The role of Council is to govern the sport of athletics. It is responsible for all decisions related to the sport of athletics, as well as for the conduct and management of the sport and its disciplines.

Council consists of 26 elected members, including the President, four Vice-Presidents, six Area Presidents (elected by each Area Association), the Chair of the Athletes‘ Commission and one other member of the Athletes’ Commission (elected by members of the Athletes’ Commission) and thirteen Individual Council Members.

There cannot be more than one Council Member from any one Member Federation country.

There is a minimum gender requirement in the composition of Council. Of the total 26 members, there must be a minimum of:

  • Seven of each gender for the elections in 2019
  • 10 of each gender for the elections in 2023 (c. 40%)
  • 13 of each gender for the elections in 2027 and thereafter (ie 50%).

Council has the powers and responsibilities to develop the World Plan for athletics and approve and review the World Athletics Strategic Plan; adopt, amend and repeal rules and regulations; decide all matters relating to the competition calendar and World Athletics competitions, world records, bidding procedures and selection of host cities; develop policies for training and appointing technical officials; review and monitor the global athletics development programme; appoint Commissions and Working Groups and make recommendations to Congress on membership of various independent panels and bodies of World Athletics.


Professional Career

1984, PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam

1983–1989, Researcher at the Particle Physics Laboratory CERN in Geneva, Switzerland

1989–2006, Researcher and manager of the Observations and Modelling division of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI

2006-present, Manager Quality, Naval Radars, Thales, The Netherlands

Sport Career

Between 1975 and 1982, International top athlete and winner of 24 National Championships in various individual disciplines and Combined Events

1980 Moscow Olympic Games – 10th in Pentathlon

Competed in the 1978 Prague European Championships

Competed in the 1977 and 1979 World Universiade Games


1989-1993 Council Member of the National Sports Foundation of Netherlands

2002-present, Council Member of the Dutch Athletics Federation KNAU

2007-present, Council Member of European Athletics Association

2011-present, IAAF Council Member

Sylvia Barlag (Philippe Fitte)


  • DATE OF BIRTH 4 May 1954
  • LANGUAGES Dutch, English, French, Italian



    1988 Bachelor of Science - Iowa State University of Science and Technology – Ames, Iowa - USA


    Senior Executive - Fondation (Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur)

    1997-1998 Secretary of State for Sport and Youth

    2007-2009 Moroccan Minister of Youth and Sports

    Positions held within the IAAF

    IAAF Council Member since 1995

    Athletes’ Commission Member since 1989

    Development sub-commission for women "Special Project for the 1998 Year of Women in Athletics" 

    Competition Commission Member

    Sustainable Development Commission Member

    IAF Council Member

    CAA Council Member

    Positions held within the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

    IOC Vice President  since 2012

    IOC Executive Board Member since 2008

    IOC Member since 1998

    Member of the "Working Group on Women and Sport" since 1996

    Member of the Marketing Commission

    President of the Evaluation Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games

    President of the Evaluation Committee for the 2016 Olympic Games

    President of the Coordination Commission for the 2016 Olympic Games

    Other Positions

    Member of the FIFA Women’s Football Commission

    Member of the FIFA Women’s Competitions Commission

    Member of the "Comité International des Jeux Méditerranéens" - CIJM

    Member of the "Comité International des Jeux de la Francophonie" - CIJF

    Board member of « Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award »

    Founder Member of the « Laureus World Sports Academy »

    Founder and President of Association Marocaine de Sports et Développment

    Sports career

    1982 African Championships Cairo – Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    1983 French Championships Bordeaux, France – Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    1983 Mediterranean Games Casablanca – Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    1984 NCAA Championships – Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles – Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles, first ever Muslim women victory

    1985 Universiade Kobe – Bronze Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    1985 Arab Championships – Gold Medallist in 100m, 200m, 400m Hurdles

    1987 Mediterranean Games Lakatia - Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    1987 Universiade Zagreb – Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

    Arab, Mediterranean and Moroccan Record Holder for 400m Hurdles

    Past and Present Offices held in Sport

    1991 Director of National School of T & F branch in Casablanca

    1992 Vice President of the Moroccan Track and Field Federation; Chairman of the Women's Commission, Member of the Moroccan National Olympic Committee

