The 2013-2016 IAAF Strategic Plan has six Core Values: universality, leadership, unity, excellence, integrity and solidarity, and a Vision Statement: “To lead, govern and develop the sport of athletics in all its forms worldwide, uniting the Athletics Family in a spirit of excellence, integrity and solidarity.”
MonteCarloThe IAAF World Challenge a new series of international one-day invitational meetings commences on Thursday 4 March in Melbourne, Australia, with the Melbourne Track Classic.
Whilst athletes from all around the world make their preparations for the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Doha, Qatar (12 -14 March), in the southern hemisphere the 2010 outdoor season is already in full swing, and the IAAF World Challenge in Melbourne is the pinnacle meeting of that one-day competition programme.
The IAAF World Challenge takes place from March to September and, along with the IAAF Diamond League which commences on 14 May in Doha, Qatar, makes up the two elements of the IAAF’s new one-day competition format, offering a bright new era for the international invitational track and field circuit.
Each IAAF World Challenge meeting will include 16 events balanced across the full range of disciplines, with prize money totalling a minimum of US$200,000 (per meeting).
NOTE: To coincide with the Melbourne meeting, a section dedicated to the IAAF World Challenge will open on the IAAF website next week.
IAAF World Challenge – Current 2010 Calendar
Melbourne AUS - 4 March Dakar SEN - 24 April Osaka JPN - 8 May Daegu KOR - 19 May Rio de Janeiro BRA - 23 May Ostrava CZE - 27 May Hengelo NED - 30 May Rabat MAR - 6 June Madrid ESP - 2 July Athens GRE - 12 July Berlin GER - 22 August Rieti ITA - 29 August Zagreb CRO - 1 September