Council

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.

Sylvia BARLAG

Athletics career

  • 24 national championships between 1975 and 1983 (various events)
  • 1979 Universiade pentathlon silver
  • 1980 Olympic Games pentathlon 10th place

Athletics administration

  • World Athletics Council Member (2011-present)
  • Chair World Athletics Sustainability Advisory Group (2015-present)
  • Member World Athletics Working Group on Governance and Integrity Reforms (2016-present)
  • Member World Athletics Audit & Finance Committee (2015-present)
  • Member World Athletics Doping Review Board (2016-present)
  • Atletiekunie Ex-officio Board Member (2011-present)

Experience with other sports or sports bodies

  • Basketball (1967-1973 national league; 1971-1973 junior international; 1980-1981 national league)
  • Volleybal (1988-1998 local competition)
  • Golf (1998-present local competition)

Other relevant and significant experience

  • Member of National Sports Federation Board (1989-1993)
  • Member of European Athletics Council (2007-2019)
  • Member of EAA Development Commission (2007-2015)
  • Member of EAA-CORE Working Group (Constitution Reform) (2016-2017)
  • Member of “International Federations Board Members” group (Dutch National Olympic Committee; 2017-present)
  • Technical Delegate (various international and European athletics competitions)

Other experience and achievements

  • Post-doc physics researcher (CERN/MPI/CNRS; 1983-1989)
  • Researcher, Head of Department, Head of Division in Observations and Modelling (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute; 1989-2006)
  • Director/Head Quality and Business Improvement (Thales Netherlands; 2006-2014)
  • Director Security (Thales Netherlands; 2014-2019)
  • Honorary Council Member European Athletics (2019)
Sylvia Barlag (Philippe Fitte)

About

  • DATE OF BIRTH 4 May 1954
  • NATIONALITY NETHERLANDSDutch
  • CIVIL STATUS 
  • LANGUAGES Dutch, English, French, Italian

    Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL

    Athletics career

    • 1984 Olympic 400m hurdles champion
    • 1985 World University Games 400m hurdles bronze
    • 1987 World University Games 400m hurdles gold
    • 1983 African 400m hurdles champion

    Athletics administration

    • World Athletics Council Member (1995-)
    • Former Vice President of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission
    • National sprint and hurdles coach (1990)
    • Deputy national technical director of the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation (1993) then vice president (1997)
    • Member of the Confederation of African Amateur Athletics (1995-)
    • Member of the executive council of the International Athletics Foundation (2001-)
    • Organisational delegate: IAAF World Indoor Championships Istanbul 2012
    • IAAF Technical delegate: Qatar Grand Prix II 1998, Nikaia 1999, Rome 2000, Brussels 2001, Monaco 2002

    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

    • Member of the Executive Commission (2008-2012)
    • IOC Vice President (2012-2016)
    • Member of the Executive Commission (2020-2024), president of the following committees: for the evaluation of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 (2004-2005), for the evaluation of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 (2008-2009), coordination commission of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad of Rio 2016 (2010-2016)
    • Member of the following commissions: women and sport (1995-2010) then (2014-2015), doping (working group, 1998), “IOC 2000” (1999), marketing (2000-2010), candidate applications (2000-2013), monitoring of IOC 2000 reforms (2002), coordination of the Games of the XXX Olympiad of London 2012 (2005-2012), international relations (2008-2015).

    Other relevant and significant experience

    • Secretary of State of the Minister for Social Affairs, responsible for Sport and Youth (1997-1998)
    • Minister of Youth and Sports (2007-2009), Member of the Moroccan Parliament (2016 –).