    1993 Race Organiser - Women's 5km and 10Km – Casablanca; National Technical Director - Assistant


    1983 National Merit awarded by King Hassan II of Morocco

    1998 Knight of the Lion National Order awarded by President of Senegal

    1999 UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in Morocco

    2003 FAIR PLAY Mecenate Prize” by Associazione Premio Internazionale “GAIO CILNIO Mecenate”

    2003 FLO HYMAN Award by “The Women’s Sport Foundation” - USA

    2004 Merite National de l’Ordre de Commandeur, by King Mohammed VI of Morocco

    2005 Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit of the Republic of Tunisia

    2005 IAAF Silver Order of Merit

    2006 Induction into the Hall of Fame by Women’s Sport Foundation- USA

    2007 Olympians Association Award - Osaka

    2007 Iowa State University’s Distinguished Achievement Award - USA

    2010 Laureus Lifetime achievement Award

    2010 United Nations Goodwill ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals

    2011 AIPS “Power of Sport” Award

    2012 Chevalier National du Benin, Republic of Benin
    Nawal El Moutawakel (Philippe Fitte)


    • DATE OF BIRTH 15 April 1962
    • NATIONALITY MoroccoMoroccan
    • CIVIL STATUS Married - 2 children
    • LANGUAGES Arabic, French, English 

      Abby HOFFMAN

      Position held in the IAAF

      First elected to the IAAF Council in 1995; re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2007

      Co-ordinator,  IAAF Anti-doping Task Force since 2004; ex officio member Medical & Anti-Doping Commission – 2004 to present

      Currently a Member of the IAAF Competitions Commission; and Daegu World Championships Co-ordination Commission

      Chair of the Jury Appeal at IAAF World Championships and at Olympic Games

      Elected member of the  IAAF Women’s Committee (1987-1995)

      Attended all IAAF Congresses since 1987

      Advocate for new track, road, field and cross-country events on athletics programme for women

      Speaker at IAAF Symposia on development issues, anti-doping strategies and women’s athletics

      Major interests:  future of athletics; campaign against doping; world-wide promotion and expansion of athletics

      Sport Background

      National Team Member in Track and Field 1962-1976 in middle distances

      Four-time Olympian in 800m; finalist in 1968 and 1972

      Won many major titles and medals – Pan-American Games, Commonwealth Games, FISU Games, US and British Championships

      Flag bearer for Canada at the 1976 Olympics

      Elected to the NOC Executive Committee in 1981 (first female)

      Athlete representative and member of the Board of Directors, Athletics Canada (1970-1981)

      Frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and author of books and articles on many aspects of sport, including women in sport, professionalisation, high performance, athletes rights, athletics in developing countries, the campaign against doping etc

      Professional Career

      Director General of Canada’s national sport agency, Sport Canada, for ten years (1981-91)

      Post-graduate degree in Political Economy; pursued a career as a university professor in this field prior to current career in senior ranks of the federal government

      Currently a Senior Executive in the Ministry of Health (Government of Canada)

      Made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982 in recognition of contributions to sport and public service

      Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws (York University) 1998

      Abby Hoffman (Philippe Fitte)


      • DATE OF BIRTH 11 February 1947
      • CIVIL STATUS Single 
      • LANGUAGES English, French

        Anna RICCARDI

        Positions held within the IAAF

        IAAF Council Member since 2007

        IAAF Technical Committee Member since 1999  

        Positions held within Member Federation

        Director – FIDAL International, Marketing & Promotion Departments

        Meeting Director Compeed Golden Gala, Samsung Diamond League Rome


        Graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Foreign Languages and Literature with full marks and honours

        Master Degree in Literary Translations, English Studies, University of Rome, “La Sapienza”

        Degree of Interpreter, Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, Rome


        1982–present, FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation), International Department

        1993–present, CONI (the Italian NOC), Olympic Preparation Department, with the special charge of the International Relations

