MOSCOW, 19 Jan - R-Sport, Maria Vorobyeva. Congress of the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF), 50-th, will be held in Beijing on 19-20 August and will be preceded by a world championship in athletics. A top priority in the agenda election of the new President of the IAAF, as well as elections to the Board and various committees of the organization, Also on August 21 in Beijing will be a joint meeting of the IAAF Council and the Executive Committee of the international Olympic division (IOC).
The current head of the IAAF, Lamine Diack in September 2014 confirmed that in 2015 will leave its own post. 82-year-old Senegalese headed by the IAAF since 1999. He was elected to the IAAF Council at the 30th Congress in 1976, and in 1991 became the 1st Vice-President of the organization. In 1999, after the death of the 4th IAAF President Primo Nebiolo deacon assumed the office of President and then was re-elected many times.
Registered candidates for the office of President of the IAAF are two-time Olympic champion in the 1,500 meters Sebastian CoE of great Britain and head of the National Olympic Department of Ukraine, Olympic champion and multiple world champion in the pole vault Sergey Bubka.
First their intention (in November 2014) announced CoE. Already in the early winter of last year, the Candidate has published his election program - Manifesto " the Introduction of athletics in a new age ", representing a kind of road map for the development of athletics for 10 years. It provides a number of ways in which CoE wants to work, being elected President.
The candidate emphasizes the need to revise the calendar of the season, and the improvement format of the competition, notes the need for the development of partnership programs with universities and expresses its intention to restructure the internal apparatus of the IAAF. Also CoE proposes tighter work with sponsors to increase the prize funds of the competition, the structure of distribution which did not undergo significant changes since 1997.
One way of strengthening measures to fight doping CoE calls the study of the experience of other international federations. In addition, He proposes to establish procedures for an Independent Tribunal dealing with doping violations specifically during competitions." My good quality - the ability to build a strong team. Everyone who worked with me at the London Olympics, knows that, " said CoE, who headed the organizing Committee of the 2012 Games.
Bubka officially announced his candidacy in April 2015. He Also claims to be the Vice President of the IAAF. Program Bubka "Vision 2025" is based on eight principles: development, integrity, service athletics community, interaction with the IOC, the transformation of athletics to modern realities, the increase in the arrival of funds, education, sport for good. Close attention to the Applicant wishes to devote to the improvement of infrastructure and material-technical base of the IAAF, which will give the opportunity to involve athletics youth worldwide.
Bubka notes the need for close cooperation with the national athletic associations and federations for the effective and widespread development, and for financial support. The doping Ukrainian made a promise of zero tolerance, stressing that " it is extremely important to keep the sport clean."
first of 27 national federations have declared that will support the CoE candidacy in the upcoming elections. The General Secretary of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) Mikhail Butov said wfla will not announce their own preferences on the issue of candidates in the election race. Delegates from Russia at the Congress of the IAAF will become acting President of wfla Vadim zelichinok, Vice-President of the organization Tatyana Lebedeva and casks, but when voting, the principle of " one country - one vote ".
Butov, for its part, is a candidate member of the IAAF Council, Lebedev - in the women's Committee, Elena Orlova - the technical Committee, Maris Peterson - in the Committee race walking Olga Shibaeva - to the Committee on the cross, and two-time winner olimpiskih games in the pole vault Yelena Isinbayeva will be elected to the athletes Commission. Because of the doping scandal at the time stopped his membership in the post of Treasurer and Council member of the IAAF former head of wfla Valentin Balakhnichev. Among the registered candidates for the position of Treasurer of the citizens of Russia.
Butov Also noticed that in Addition to the election procedures in different structures of the IAAF, " There are important and serious proposals from delegations regarding the number of fundamental organizational change organization."" Limit 12 years tenure of the President, to Limit to 70 years the age of the presidential candidate of the election date, will be considered binding election of women to the number of Vice presidents. There are a number of other proposals that will be discussed and climb on the Congress, " said the Secretary-General wfla.