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African Athletics Confederation back re-election of Lamine Diack as IAAF President

The Council of the African Athletics Confederation (AAC), meeting in Port Louis Mauritius on the eve of the 2006 edition of the African Athletics Championships, has issued a resolution supporting the candidature of IAAF President Lamine Diack for next year’s IAAF elections which will take place during the IAAF Congress in Osaka, Japan on 22-23 August 2007.

The AAC Council statement states:

“Taking into account the forthcoming IAAF elections in 2007 and noting with satisfaction the excellent work accomplished by IAAF President Lamine Diack, urges Mr Lamine Diack to stand for re-election of another term in order to continue serving the development of athletics around the world.

“The AAC Council calls upon the other Continental Associations and IAAF National Member Federations to support the re-election of Lamine Diack as IAAF President in 2007.”

For more details about the African Athletics Confederation please go to: http://www.webcaa.org

The results of the 15th African Athletics Championships, which start today, are available live at the following address: http://maaa.intnet.mu/cocam2006