11 DEC 1997 General News

Calendar now fixed for IAAF Golden League 1998

p>MONTE CARLO, MonacoThe IAAF President, Dr. Primo Nebiolo, chaired an important meeting here today of the working group charged with the development of the IAAF Golden League. The working group included the directors of the six meetings selected for the Golden League from among the 1998 Grand Prix meetings as well as representatives of the IAAF and its marketing consultant, ISL.

Included here is the definitive calendar for the Golden League, which will put up a "Jackpot" of US $1,000,000 to be divided among any athlete(s) winning the same event in each of the six Golden League meetings plus Final: Rome - 14 July Oslo - 16 July Monte Carlo - 8 August Zurich - 12 August Brussels - 28 August Berlin - 2 September

The IAAF Golden League/Grand Prix Final will, as already announced, take place in Moscow on 5 September 1998.

The working group's next meeting will be held on 24 January 1998.

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