        1995–present, Director of FIDAL’s International , Marketing & Promotion Depts

        2010–present, Meeting Director, Compeed Golden Gala, SDL Rome

        Event Coordinator, Major International Athletics Events in Italy

        IAAF Grand Prix Final, Milan 1996

        IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Turin 1997

        European Cup in Combined Events, Bressanone 1998

        European Cross Country Championships, Ferrara 1998

        European Junior Championships in Athletics, Grosseto 2001

        IAAF Race Walking World Cup, Torino 2002

        IAAF World Junior Championships, Grosseto 2004

        European Cross Country Championships, S. Giorgio su Legnano, 2006

        European Cup First League, Milano 2007

        European Cup, Florence 2005

        European Indoor Championships, Torino 2009

        Team Manager of the National Athletics Teams of Italy in all major competitions

        Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004

        IAAF World Championships all editions since Goteborg 1995

        European Championships Budapest 1998, Munich 2002, Goteborg 2006

        European Cups, yearly event, since 1995, etc

        Other Information

        Member of the Official Italian Delegations to the EAA (Europe) and IAAF Congresses

        Member of the European Competition Committee

        Anna Riccardi (Philippe Fitte)


        • DATE OF BIRTH 5 June 1959
        • NATIONALITY ITALYItalian
        • CIVIL STATUS 
        • LANGUAGES Italian, English, French, Spanish

          Antti PIHLAKOSKI


          Master of Science (Engineering – Industrial Economics), MBA Studies

          Professional experience

          Started in Industrial Business and was Factory Director in the biggest Window Factory of Finland

          Most of his professional life active in sports: first as a Marketing Director and then General Secretary of the Finnish Athletics Federation and Finland-Sweden Match in Athletics (60 000 spectators), Chief Executive Officer of the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki 2005

          Acts nowadays as a Chairman and Board Professional in Young Innovative Companies helping in Governance, Leadership, Business Strategy, Sales and Venture Capital – and is active in voluntary Sports Leadership

          Positions held in his Area Federation

          President of the Finnish Athletics Federation

          President of the Organizing Committee of the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki 2012

          President of the Marketing and Event Company Track&Field Finland Ltd

          Council Member of the European Athletics

          Positions held in the Olympic Movement (other)

          Vice-President, Executive Board Member of the Finnish Olympic Committee

          Chairman of the Steering Group of the Project of Change in the Finnish Top Sports

          Member of the IAAF Marketing and Promotion and Sustainable Development Commissions

          Active Sports Career

          3 times National Champion, 4 times in the National Team, 34 years as a Finnish Youth record holder in 800m

          Social Activities

          Values Charity Work

          Cooperates with Crisis Management Initiative – a NGO of Mr Martti Ahtisaari, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner and a Former President of the State of Finland

          Creator and Author of the IAAF Athletics for a Better World program

          President of the Organizing Committee of the fastest growing Corporate and Charity Run in Finland

          Antti Pihlakoski (Philippe Fitte)

          Sebastian COE


          Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in London

          Member of the House of Lords

          Position(s) held within the IAAF

          Council Member since 2003

          Vice President since 2007

          Chairman of the Press Commission since 2012

          Position held in National Federation

          Member of UK Athletics International Group

          Sports Career

          1972 English Schools Champion

          1976 Great Britain International debut

          1978 Prague European Championships – Bronze medallist in 800m

          1982 Athens European Championships - Silver medal in 800m

          1979-1981 European Cups – Gold Medallist

          1979 European Indoor 800m – Gold Medallist

          1980 Moscow Olympic Games - Gold medallist in 1500m and Silver medallist in 800m.

          1981 World Cup in Athletics – Gold medallist in 800m

          1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - Gold medallist in 1500m and Silver medallist in 800m

          1986 Stuttgart European Championships - Gold medal in 800m

          1989 World Cup in Athletics – Silver Medallist in 1500m

          Past and Present Offices held

          1981-92 Chairman, Athletes Commission, International Olympic Committee

          1983-90 Appointed to Sports Council

          1986-89 Vice Chairman to Sports Council

          1987-93 Medical Commission, International Olympic Committee

          1992-1997 Member of Parliament for Falmouth & Camborne

          1996 Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Heseltine, MP, Deputy Prime Minister

          1997 Appointed Government Whip

          1997-to date Sport for All Commission, International Olympic Committee

          1997-2001 Appointed Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (Rt Hon William Hague, MP)

          1999 2000 Commission International Olympic Committee

          1998 Appointed President of the Amateur Athletic Association

          2010 Appointed Chair of the Sports Honours Committee

          Additional information

          1979 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

          1979, 80, 81 & 84 Sports Writers' Sportsman of the Year

          Chaired the Sports Council’s Olympic Review

          Author of five books, Born to Run (co-written by David Miller), Comeback (co-written by David Miller), Running for Fitness (co-written by Peter Coe), The Olympians and More Than a Game; Experienced broadcaster and public speaker 

