IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque

This is a location-based recognition which highlights, celebrates and links together iconic and historic athletics competitions, careers, performances, cities, venues, landmarks and culture around the world.

The Plaque is awarded for “an outstanding contribution to the worldwide history and development of the sport of track & field athletics and of out of stadia athletics disciplines such as cross country, mountain, road, trail and ultra-running, and race walking.”

test IAAF President Sebastian Coe speaking at the IAAF Heritage Legends Reception (Giancarlo Colombo)

02 Dec 2018

Coe launches IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque award

IAAF President Sebastian Coe this evening announced the creation of the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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test Stuart Rankin, the grandson of Jesse Owens, with an Ohio State vest that was worn by his grandfather (Giancarlo Colombo)

02 Dec 2018

Owens and Blankers-Koen headline magnificent seven’s donation of historic artefacts to IAAF Heritage Collection

The outstanding achievements of Paavo Nurmi, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Emil Zatopek, and Irena Szewinska are hard to match in the history of the entire Olympic Games, let alone the sport of athletics.

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test IAAF President Sebastian Coe at the IAAF Heritage reception in Monaco (Giancarlo Colombo)

02 Dec 2018

Competition to design the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque – win a trip for two to Doha!

A trip for two people to the last weekend of IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 is the wonderful prize offered to the person who produces the winning design of the new IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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