MonteCarloThe IAAF School and Youth Commission met for the fifth time in Monaco this past weekend, 27 and 28 October.
The Commission discussed and debated a number of topics including the education programme for the new IAAF Level I course for Lecturers and Coaches, a new proposal concerning events for younger age groups: ‘Minimes’ and 13-15 year olds, the new IOC project of Olympic Games for Youth athletes, IAAF World Athletics Day 2008, IAAF Long Term Athlete Development and a Code of Ethics for Youth athletes. Several recommendations will now be proposed to the next IAAF Council which meets in Monaco on 25-26 November.
The meeting was chaired by Jamel Simohamed and attended in part by President Lamine Diack who said: “Now, after a lot of hard work, I am happy to say that the IAAF has a good programme to offer to schools and youth athletes around the world. I believe that it is a tool that is both efficient and adapted to the needs of clubs and schools and will help us secure our future’.
General Secretary Pierre Weiss, the Director of the President’s Office Cheikh Thiare and the Director of the IAAF Member Services Department Elio Locatelli also attended the meeting.