BEIJING, 19 Aug - R-Sport, Maria Vorobyeva. Champion of the Olympic games 1980 in Moscow and the 1984 Games in Los Angeles in the women's 1,500 meters Briton Sebastian CoE was elected President of the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) at the ongoing Beijing Congress of the organization.
Rival CoE in the battle for the presidency of the IAAF, was Olympic champion in the pole vault Ukrainian Sergey Bubka. By a vote of the delegates CoE scored 115 votes, Bubka - 92 votes. Just in the vote was attended by Commissioners 207 federations.
CoE announced its intention to apply for the position of head of the IAAF in November 2014. 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.
He noted the need to revise the calendar of the season, the improvement of the formats of the competition, noted the importance of developing partnership programs with universities and expressed the intention to restructure the internal apparatus of the IAAF. Also CoE had suggested that 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 was called to study the experience of other international federations. In addition, He proposed to establish procedures for an Independent Tribunal dealing with doping violations specifically during competitions. CoE headed the organizing Committee of the Games of 2012 in London.
The previous President of the IAAF was the Senegalese Lamine Diack, who has headed the organization since 1999.