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International Association of Athletics Federations
Formation 1912
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Monaco
Membership 212 member federations
President Lamine Diack
Website http://www.iaaf.org/

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was founded in 1912 during a war, at its first congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. Since October 1993 it has been headquartered in Monaco.

Beginning in 1982, the IAAF has passed several amendments to its rules allowing athletes to receive compensation for participation in international athletics competitions. However, the IAAF retained the word "amateur" in its name until its 2001 Congress at which the IAAF's title was changed to its current form.

The IAAF's current president is Lamine Diack of Senegal. He became Acting President shortly after the death of the previous president, Primo Nebiolo of Italy in November 1999, and was elected IAAF President at the IAAF's 2001 Congress.

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Presidents

Since the establishment of the IAAF, it has had five presidents:

Name Country Presidency
Sigfrid Edström  Sweden 1912–1946
Lord Burghley  United Kingdom 1946–1976
Adriaan Paulen  Netherlands 1976–1981
Primo Nebiolo  Italy 1981–1999
Lamine Diack  Senegal 1999–

Competitions

Included in its charge are the standardization of timekeeping methods and world records. The IAAF also organizes many major athletics competitions worldwide, including:

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World Athletics Series

The World Championships in Athletics is the foremost athletics competition held by the IAAF.
Competition Frequency Established
IAAF World Championships in Athletics Every two years 1983
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics Every two years 1985
IAAF World Cross Country Championships Every year 1973
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Every year 1992
IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics Every two years 1986
IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics Every two years 1999
IAAF World Race Walking Cup Every two years 1961
IAAF Continental Cup Every four years 1977
† = Formerly IAAF World Cup

One-day events

Competition Established
IAAF Diamond League 2010
IAAF World Challenge Meetings 2010
IAAF Indoor Permit Meetings 2010
IAAF Label Road Races
IAAF Cross Country Permit Meetings
IAAF World Combined Events Challenge 1998
IAAF World Race Walking Challenge 2003

IAAF Road Race Label Events

Defunct

Competition Frequency
IAAF World Road Running Championships Defunct
IAAF World Road Relay Championships Defunct
IAAF World Athletics Tour Defunct
IAAF Golden League Defunct
IAAF Super Grand Prix Defunct
IAAF Grand Prix Defunct
IAAF Grand Prix Final Defunct
IAAF World Athletics Final Defunct
IAAF World Cross Challenge Defunct

See also

References

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