          Other recreational pastimes include listening to jazz and Chelsea Football Club

          Decorations / Distinctions

          1991 Awarded OBE

          1999 British Sports Writer’s Award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to Sport in the last 50 years’

          2000 Elevated to The House of Lords, The Lord Coe, OBE

          2006 Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) for services to sport

          Sebastian Coe (Philippe Fitte)


          • DATE OF BIRTH 29 September 1956
          • CIVIL STATUS 
          • LANGUAGES English, French

            Hiroshi YOKOKAWA

            Positions held in national federation (JAAF)

            • 2007 President, Osaka Athletics Association (up to 2012)

            • 2008 President, Kansai (Greater Osaka) Area Athletics Association (up to 2011)

            • 2009 Vice President, Japan Association of Athletics Federations (up to 2013)

            • 2013 President, Japan Association of Athletics Federations (up to date)

            Positions held in national sports organisations

            • 2012 Board of Directors Member, Japan Sports Association

            • 2013 Expert Committee Member on the New National Stadium Construction, Japan Sports Council

            • 2014 Executive Board Member, The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympic Games


            • 1970 BA in Law, University of Tokyo

            • 1978-79 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Center for Asian Studies

            • 1980-81 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Center for International Affairs

            Professional experience

            • 1970 Entered the Ministry of International Trade & Industry

            • 1987 Deputy Consul General of Japan in New York (USA)

            • 1991 Superintendent, Aomori Prefectural Police

            • 1995 Deputy Director-General, Industrial Policy Bureau of Ministry of International Trade & Industry

            • 1998 Director-General, International Trade Policy Bureau of Ministry of International Trade & Industry

            • 1999 Director-General, Consumer Goods & Service Industries Bureau of Ministry of International Trade & Industry

            • 2000 Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

            • 2003 Managing Director, 2005 Senior Managing Director, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

            • 2008 Executive Vice President, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

            • 2011 President, The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association

            • 2014 Chairman, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles

            • 2015 Chairman, Japan Materials Technology Center

            Sports career

            Special Advisor, Osaka Gas Athletics Team; Member, Organising Committee of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Osaka 2007; President, Organising Committee of the Tokyo Marathon; President, Organising Committee of the IAAF Challenge Meeting in Japan “Golden Grand Prix”; President, Organising Committee of the IAAF Label Marathon Races held in Japan such as the Fukuoka International, the Lake Biwa, the Nagoya Women’s, the Osaka Women’s and the Saitama International; President, Organising Committee of the 12th Asian Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka; President, Organising Committee of the Asian Championships 20km Race Walking in Nomi

            Hiroshi Yokokawa (Philippe Fitte)

            Adille J. SUMARIWALLA


            - Bachelors Degree: University of Bombay (Financial Accounting and Auditing)

            - Masters Degree: University of Bombay (Management)

            - Executive MBA: Asian Institute of Management (Manila, Philippines) Topped the Dean's list with distinction

            - Continued Education: Harvard Business School (Building a Global Enterprise in India - India Research Centre)

            Professional experience

            - Founder & Managing Director of Interspace Communications - A media company in the area of out-of-home advertising, retail, design, digital, on-screen advertising, etc.

            - Independent Director: Radio One Limited, Next Mediaworks Limited, SE Transstadia Limited

            - Former CEO: Clear Channel in India, Asian Age Newspaper

            - Founding Director: Indian Outdoor Advertising Association

            Positions held - NSF

            - President: Athletics Federation of India since 2012
            Working President: 2008-2012

            - Selection Committee: Member 2000-2012 & Chairman for Juniors

            - Secretary: Athletes Welfare Association of India, 1980-1987

            Positions held - NOC

            - Member: National Olympic Committee

            - Chef-de-Mission: Leader of the Indian Contingent, Asian Games, Incheon, 2014

            - Member: Governing Council, National Dope Testing Laboratory (Government of India)

            - Chairman: Maharashtra State Sports Policy Committee (outdoor sports)

            - Member: Core Committee to Develop a Curriculum for Postgraduates/Masters Diploma Program in Sports Management