    Other experience and achievements

    • Founding member of the ‘Laureus World Sports Academy’ Foundation (2000 -)
    • Founding member and President - Moroccan Association for Sport and Development (2002-)
    • Member of the Council/Special Olympics – Morocco (2002)
    • Member of the ‘Commission for Scholarships’ of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Promotion of Social Activities in Education and Training (2003 – 2004)
    • Board member of the ‘Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award’ Foundation (2007- 2013).
    Nawal El Moutawakel (Philippe Fitte)

    About

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

      Abby HOFFMAN

      Athletics career

      • Represented Canada at four Olympic Games, reaching the 800m final on two occasions: Mexico 1968 (seventh) and Munich 1972 (eighth, PB of 2:00.17)
      • Medallist, including two gold, at four consecutive Pan-American Games at 800m/1500m
      • 1966 Commonwealth 880 yards champion
      • National Championship titles: Canada (10x); also USA and Great Britain (800m)

      Athletics administration

      • IAAF Council Member since 1995
      • NACAC Council Member since 1995
      • Athletics Canada Board Member (ex officio) since 1995
      • Chair – World Athletics Competition Commission
      • Board Member (Council Rep) - Athletics Integrity Unit
      • Member - AIU Appointments Panel
      • Member - World Athletics Russia Task Force
      • Member - World Athletics Working Group on Integrity & Governance Reform
      • Member - World Athletics Doping Review Board

      Experience with other sports or sports bodies

      • Director General (most senior executive position) of Sport Canada, Canada’s National Sport Agency, for 10 years

      Other relevant and significant experience

      • IAAF Organisational Delegate - Daegu World Championships; Eugene U20 Worlds
      • Canadian Olympic Committee - Board Member (representing Athletics), Executive Board Member (first female elected to EB of Canada’s NOC)
      • Led successful campaigns in Canada to secure athlete representation and financing
      • Chair - Bid Committee for 2014 Commonwealth Games (City of Ottawa)
      • Chair of the IAAF Jury of Appeal for all World Championships and Olympic Games since 1989
      • Member - Site Review Team for the 2019 IAAF World Championships
      • IAAF Delegate to World Anti-Doping Conferences - IAAF spokesperson in 2013

      Other experience and achievements

      • Named an Officer of the Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian award)
      • Awarded Honorary Doctorates from three Canadian universities - University of Toronto, York University and Acadia University - for contributions to sport, health and public policy
      • Significant experience as a public speaker at national and international conferences and events
      • Experienced journalist - print, radio and television - columnist, documentaries, commentary
      Abby Hoffman (Philippe Fitte)

      About

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

        Anna RICCARDI

        Athletics administration

        • World Athletics Council Member (2007 - current)
        • World Athletics Competition Commission Member (2011-current)
        • Diamond League AG Board Member (2015-current)
        • World Athletics Russian Taskforce Member (2015-current)
        • IAAF Technical Committee Member (1999-2015)
        • European Athletics Competition Committee Member (1995-2019)
        • Meeting Director of the IAAF Diamond League Rome Golden Gala (2010-2012)
        • General Director European Indoor Championships, Torino 2009

        Experience with other sports or sports bodies

        • Director of the Sport and Olympic Programme Area, Team Services, of the Italian National Olympic Committee (2013 - current)
        • Chef de Mission or Deputy Chef de Mission at the Summer Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games since 2013 (Sochi, Pyeongchang, Nanjing, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo)
        • Chef de Mission or Deputy Chef de Mission at the European Games Baku 2015 and Minsk 2019
        • Member of the Italian Bidding Team for the Winter Olympic Games 2026, Cortina/Milano

        Other relevant and significant experience

        • IAAF Technical Delegate: Rio Olympic Games (2016), World Championships in Doha 2019 & Eugene 2021, World Indoor Championships in Doha 2010, Istanbul, 2012 Sopot 2014, Portland 2016, World Junior Championships in Barcelona 2012
        • European Athletics Technical Delegate: European Championships Barcelona 2010, European Under 23 Championships Bydgszcz 2003, European Junior Championships Eskilstuna 2015
        • IAAF Technical Delegate: World Athletics Finals in Stuttgart 2006-2007-2008 and Thessaloniki 2009
        • Jury of Appeal Member or Chair at Olympic Games, World and European Championships

