Athletics: Coe lauds ‘landmark changes’

Објављено: 17.8.2016



(Reuters) IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced a shake up of the organization on Wednesday aimed at ensuring there can be no repeat of the corruption scandals that have dogged athletics’ governing body during his first, tumultuous, year in office.


The most eye catching of a raft of “governance reforms” is a commitment for the all-powerful Council to be split equally between men and women.


Currently there are six women on a 27-member Council but the target is to make it 13 of 26 by 2023. Two athletes will also be drafted onto the Council.


The other key change is the separation of anti-doping and ethics issues from the main business of running athletics – a development that became necessary after the exposure of the corrupt activities of Coe’s predecessor Lamine Diack and his son, who was employed by the IAAF as a marketing consultant.…