            - Member: Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, 2010

            - Member: Organising Committee, Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, 2008

            - President: Organising Committee, Asian Athletics Championships, Pune, 2013

            - Member: Organising Committee, IAAF Permit Meets held in India

            Active sports career

            - Olympic Games:Represented India at the Moscow Olympics, 1980

            - Asian Championships: Won a medal for India, Tokyo, 1979

            - South Asian Games: Won a gold medal for India, Kathmandu, 1984

            - International level: Represented India at various international games including Asian Games, Asian track and field meets, World University Games, South Asian Federation Games. Won 17 medals for India

            - National Level: 22 times national gold medallist

            - 11 times national champion for 100m

            - Held interstate national record for 100m for 18 years

            Social activities

            - Member: Terry Fox Run Committee, India, for the past seven years. In 2015 raised over US$700,000 for Cancer research in children


            - President of India Award: Arjuna Award for Excellence in Athletics, 1985, highest award for sports in India

            - President Of India Award: For Scouting, 1972

            - Governors Award: Shiv Chhatrapati Award for Excellence in Sports, by Government of Maharashtra, 1980. Dadaji Kondev Award for Excellence in Coaching, by Government of Maharashtra, 1999


            To enable athletics to grow and to make a significant difference to athletes across the world through resources and equal opportunity, thereby achieving global development for the athletics fraternity

            Adille Sumariwalla (Philippe Fitte)

            Svein Arne HANSEN

            Hansen, born on 6 May 1946, is a stamp dealer by profession and the owner of S.A. Hansen SA. His Sports Administration career began as a Member of the Norwegian Athletics Federation Junior Committee between 1968 and 1972.

            He was Assistant Meeting Director of the Bislett Games from 1973 to 1984 before serving as Meeting Director of the legendary one-day meeting for 24 years. In that time the Bislett Games was part of the IAAF Grand Prix, Golden Four, Golden League and now Diamond League.

            Hansen was a member of the IAAF Grand Prix Commission from 1985 to 1998 and a Member of the IAAF Golden League working group from 1997 to 2009.

            He also served as President of Euro-Meetings from 1998 to 2006.

            Hansen was Vice President of the Norwegian Athletics Federation from 2001 to 2003 and President of the Federation from 2003 to 2015.

            He previously served as Vice President of European Athletics from 2007 to 2011 as part of the Executive Board, being Chairman of the European Athletics Development Committee during that period.

            Svein Arne Hansen (Philippe Fitte)

            Sergey BUBKA


            IAAF Senior Vice President, IOC EB Member, NOC of Ukraine President 

            Position held in the IAAF

            IAAF Council Member since 2001

            Position held in National Federation

            Council Member

            Sports career

            Pole vault world champion 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997

            Former pole vault world record-holder

            Past and present offices held

            IOC Member (1999- present)

            IOC Executive Board Member (2000-2008, 2012- present)

            IOC Athletes’ Commission Member (1996-2002), Chairman (2002-2008), Honorary Member (2008- present)

            Coordination Commission Chairman of IAAF World Championships in Daegu 2011, Moscow 2013

            ASOIF Council Member (2009- present)

            NOC of Ukraine President (2005- present)

            Member of the Ukrainian Parliament (2002-2006)

            Founder and President of ‘Sergey Bubka’s Sport Club’ (1992-2002), Honorary President (2002- present)

            Sergey Bubka (Philippe Fitte)


            • DATE OF BIRTH 4 December 1963
            • NATIONALITY UkrainianUkrainian
            • CIVIL STATUS Married
            • LANGUAGES Russian, Ukrainian, English, French

              Alberto JUANTORENA DANGER


              Vice Minister of Sport for Cuba

              Positions held within the IAAF

              Council Member

              Member of Development Commission

              Grand Prix Commission Member 

              Sports Career

              1973 Universiade Moscow, Gold medallist, 400m (45.36)

              1974 Central American Games, Dominica, Gold medallist, 400m (45.36) 

              1976 Olympic Games, Montreal, Gold medallist, 800m (1:43.50) and 400m (44.26) 

              1977 Universiade, Sofia, Gold medallist, World Record - 800m (1:43.44) 

              1977 IAAF World Cup, Dusseldorf, Gold medallist - 800m (1:44.01) and  400m (45.36) 

              1978 Central American Games, Columbia, Gold medallist - 400m (44.27) and 800m (1:47.78) 

              1982 Central American Games, Cuba, Gold medallist - 800m (1:45.19) & 4 x 400m

              Past and Present Offices held

              1984 – date - Vice Minister of Sports for Cuba

              1986 – date - Vice-President of the Cuban Olympic Committee

              1995 - Technical Delegate - 5th IAAF World Championships Gothenburg

              1997- date - Senior Vice-President of the Cuban Olympic Committee

              Alberto Juantorena Danger (Philippe Fitte)


