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Wanda Group Becomes IAAF Diamond League Partner in 10-Year Agreement

The Wanda Group will be the IAAF Diamond League‘s title partner under a new 10-year agreement starting next year to secure the global series’ future, including a new annual event in China to be sponsored by the multi-national conglomerate. The agreement was announced by IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the organizational congress in Doha, Qatar. […]

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IAAF Rebrands to World Athletics

The international track-and-field federation, IAAF, has announced a rebrand to World Athletics in an effort to create a modern, more creative and positive face for the sport. In a release, the federation said the new brand and logo “makes the sport more accessible to a wider audience while giving the global governing body the opportunity […]

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5 Takeaways from the IAAF Global Running Conference

The IAAF recently held its 2019 Global Running Conference in Lanzhou, China, a gathering of more than 400 road racing event organizers and running industry stakeholders to discuss the state of running and trends to watch. The two-day forum organized by the international track-and-field federation was timed around the Lanzhou International Marathon, an event that […]

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Letter From Lanzhou: Running and the Power of Sports

At SportsTravel, we’re always excited to visit destinations and attend events and conferences to discuss the state of sports-related travel and tourism. Some of those trips to share and learn are modest in scale and some allow us to explore more distant markets. Our most recent trip was definitely one of the latter. Indeed, I […]

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IAAF Athletics Awards 2018

IAAF Names Jon Ridgeon CEO

Jon Ridgeon has been named CEO of the IAAF, the international federation for track and field. The 51-year-old competed for Great Britain in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles from 1984 to 1996 and competed at the 1988 and 1996 Olympics. He also has held leadership roles in several sports-related business, including most recently as […]

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