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Bidding Cities 2005 Order of Presentation

2005 Bidding Cities order of Presentation
13 April 2002 - Nairobi, Kenya - The order of presentation for the cities bidding to host the 10th IAAF World Championships in 2005 has been decided.

World-renowned Kenyan athletics legends Tegla Loroupe and Moses Tanui drew the names of the candidates from an urn to establish the order.

The Candidate Cities will make their presentations tomorrow, Sunday, in the following order:

09:00 am Rome
09:50 am Moscow
10:40 am Budapest
11:40 am Brussels
12:30 pm Berlin
13:20 pm Helsinki

The announcement of the winner will be made during a live satellite television broadcast at 15:30 by IAAF President Lamine Diack.

The vote and final announcement will be covered live on the IAAF web site www.iaaf.org/sp2005

World Cup in Athletics 2002 - 4 attempts for field events
The IAAF Council have accepted that for the 2002 edition of the IAAF World Cup in Athletics, which will take place in Madrid, Spain on 20-21 September 2002, field events will be restricted to four attempts.

IAAF Council decide on new race walking circuit from 2003, IAAF to recognise more World Bests on Road
Council agreed to introduce a Race Walking circuit each year, starting in 2003, to help promote race walking. Although the details will be finalized in the near future, it was agreed that the circuit would be composed of 6 meetings and prize money would be available - based on the example of the Combined Events Challenge. It was also agreed that the IAAF Competitions Commission would study a way to introduce Junior events at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup.

Following the report of the IAAF Cross Country and Road Racing Committee, it was agreed that the Council will, in principle, recognize World Best performances for road races at the following distances: 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, Marathon, 100km and Road Relay. Council also recommends that major IAAF events on the road should always be organized on the same weekend, if possible, and that every effort should be taken to ensure long term planning of the road running calendar.

For information contact IAAF Communications
Nick Davies: +33 6 07 93 62 85