              • DATE OF BIRTH 3 December 1950
              • NATIONALITY CUBACuban
              • CIVIL STATUS Married - 5 children
              • LANGUAGES Spanish, English 

                Dahlan Jumaan AL HAMAD


                President of Qatar Military Sports Association 

                Major General of the Qatar Armed Forces

                Vice President and Director General, Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Organising Committee

                Sport related positions 

                IAAF Vice President since 2007

                IAAF Council Member since 2003

                President Asian Athletics Association since 2013

                President Qatar Military Sports Association since 1998

                Chair of IAAF Youth Engagement and Social Media Commission since 2016

                Member of IAAF Marketing Commission since 2003

                Member of IAAF Development Commission since 2003

                Member of Olympic Council of Asia Coordination Commission

                Former Offices held

                President of Qatar Association of Athletics Federation 1996 – 2008, 2012 to date

                Vice President of Organising Committee of Gymnasiade DOHA – 2007 - 2010

                Member of Marketing Committee (IAAF) 1999 – 2003

                Board Member of Doha Asian Games Organising Committee 2006, 2000 – 2004

                Chairman of Organising Committee of GCC Athletics from 1986 – 2000

                General Secretary of Qatar Olympic Committee from 1999 – 2001


                Graduated from USA with a Bachelor in Finance

                Graduated from USA with Master's Degree in Management

                Graduated from USA in Master's of Military Sciences

                Other positions

                Office Director of His Highness Commander in Chief of the Military Affairs

                Vice President of Doha Insurance Company

                Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad (Philippe Fitte)


                • DATE OF BIRTH 18 January 1957
                • NATIONALITY QATARQatari
                • CIVIL STATUS Married - five children
                • LANGUAGES Arabic, English

                  Geoff GARDNER


                  Politician (retired)

                  Businessman – Tourism, Horticulture

                  Position held in the IAAF 

                  IAAF Council Member and Oceania Area Representative from August 2011

                  IAAF Development Commission, Member

                  IAAF Finance and Budget Commission, Member

                  Positions held in National Federation

                  1982 to date Executive Board Member

                  1992 – 1995, 2004 to date General Secretary

                  National Technical Official

                  Additional Information

                  1996 – 2010 Member Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island

                  2001 – 2006 Chief Minister

                  2006 – 2007 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

                  2003 to date Oceania Athletics Association Council Member

                  2007 to date President - Oceania Athletics Association

                  Sports Career

                  Athlete – New Zealand, South Africa, Norfolk Island. Javelin and High Jump

                  1982 – 2006 Coach – Throws and Jumps

                  Technical Official – National and Oceania Area and Regional Championships


                  Oceania Athletics Association – IAAF Centenary Medallion 2012

                  Oceania Athletics Association Merit Award 2010

                  Centenary Medal – Australia 2001

                  Geoff Gardner (Philippe Fitte)


                  • DATE OF BIRTH 1 March 1961
                  • NATIONALITY NORFOLK ISLANDSNorfolk Islander
                  • CIVIL STATUS
                  • LANGUAGES English

                    Nawaf Bin Mohammed AL SAUD


                    Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, 1979 Chapman College, Orange County, California, USA

                    Professional experience

                    • Honorary President of the Arab Amateur Athletics Federation, since 1993

                    • IAAF Ex-Member of the ‘Marketing & Promotion Commission’ (2009 – 2011)

                    • Holder of ‘I.O.C trophy for sports Excellence’ presented by the President of Saudi Arabia

                    • Olympic Committee, HRH Prince Sultan Bin Fahad Bin AbdulAziz being the Sport Leading Personality in Saudi Arabia for 2003

                    Positions held in Area Assocation

                    • Chairman of the Development Commission of the Asian Athletics Association in 2000