        Other experience and achievements

        • Fidal International Department staff since 1981
        • Director of Fidal International Technical and Marketing Departments (1995-2013)
        • Team Manager of the national athletics teams in all major competitions: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Indoor Championships, European Championships, European Indoor Championships, European Cups.
        • Event Coordinator at all major events hosted in Italy: Grand Prix Final, Milan 1996, World Cross Country, Torino 1997, Race walking World Cup, Torino 2002, World Junior Championships, Grosseto 2002, World Youth Championships, Bressanone 2009, and other European events.
        Anna Riccardi (Philippe Fitte)

        About

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

          Antti PIHLAKOSKI

          Athletics career

          • Three times national champion
          • Four times in national team
          • Held Finnish U18 800m record for 34 years

          Athletics administration

          • World Athletics Council Member since 2015
          • World Athletics Doping Review Board Member
          • IAAF Masters Commission Member
          • European Athletics Council Member since 2007
          • Finnish Athletics President
          • CEO of the World Athletics Championship in Helsinki 2005
          • President of the Organising Committee of European Athletics Championships in 2012
          • President of Track & Field Finland Sports Marketing Company
          • Honorary President of LOC in World Junior Championships in Tampere 2018

          Experience with other sports or sports bodies

          • Executive Board Member and Vice-President of Finnish Olympic Committee
          • Chairman of the Steering Group of Finnish Elite Sports Development Programme

          Other relevant and significant experience

          • Council Member Finnish Sports for All Association
          • Council Member Finnish Youth Sports Association
          • Chairman of the Organising Committee of the biggest Corporate Charity Fun Run (RunFest) in Finland

          Other experience and achievements

          • Master of Science, Industrial Economics, MBA Studies
          • Plant Director of the biggest Window Factory in Finland
          • High ranked managerial and board positions in various companies in High Tech and Innovation Industry. Focus on young innovative companies (Governance, Leadership, Business Strategy, Sales, Finance and Venture Capital) as a Board Professional and Consultant
          • Senior Advisor and Ambassador of Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation
          • Initiator and creator of the IAAF Athletics for a Better World programme
          Antti Pihlakoski (Philippe Fitte)

          Sebastian COE

          Athletics career

          • 1500m gold and 800m silver, Moscow 1980 Olympic Games & Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games
          • 12 world records – 800m, 1000m, 1500m and 1 mile
          • World Cup gold and silver, 1981 and 1989
          • European – 1977 gold 800m (Indoor), 1978 bronze 800m, 1982 silver 800m, 1986 gold 800m, silver 1500m

          Athletics administration

          • President, World Athletics (August 2015-current)
          • President, International Athletics Foundation (August 2015-current)
          • Chairman, Board of the Diamond League AG (November 2015-current)
          • IAAF Vice President (2007-2015)
          • IAAF Council Member (2003-2007)
          • Director, London 2017 World Championships Organising Committee (2013-2015)

          Experience with other sports or sports bodies

          • Chairman, London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (2005-2012) & Chairman, London 2012 Bid Committee (2004-2005)
          • Chairman, British Olympic Association (2012-2016)
          • Member, IOC Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Coordination Commission (2013-current)
          • Member, IOC Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission (2016-current)
          • Member, IOC Olympic Summit (2015-current)
          • Member, Executive Council, ANOC (2015-current)
          • Member, Council, ASOIF (2017-current)

          Other relevant and significant experience

          • Chaired British Government Sports Honours Committee (2010-2018) and served within the Cabinet Office as Legacy Ambassador for the London 2012 Games (2012-2017)
          • Chairman, International Inspiration (charity delivering London 2012 Bid pledge to use sport to enhance the lives of youth around the world) (2013-2015)
          • Member, IOC Athletes’ Commission (1981-1989)
          • Member, Executive Committee, European Olympic Committee (2013-2017)
          • Chairman, Working Group on Youth, ANOC (2015-current)

