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11 Nov 2011

The 2012 IAAF

In Monte Carlo the review the of the upcoming events.

Waiting for the World Athletics Gala 2011, the Council of the IAAF, chaired by the President Lamine Diack, met in Monte Carlo to analyze the progress of the venues that will host the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Series competitions. The first event in chronological order is the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul scheduled from March 9-11, 2012 in the new Atakoy Athletics Arena. May 12-13 in Saransk (Russia) will be held  the 25th of the World Race Walking Cup in Barcelona, July 10 to 15, the Olympic Stadium of Montjuic, will be played in the World Junior Championships. 2012 is also the year when we celebrate the centenary of the IAAF (July 17, 2012). To celebrate the event, the Council decided that Barcelona will host November 24, 2012 a special edition of the annual International Athletics Foundation Gala, as well as, a series of events around the city for the IAAF. The Gala will be an opportunity to present the IAAF Centenary Book, written and edited by historian and statistician Mel Watman together with industry experts such as Roberto Quercetani, David Miller and Alain Billouin. In addition, during the evening will be announced the names of the first athletes who will inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame. The IAAF Council also discussed the progress of the current work in Moscow for the 14th edition of the World Championships in Athletics, to be held at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex Stadium in the Russian capital  August 10-18, 2013.