                    Positions held in the Olympic movement (other)

                    • Member of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (1992-2008)

                    • Led the Saudi Arabian Olympic Delegation to the 12th Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan and to the Olympic Games in China, as well as to some major Sport events

                    • Was the Head of Delegation of Saudi Arabia to the Pan Arab Games held in Algeria in 2004 & to the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, 2006

                    • Council Member of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (1992-2008)

                    Active sports career

                    • Council Member of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (1992-2000)

                    • Chairman of the Technical Committee at the Saudi Arabian Athletics Federation (1992-2000)

                    Social activities

                    • A businessman who founded many companies to contribute to the development and economic prosperity of Saudi Arabia

                    • Selected by the 'British Union of Media Marketing Limited' as the Best Personality in sport in 1994

                    • Selected by the Egyptian wide spread newspaper Al-Ihram Corp. as the Best Personality in Sport in 1996

                    • Selected again by the Al-Ihram Al-Arabian Corp, as the Best Union President of Individual Game in 2001-2002

                    • Selected by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee as the Best of sport Union President of Individual Game in 2002

                    • Played a key role in the march towards initiating the concept of Grand Prix meetings and sponsorship initiative in Saudi Arabia

                    • Successfully lobbied the adoption of "Development" as an objective goal of the Saudi Arabian Athletics Federation, and have pushed very hard the creation of the National Coaches Training System in Saudi Arabia

                    • Initiated a special program to support and encourage the outstanding & talented Saudi athletes. Results were very encouraging

                    Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud (Philippe Fitte)

                    Ximena RESTREPO

                    Ximena Restrepo (Philippe Fitte)

                    Dobromir KARAMARINOV

                    Dobromir Karamarinov (Philippe Fitte)

                    Raul CHAPADO

                    Raul Chapado (Philippe Fitte)

                    Beatrice AYIKORU

                    Beatrice Ayikoru (Philippe Fitte)

                    Helio Marinho GESTA DE MELO

                    Helio Marinho Gesta de Melo (Philippe Fitte)

                    Michael (Mike) SANDS

                    Mike Sands (Philippe Fitte)

                    Hamad KALKABA MALBOUM


                    Senior Officer of the Cameroon Defence Forces

                    Positions held within the IAAF

                    2007 – present, Africa Area Group Representative/Council Member      

                    Positions held within Member Federation

                    1993 – 2001 President of the Cameroon Athletics Federation

                    Member of the Board of Directors of the Cameroon Athletics Federation


                    1969-1972: National Military Academy of Cameroon

                    1972-1973: Advanced School for Military Police Officers

                    1987-1988: War College (Level 1)

                    1992-1993: Further studies in sports organisation management

                    1994-1995: War College (Level 2)

                    Functions held within the Civilian Sports Movement

                    2001 – present, President of the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee

                    2003 – present, President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA)

                    2009 – present, Member of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission

                    2011 – present, Member of the Board of the IOC Olympic Truce Foundation

                    2009 – present, Senior Vice-President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation

                    2002 – 2005, Member of the Development Commission of ANOCA          

                    1992 – present, Founder and Honorary President of the Baseball and Softball Federation

                    Function held within the International Military Sport Council (CISM)

                    2010 – present, President of the International Military Sport Council (CISM)

                    1996 – 2010, Vice-President of the International Military Sport Council (CISM)

                    1996 – 2010, President of the Organisation of Military Sport in Africa (OSMA)

                    1992 – 2010, Member of the CISM Board of Directors

                    1978 – 2003, Chief of the Delegation of Cameroon in CISM

                    1976 – 1978, Cameroon Delegate in CISM

                    Functions held within the Cameroonian Defense Forces

                    1998 – 2010, Advisor to the Minister of Defence of Cameroon

                    Sports Career

                    100m, 200m and Long Jump

                    1970 – 1974 Member of the National Relay Team, 4 x 100m

                    Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (Philippe Fitte)


                    • DATE OF BIRTH 11 November 1950
                    • NATIONALITY CameroonCameroon
                    • CIVIL STATUS 
                    • LANGUAGES French, English, Arabic

                      Nan WANG

                      Nan Wang (Philippe Fitte)

                      William BANKS

                      William Banks (Philippe Fitte)