          Other experience and achievements

          • Executive Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment (2013-current)
          • Chancellor of Loughborough University (2017-current)
          • Advisor to Morgan Stanley & Co International and to Vitality Health & Life Group (current)
          • Member of British Parliament (1992-1997) & Private Secretary, Opposition Leader (1997-2001)
          • Made a Peer in 2000, received a Knighthood in 2006 and Companion of Honour in 2013
          • Lifetime Achievement Award (BBC Sports Personality of the Year)
          • Lifetime Achievement Award (Laureus World Sport Awards)
          Sebastian Coe (Philippe Fitte)

          About

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

            Hiroshi YOKOKAWA

            Athletics administration

            • World Athletics Council Member
            • Chairman of World Athletics Nationality Review Panel
            • Vice President, Asian Athletics Association
            • President, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
            • President, Organising Committee of the IAAF World Relays 2019 Yokohama
            • President, Organising Committee of the IAAF World Challenge Meeting Golden Grand Prix
            • President, Organising Committee of Asian Championships (2011), Asian Cross Country (2015), Asian Junior Championships (2018), and annual Asian Race Walking Championships
            • President, Organising Committee of the Tokyo Marathon and other IAAF Label Road Races

            Experience with other sports or sports bodies

            • Executive Board Member, The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympic Games
            • Board Member, Organising Committee of the 2026 Asian Games (Aichi, Japan)
            • Advisor, World Masters Games 2021 (Kansai, Japan)
            • Advisor, World Para Athletics Championships 2021 (Kobe, Japan)
            • Board of Directors’ Member, Japan Sports Association

            Other relevant and significant experience

            • Member of the Sustainability Working Group, IAAF
            • President, Osaka Athletics Association & Kansai (Greater Osaka) Area Athletics Association
            • Expert Committee Member on the New National Stadium Construction, Japan Sports Council
            • Start-up Member & President, Organising Committee of Osaka Marathon
            • Superintendent, Aomori Prefectural Police - Contributed to the development of safety and security plans for road races
            • Keynote Speaker for many seminars/conferences for the promotion of sports from the administrative, development, media promotion, integrity and strategic perspectives

            Other experience and achievements

            • Received ‘Prince Chichibu Award’ for the notable contribution to athletics in Japan
            • Deputy Consul General of Japan in New York
            • Director-General, International Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade & Industry
            • President, The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
            • Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
            • Statutory Auditor, Obayashi Corporation
            • Chairman, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles
            • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University / University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
            Hiroshi Yokokawa (Philippe Fitte)

            Adille J. SUMARIWALLA

            Athletics career

            • Represented India in the 100m at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow
            • 1979 Asian Championships 4x100m bronze
            • 1984 South Asian Games gold
            • Won 17 international medals for India (six gold, five silver, six bronze)
            • National 100m champion 11 times

            Athletics administration

            • World Athletics Council Member since 2015
            • Chair – IAAF Strategic Communications Advisory Group & Chair - Age Manipulation Committee
            • AFI (Athletics Federation of India): President since 2012
            • Chairman, Organising Committee - Asian Athletics Championships (2013 - Pune, India) & (2017 - Odisha, India), and Member, Organising Committee - IAAF Permit Meetings in India

            Experience with other sports or sports bodies

            • Indian Olympic Association – Vice President
            • Chef-de-Mission of the Indian Contingent - Asian Games 2014
            • Olympians Association of India - Treasurer
            • Mission Olympic Cell - set up by Government of India, to prepare Olympic medallists
            • Board of Directors - Governing Council of National Dope Testing Laboratory in India
            • Organising Committee for Commonwealth Games (New Delhi 2010), Commonwealth Youth Games (Pune 2008), Indian National Games (Pune 1994, Chattisgarh 2020)

            Other relevant and significant experience

            • Member of Core Committee to develop a curriculum for Postgraduate/Masters Program in Sports Management, set up by Government of India
            • Chair, Maharashtra State Sports Policy Committee (Outdoor Sports)
            • Member of Terry Fox Run Committee, India, for past 10 years. In 2018, raised over US$900,000 for Cancer Research in Children

