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06 Nov 2017
IAAF plans clearer world rankings system and heritage department to boost participation

The qualifications system for the athletics World Championships and the Olympic Games will be redesigned in an effort to make the sport clearer and increase participation at all levels.

The IAAF announced on Friday (3 November) that it has partnered with Elite Ltd (All Athletics), to develop the first official IAAF World Rankings system for qualification into the top competitions, along with a new results and statistics database which will be managed by the Hungarian company.

Details of the World Rankings, including the points system for each event that goes towards the annual world rankings and the eligibility for entry, will be finalised early next year – in time for the 2019 World Championships in Doha and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The IAAF also announced the establishment of a new department, IAAF Heritage, which aims to better promote athletics’ history, its heroes and heroines, to increase participation at local and regional levels.

“In creating the IAAF World Rankings partnership with Elite Ltd and setting up IAAF Heritage, we’re establishing structures to assist the understanding and promotion of athletics for present and future generations,” said IAAF CEO Olivier Gers.

“The rankings will bring much-needed clarity to what is today a confusing competition picture even for those from within the sport, while Heritage will be an important tool to help inform, inspire and engage interest through the extraordinary story of athletics.”

The changes are part of a shake-up called for by IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe, which includes a root-and-branch review of the global calendar and all competitions, from championships to one-day meetings, road running and cross-country events.

“The IAAF World Rankings will drive and shape the global competition system, including entry into the World Championships and Olympic Games,” said Coe.

“For the first time in the sport’s history, athletes, media and fans will have a clear understanding of the hierarchy of competitions from national through to area and up to global events, allowing them to follow a logical season-long path to the pinnacle of athletics' top two competitions.”

Athletes’ positions in the IAAF World Rankings will be based upon the points they score, the amount determined by their performance and place, and the importance of the competition in the IAAF global calendar in which those results are achieved.


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17 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced
IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of the industry.
15 Nov 2017
ESPA spa at Gleneagles named ‘best in the UK’
The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA has been named the best UK spa at this year’s 2017 Good Spa Guide Awards.
14 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Four join prestigious Hall of Fame at Opening Ceremony
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09 Nov 2017
Russian Spa Congress shows market potential
Last week, almost 250 spa professionals gathered in the Caucasus thermal springs region of Russia for the 4th annual Spa & Wellness International Congress, or SWIC.
08 Nov 2017
Emotional healing, self-development, retreats: Photi reveals trends to watch in wellness travel
The wellness travel market will continue the dramatic change seen over the past 10 years, according to Stella Photi, founder of Wellbeing Holidays.
01 Nov 2017
Future of wellness travel to dominate WTS agenda
The future of wellness travel and how to gain a competitive edge within the booming sector will feature heavily at this year’s Wellness Travel Symposium (WTS).
31 Oct 2017
Founder of Spabreaks.com named finalist for inaugural female travel awards
Abi Wright, the co-founder and managing director of Spabreaks.com, has been named as a finalist at the inaugural everywoman in Travel Awards.
25 Oct 2017
Hot springs leaders gather in US for 2nd annual Global Thermal Think Tank
The second annual Global Thermal Think Tank took place earlier this month in California and New Mexico, US, bringing together world leaders in hot springs for days of talks and thermal experiences.
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