The 2013-2016 IAAF Strategic Plan has six Core Values: universality, leadership, unity, excellence, integrity and solidarity, and a Vision Statement: “To lead, govern and develop the sport of athletics in all its forms worldwide, uniting the Athletics Family in a spirit of excellence, integrity and solidarity.”
The IAAF is saddened by the news that Xenia Stadde Jong, an Olympic sprint relay gold medallist passed away yesterday, 3 April. She was 90.
Born in Semarang in the former Dutch East Indies on 4 March 1922, Stad-de Jong's greatest success came at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London when she won the gold medal as the first runner in the 4x100m Relay, teaming with Netty Witziers-Timmer, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs and IAAF Hall of Fame member Fanny Blankers-Koen.
Stad-de Jong also competed in the 100m and reached the semi-finals.
In 1950, she won another medal with the Dutch relay team when they finished second at the 1950 European Championships.