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 2010 track season might be over but Veronica Campbell-Brown is still busy running around with off the track events and obligations.
“So far this ‘off-season’ I have done more running around off the track than I did on it during the 2010 track season. As I said in my previous diary, I needed to pay attention to some off the track endeavors and that’s exactly what I have commenced.
"I took a brief trip to Jamaica to lay the groundwork for a couple of projects I am working on and was quite pleased with the headway I was able to make.
"Additionally, I had meetings to further explore possibilities in my capacity as a UNESCO Champion for Sports Ambassador.
"What is a trip to Jamaica in the off season without indulging in the cuisine? Yes, I did take advantage of it being my down period from training and must say the jerk chicken, pastries and assorted snacks never tasted so good (LOL).
"I also spent a few days in Florida relaxing as well as doing some gardening work at my home there. I am now back in Atlanta and my mom is visiting from Jamaica so I can afford to be lazy and enjoy her excellent “work” in the kitchen! It will be back to training soon so I am trying my best to get in balanced diet of rest and fun.