            Other experience and achievements

            • President of India Award - Arjuna Award - for Excellence in Athletics, 1985
            • President of India Award - for the Scouting movement in India, 1972
            • State Government Award - Excellence in Athletics, 1980 & Excellence in Coaching, 1999
            • Founder & Managing Director - Interspace Communications Pvt Ltd - Media House
            • Board Director - SE TransStadia Holdings Ltd, Next Radio Ltd, Next MediaWorks Ltd, Professional Sports Services (I) Pvt Ltd, Syngience Broadcast Ahmedabad Ltd
            Adille Sumariwalla (Philippe Fitte)

            Svein Arne HANSEN

            Athletics administration

            • European Athletics President 2015 – present
            • European Athletics Vice President 2007-2011
            • Former Chairman of European Athletics Development Committee
            • Norwegian Athletics Federation President 2003-2015
            • Norwegian Athletics Federation Vice President 2001-2003
            • IAAF Grand Prix Commission 1985-1998
            • IAAF Golden League working group 1997-2009

            Experience with other sports or sports bodies

            • President of Euromeetings 1998-2006

            Other relevant and significant experience

            • Bislett Games meeting director, 1985-2009
            Svein Arne Hansen (Philippe Fitte)

            Sergey BUBKA

            Athletics career

            • 1988 Olympic pole vault champion
            • Ten-time world pole vault champion
            • World record beaten 35 times (pole vault)

            Athletics administration

            • World Athletics Senior Vice-President (2007-2011, 2015 - present ),
            • IAAF Vice-President (2011 - 2015),
            • IAAF Council member (2001 - present),
            • IAAF Development Commission Chairman (2011 - 2015),
            • IAAF Development Commission Deputy Chairman (2007 - 2011),
            • IAAF Development Commission member (2015 - present),
            • IAAF International Commission member (2015 - present),
            • IAAF Competition Commission member (2003 - 2015),
            • IAAF Athletes Commission member (2001 - 2011),
            • ASOIF Council member (2009-2017),
            • Chairman of the Coordination Commissions of IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013 and Daegu 2011

            Experience with other sports or sports bodies

            • IOC Executive Board Member (2012- present),
            • IOC Executive Board Member as athletes’ representative (2000 - 2008),
            • IOC member (1999 - pres), IOC Entourage Commission Chairman (2010 - present),
            • IOC Athletes’ Commission Honorary Member (2008 - present),
            • IOC Athletes’ Commission Chairman, (2002 - 2008),
            • Member of IOC Disciplinary Commission for Beijing 2008,
            • Member of IOC Disciplinary Commission for Torino 2006,
            • Member of IOC Disciplinary Commission for Athens 2004,
            • IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up Commission Member,
            • IOC Eligibility Commission Member (1998),
            • IOC Athletes’ Comiission member (1996 - 2002)

            Other relevant and significant experience

            • NOC of Ukraine President (2005 - present),
            • Member of the EURO 2012 UKR/POL Organizing Committee (2009 - 2012),
            • Member of the Organizing Committee on preparation and participation of the Ukrainian athletes in the Olympics and Youth Olympics, Paralympics and Deaflympics, World Universiades, world and European Championships (2003 - present),
            • Executive Board Member, NOC of Ukraine (1994 - present),
            • Advisor to President of Ukraine on Physical Culture and Sport (2010 - 2013),
            • UNESCO Ambassador and Champion for Sport (2003 - present),
            • Founder and Organizer of Donetsk International Tournament “Pole Vault Stars” (1999 - 2014),
            • Laureus World Sports Academy Member

            Other experience and achievements

            • IAAF Hall of Fame Member, Laureus LifeTime Achievement Award , UNESCO Champion for Sport, L’Equipe Champion des Champions, The Best pole vaulter of the last half century by Track & Field News, Prince of Asturias Award in Sports, International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Award, The Panathlon International Flambeau d’Or for promotion of sports, NOC Order
            • Listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest number of world achievements in athletics, Hero of Ukraine, Order of Merit, II grade, I grade, Ukraine, Order of Yaroslav the Wise, V, IV, III grade, Ukraine, Order of the State, Ukraine, Honorary Decoration of the President of Ukraine, Honorary Citizen of Bratislava, Padova, Donetsk, Lugansk , Abano Terme, Rio de Janeiro
            Sergey Bubka (Philippe Fitte)

