Principles for transfers of allegiance
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Following the recommendations from the Transfer of Allegiance Working Group, Council agreed to a set of principles regarding transfers of allegiance in athletics, which include a minimum three-year waiting period for athletes wanting to transfer from one country to another. Also evidence that countries are offering full citizenship and associated rights with the provision that an athlete can transfer only once in their career, and that no transfers take place before the age of 20. An review panel will be established which will determine the credibility of applications. While the specific rules are being drafted for approval at the July meeting of Council in Buenos Aires, the IAAF’s current freeze on transfers will remain in effect.
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