Athlete representatives

Athletes may use the services of an Athletes’ Representative (AR) to assist them in the negotiation of their athletics programme and in such other matters as they may agree. Alternatively, athletes or their member federation may negotiate their own athletics programmes.

As from 1 January 2012, the IAAF introduced new AR regulations which redefine the status of Authorised Athletes’ Representatives:

• who are required to submit a thorough application procedure to an IAAF member federation

• who undergo a specific evaluation process (unless exempt from taking the examination)

• whose activity is governed by the IAAF Athletes’ Representative regulations

The IAAF has established that athletes ranked in the top 30 of the IAAF world list (of their respective event) may only use the services of an Authorised Athletes’ Representative (but it is also possible that athletes who are not in the IAAF top-30 list may wish to use the services of an Authorised AR).

These guidelines refer to Authorised Athletes’ Representatives and, in particular, cover the following aspects:

becoming an Authorised Athletes’ Representative – click here

registering with an IAAF member federation in order to represent the athletes affiliated to it – click here

notifying the IAAF of the registration – click here

renewal of authorisation – click here

If you have any further questions about Authorised Athletes' Representatives, please do not hesitate to contact us (select 'athlete representatives' on the form).