            About

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


              Alberto JUANTORENA DANGER

              Athletics career

              • 1976 Olympic gold at 400m and 800m
              • World and Olympic 800m record
              • 1977 Universiade 800m gold (1:43.44, world record)
              • 1977 World Cup gold at 400m and 800m

              Athletics administration

              • World Athletics Council Member 1987-
              • IAAF Vice President 2015-2019
              • IAAF Audit & Finance and Values Commission
              • President of National Federation
              • Member Ex-Officio of the NACAC Council since 1987

              Experience with other sports or sports bodies

              • Vice-President of National Olympic Committee
              • Vice-Minister of Sports for 28 years
              • President of the Cuban Paralympics Committee

              Other relevant and significant experience

              • Vice President of UNESCO´s Inter-Governmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport.

              Other experience and achievements

              • IOC Silver Merit Order
              • Inducted to the Central American and Caribbean Athletics Hall of Fame.
              • Inducted to the IAAF Hall of Fame.
              • IAAF Veteran Pin
              Alberto Juantorena Danger (Philippe Fitte)

              About

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

                Dahlan Jumaan AL HAMAD

                Athletics administration

                • Vice President and Director General, Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Organising Committee
                • World Athletics Vice President since 2007
                • World Athletics 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
                • 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

                Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                • President of Qatar Military Sports Association

                Other relevant and significant experience

                • Major General of the Qatar Armed Forces

                Other experience and achievements

                • Office Director of His Highness Commander in Chief of the Military Affairs
                • Vice President of Doha Insurance Company
                • Graduated from USA with a Bachelor in Finance
                • Graduated from USA with Master's Degree in Management
                • Graduated from USA in Masters of Military Sciences
                Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad (Philippe Fitte)

                About

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

                  Geoff GARDNER

                  Athletics career

                  • South Africa District Age Championships 1978
                  • New Zealand Championships 1979
                  • Norfolk Island javelin champion 1982 - 1995
                  • Pacific Games Finalist, Tahiti 1995

                  Athletics administration

                  • IAAF Development Commission 2011-2015, Deputy Chair 2015-2019
                  • IAAF Finance and Budget Commission 2011-2015
                  • IAAF Audit and Finance Commission, Deputy Chair 2015-2019
                  • IAAF Russian Taskforce 2016-2019
                  • IAAF Working Group Governance and Integrity Reform 2016-2019
                  • IAAF Working Group Transfer of Allegiance 2017-2018
                  • IAAF Nationality Review Panel 2018-2019
                  • IAAF Organisational Delegate 2019 Doha World Championships
                  • Oceania Athletics Association Council Member 2003-present
                  • Oceania Athletics Association President 2007-present
                  • Member Federation: Executive Board Member since 1982, General Secretary 1992-1995, 2004 to present
                  • National Technical Official

                  Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                  • Former local memberships:
                  • Rugby, South Africa 1978
                  • Rugby league, Cricket, Tennis, Golf.
                  • Former Player/Secretary National Cricket Association (Norfolk Island)

                  Other relevant and significant experience

                  • Former member Norfolk Island Amatuer Sports and Commonwealth Games Associtation
                  • Former Chief Minister and Minister for Sports 2001 - 2006
                  • Member of the Jury of Appeal - Area, World Championships, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games since 2011 - present
                  • Technical Official - Area Championships, Continental Games and regional events since 2003

                  Other experience and achievements

                  • Executive Masters Degree , Sports Organisation Management 2016-2017
                  • Government Minister (various portfolios) 1998-2010
                  • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly 2006-2007
                  • Centenary Medal - Services to Government (Australia) 2001
                  • Merit Award – Oceania Athletics Association 2010
                  • IAAF Centenary Medallion 2012
                  • IAAF Veterans Pin 2013
                  • Order of Australia (OAM) 2015.
                  Geoff Gardner (Philippe Fitte)

                  About

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

                    Nawaf Bin Mohammed AL SAUD

                    Athletics career

                    • Practiced athletics in all events during all school stages in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
                    • Javelin champion of the Preparatory/Intermediate schools during 1967-1970.
                    • Javelin champion of the Secondary /High school intermediate schools during 1971-1974.

