International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) has included in the own composition of the athletics Federation of Kosovo.
The IAAF Congress held August 19-20 in Beijing and before the world championship in athletics. Kosovo in April of 2015 became the 214-th member of the IAAF Council the organization has provided Kosovo temporary membership, reports " R-Sport ".
in the voting process Kosovo was officially accepted into the ranks of the members of the IAAF. Of the 200 countries that participated in the voting, 187 gave voice to support the adoption of Kosovo, 13 voted against. Equally in the voting process, in which the Kosovo delegates were able to participate, South Sudan became a member of the IAAF - From 204 192 voted in favor, 12 against. Gabon was excluded From the IAAF - From 196 countries voted 133 in favor, 63 against. In addition, the champion of the Olympic games 1980 in Moscow and the 1984 Games in Los Angeles in the race for 1, 5 thousand Meters Briton Sebastian CoE was elected President of the IAAF. 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.