be joined in 2013 by the following dozen athletes with the ceremony taking place on Saturday afternoon (16) in the Fairmont Hotel.

Harrison Dillard

Marjorie Jackson

Hannes Kolehmainen

Natalya Lisovskaya

Svetlana Masterkova

Noureddine Morceli

Parry O'Brien

Marie-José Pérec

Viktor Saneyev

Yuriy Sedykh

Daley Thompson

Grete Waitz


Of these 12 inductees Marie-José Pérec and Grete Waitz have been selected for their extraordinary impact on our sport.


The biographies for the 12 Hall of Fame members 'class of 2013' will be available on-line later today - http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/hall-of-fame/2013



Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)

Council, upon the recommendation of the Doping Review Board, upheld the decision not to ratify Ms Thiam's performance in Ghent on 3 February 2013 as the World Junior Indoor Record for the Pentathlon.


IAAF World Relays - Nassau, Bahamas - 24/25 May 2014

Council approved the following Entry Standards:

4 x 100m
Men 38.90 / Women 43.80

4 x 400m
Men 3:04.10 / Women 3:33.00

Qualification Period: 1st January 2013 - 12 May 2014


IAAF Race Walking Challenge 2014

Council approved the Calendar for the Challenge.


World Athletics Series 2014

Progress Reports were delivered by the Local Organising Committees of the five IAAF World Athletics Series events which will take place in 2014, summaries of which are being published as separate stories on the IAAF website:


IAAF World Indoor Championships - 7-9 March 2014 - Sopot, POL

IAAF/Al Bank World Half Marathon Championships - 29 March 2014 - Copenhagen, DEN

IAAF World Race Walking Cup - 3/4 May 2014 - Taicang, CHN

IAAF World Relays - 24/25 May 2014 - Nassau, BAH

IAAF World Junior Championships - 22-27 July 2014 - Eugene, USA




CECS Courses

Since July 2013 the following Courses have been organised:

-           CECS Level I Lecturers' Courses: 3 courses took place for 57 participants, representing 41 MFs (1, RDC Moscow, 1 RDC Gold Coast and 1 Seoul, Korea

-           CECS Level I Coaches' Courses: 17 Courses were held for 361 participants, of whom 261 qualified as CECS Level I Coaches and are now working with young athletes. 13 of these Courses were funded by Member Federations and 4 were funded by the Olympic Solidarity

-           CECS Level III: 1 Pilot Course in Middle & Long Distances was conducted for 9 participants (9M/1W), from 8 MFs (RDC Jakarta)

-           CECS Level IV: 1 Refresher Workshop in Sprint and Hurdles was held for 15 participants (14M/1W), from 11 MFs (RDC Nairobi)


Other Courses

From July 2013 to date, 3 TOECS Courses were held and 1 RWJECS Level I course was organised.


Kids' Athletics

IAAF/Nestlé Healthy Kids Seminars

From 1st July to 31st October 2013, 5 IAAF/NHK Kids' Athletics seminars were organised for 114 attendees who are now Kids' Athletics Activators.

-           NGR, Lagos, 25 July 2013: 24 participants

-           IND, New Delhi, 27-28 July 2013: 18 participants

-           SIN, Singapore, 09-12 September 2013: 24 participants

-           CMR, Yaoundé, 27-28 September 2013: 24 participants

-           NZL, Wellington, 28-29 September 2013: 24 participants


Training Centres (HPTCs & ATCs)

Currently 59 athletes (from approximately 33 MFs) are training at the High Performance Training Centres (HPTC), Accredited Training centres (ATC) and Event Specialised Centres:

-           HPTCs: Beijing (6), Dakar (11), Eldoret (4), Gold Coast (7), Havana (3), Kingston (7), Mauritius (8) and South America (7)

-           ATC: Vaxjo (3)

-           World High Jump Centre, Cologne (3)


23 HPTC athletes representing 19 MFs competed in the IAAF World Championships - Moscow 2013. The most notable result being Amantle Montsho, who won a silver medal in the women's 400m.


Doping Control Programme (as of end October 2013)

Standard Urine Testing

-           Out-of-competition: 1207 urine tests (including 501 EPO)

-           In-competition: 1167 urine tests (excluding Moscow 2013 - World Championships tests) - including 536 EPO

-           Moscow World Championships: 539 urine tests (including 137 EPO)


Blood Testing/Athlete Biological Passport

-           Out-of-competition:  396 blood tests

-           Pre-competition:  365 blood tests (excluding Moscow)

-           Moscow WCH:  1919 blood tests

-           Blood Testing with EA, WMRA, IAU:  458 blood tests


In total 3138 blood tests were conducted.


Anti-Doping Education activity

-           Outreach programmes were successfully implemented in Donetsk at the Youth World Championships and at the athletes' main hotel at the Moscow 2013 - World Championships

-           Various educational material has been realised/updated and launched (Athletes Guide, Anti-Doping Advice Card, Anti-Doping Advice Notes)

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) Applications: Received:  14, all accepted



IAAF YouTube channels deliver content to over 12,000 subscribers - and have received 4 million views of 1500 videos throughout the year.

The final episode of Athletix in October ends the 9th year of programming to an audience of approximately 500,000 worldwide.


Live streaming of World Athletics Gala

The World Athletics Gala 2013 will be produced with live streaming on the official IAAF YouTube channel. In addition, broadcasters taking the event include Austrian, Moroccan, Algerian, Bulgarian, Japanese and South African TV networks, as well as TV news agency Perform and IAAF TV news feed.  In addition, Eurosport is broadcasting its 30-minute show "GREENE LIGHT" with Maurice Greene in Monaco prior to their broadcast of the Gala.

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