25 NOV 2003 General News

IAAF Golden League dates confirmed – 2004 calendar is announced

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The meeting dates of the 2004 IAAF Golden League have been confirmed along with the rest of the main 2004 competition calendar.

The IAAF Golden League has traditionally started off in Oslo but with a new stadium being built in the Norwegian capital, competition will take place in the city of Bergen when the 2004 six meeting series begins on Friday 11 June.

Rome is the next of Athletics’ premier series of one day meetings to take place  on Friday 2 July, followed by Paris (Friday 23 July), and then Zurich (Friday 6 August) which will be the last IAAF outdoor permit meeting of any category to take place prior to the Athens Olympic Games.

Following on from the competition in Athens, Brussels re-starts the 2004 IAAF Golden League on Friday 3 September, with Berlin on Sunday 12 September providing the finale.

IAAF 2004 Golden League events are as follows -
 
Men - 200m; 800m;1500m; 400m Hurdles; Triple Jump; Discus Throw.

Women - 100m; 400m; 1500m 3000m/5000m; 100m Hurdles; High Jump.

While 2004 will mark the first appearance of the Discus Throw as a Golden League regular, all other events have a history of success in the Golden League. The women’s 100m could mark the return of Marion Jones (Golden League Jackpot winner in 2002) to the most prestigious one-day meeting circuit of the IAAF.

Also Golden League Jackpot winners in 2002, Hicham El Guerrouj (1500m), Felix Sanchez (400m Hurdles) and Ana Guevara (400m) may have their eyes set on yet another jackpot.

Another athlete whose chances to win the IAAF Golden League Jackpot are undeniable is Hestrie Cloete, 2003 Athlete of the Year and nine times at 2.00m or higher this year.

Calendar


IAAF INDOOR PERMIT MEETINGS 2004

JAN 
Sat 31 Stuttgart GER
   
FEB 
Sun 1   Moscow RUS
Fri 6     New York USA
Sun 8   Gent BEL
Thu 12  Stockholm SWE
Sat 14  European Indoor Cup
            Leipzig GER
Sun 15  Karlsruhe GER
Fri 20    Birmingham GBR
Sun 22  Athens GRE
Sat 28   Lievin FRA
Mon 23 & Tue 24 National Open Championships
            Budapest HUN  

MAR 
Fri 5 & Sun 7 IAAF World Indoor Championships
            Budapest, HUN


IAAF CROSS COUNTRY PERMIT MEETINGS 2003/2004

2003   
NOV 

Sun 16 Oeiras POR
Sun 30 Llodio ESP
   
DEC 
Sun 7  
Sun 14 European Championships
           Edinburgh GBR
Sun 21 Brussels BEL

2004   
JAN 
Sat 3   Newcastle GBR
Sat 10 Belfast GBR
Sun 18 Sevilla ESP

FEB 
Sun 1 Tourcoing FRA
Sun 8 Loule POR
Sat 14 Nairobi KEN
Sun 15 Chiba JPN
Sun 15 Diekirck LUX
 
MAR
Sun 7 San Vittore ITA
Sat 20 & Sun 21 IAAF World Championships
            Brussels BEL


IAAF OUTDOOR PERMIT MEETINGS 2004

FEB 
Thu 12 Melbourne AUS GPII 

APR 
Sat 24 Martinique FRA GPII 

MAY 
Sat 8 Osaka JPN GP 
Fri 14 Doha QAT SGP 
Sun 16 Rio BRA GPII 
Sun 23 Belem BRA GP  
Mon 31 Hengelo NED GP 

JUN 
Wed 2 Milan ITA GPII  
Fri 4 Torino ITA GPII  
Sat 5  Sevilla ESP GP 
Sat 5  Portland USA GPII 
Sun 6 Palo Alto USA GPII 
Tue 8 Ostrava CZE SGP  
Fri 11  Oslo/Bergen NOR GL 
Sat 19& Sun 20 European Cups  
Sat 19 Eugene USA GP 
Sat 26 Lille FRA GP 
Sun 27 Gateshead GBR SGP 
Mon 28 Prague CZE GPII 
Tues 29 Zagreb CRO GP 

JUL 
Fri 2 Rome ITA GL 
Tue 6 Lausanne SUI SGP 
Fri 08 Moscow/Tula RUS GPII  
Sat 17 Madrid ESP SGP  
Mon19 Thessaloniki GRE GPII 
Fri 23 Paris FRA GL 
Mon26 Athens GRE SGP  
Tue 27 Stockholm SWE SGP 
Fri 30 London GBR SGP 
Sat 31 Heusden BEL GPII 

AUG 
Mon 2 Linz AUT GP  
Fri 6 Zurich SUI GL 
20-29 Athens OLYMPIC GAMES 

SEP 
Fri 3 Brussels BEL GL 
Sun 5 Rieti ITA GP 
Sun 5  World Athletics Final - Hammer 
            Szombathely   HUN 
Sun 12 Berlin GER GL 
Sat 18 & Sun19  World Athletics Final
            Monaco MON
 

IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS SERIES 2004

MAR
Fri 5 - Sun 7 
10th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Budapest, HUN

Sat 20 - Sun 21
32nd IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Brussels, BEL

MAY
Sat 1 - Sun 2
21st IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Naumburg, GER

JULY
Tue 13 - Sun 18
3rd IAAF World Junior Championships, Grosseto, ITA

AUGUST
Fri 13 - Sun 29
Olympic Games Athens, GRE

SEPTEMBER
Sat 18 - Sun 19 
IAAF World Athletics Final,  Monaco, MON

OCTOBER
Sun 3 13th IAAF Half Marathon Championships, New Delhi, IND



IAAF WORLD COMBINED EVENTS CHALLENGE 2004

Individual Meetings:
Desenzano (ITA) – 9/10 May 2004 – IAAF Permit.
Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis (AUT) – 29/30 May 2004 – IAAF Permit.
Arles (FRA) – 5/6 June 2004 – IAAF Permit.
Open German Championships in Ratingen (GER) – 26/27 June 2004 – IAAF Permit. 
Decastar in Talence (FRA) – 18/19 September 2004 - IAAF Permit.

Other International Competitions:
Olympic Games - 20-29 August, Athens, GRE
African Championships  - July, Brazzaville, CGO
US Trials - 9-18 July, Sacramento, USA
European Cup Combined Events, 3-4 July, 3 venues
 

IAAF RACE WALKING CHALLENGE 2004

Tijuana, MEX 20/21 March (20 W + 20 M + 50 M)
Rio Major, POR 3 April (20 W + 20 M)
Coruna, ESP 5 June (20 W + 20 M)
Sesto San Giovanni, ITA 20 June (20 W + 20 M)
Shanghai, CHN 22/23 May (20 W + 20 M)
IAAF Race Walking Cup 1/2 May – Naumburg (20 W + 20 M + 50 M)
Olympic Games, Athens, August (20 W + 20 M + 50 M) 


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