                    Athletics administration

                    • Member of World Athletics Council since 2015.
                    • Member of Executive Committee of the International Athletics Foundation since 2017.
                    • Member of International Athletics Foundation Council since 2011.
                    • President of Saudi Arabian Athletics Federation between 1992 and 2016.
                    • Honorary President of Arab Athletics Federation between 1993 and 2016.
                    • Member of IAAF Youth Engagement & Social Media commission.
                    • Chairman of Development Commission of the AAA between 2000 and 2004.
                    • Chairman of Supreme Committee of GCC track & field of series of championships organised by the Saudi Athletics Federation between 1996 and 2016.

                    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                    • Member of Executive Bureau of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee between 1992 and 2016.
                    • Vice President of Executive Bureau of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee between 2007 and 2011.
                    • Council Member of Saudi Arabian Football Federation between 1992 and 2001.
                    • Chairpers of Technical Committee of Saudi Arabian Football Federation between 1993 and 2002
                    • General Supervisor of the Basketball Team of Al Hilal Saudi FC Club between 1993 and 1998.
                    • Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of Clubs’ Football Championship of the GCC states held in 1986.

                    Other relevant and significant experience

                    • Member of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee between 1992 and 2016.
                    • Chairman of the National team Committee of Saudi Athletics Federation.
                    • Member of the Marketing & Promotion Commission at the IAAF between 2007 and 2011.

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • Chosen as the ‘Best Personality in sport’ in 1994 by the ‘British Union of Media Marketing Limited’.
                    • Chosen as the ‘Best Personality in Sport’ in 1996 by the Egyptian Al-Ahram Press Foundation.
                    • Chosen as the ‘Best Federation President of Individual Sport’ in 2001 and 2002 successfully through statistics carried out by the ‘Al-Ahram Al- Arabi Establishment’.
                    • Received the ‘Long Service Trophy as the President of Saudi Athletics Federation’ from the AAA in Wuhan, China in 2015.
                    • Received the IAAF Veteran Pin in Sweden in 1995.
                    Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud (Philippe Fitte)

                    Ximena RESTREPO

                    Athletics career

                    • 1992 Olympic 400m bronze medallist
                    • 1991 World Championships 400m sixth place
                    • 1993 World Championships 400m fifth place

                    Athletics administration

                    • Former IAAF Athletes’ Commission Member (2001-2003).
                    • Current member of the IAAF WLTF (since 2018).
                    • General Secretary of Federacion Atletica de Chile (since 2018).
                    • Member of the Consudatle Athletes’ Commission (since 2018).
                    • Head coach of Universidad Catolica Track and Field Team (2006-2011).
                    • Member of the Track and Field board of Club Deportivo Universidad Católica (2011 until now)

                    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                    • Currently holding the position of Technical Director of the Organizing Committee of Santiago 2023 Pan-American Games.
                    • Worked as Technical Director of the Organizing Committee of Santiago 2014 South American Games (2010-2014).
                    • Current member of the Technical Commission of Panam Sports (since 2018).

                    Other relevant and significant experience

                    • Sports Director of Everest School from 2002-2006
                    • IAAF Level IV in middle and long distance events (2004)

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • Nutritional Coach since 2015
                    • Masters in Managing Olympic Sport Organizations (2017) Universidad San Sebastian-Chilean Olympic Committee
                    Ximena Restrepo (Philippe Fitte)

                    Dobromir KARAMARINOV

                    Athletics career

                    • Balkan and National Champion many times in 400m hurdles and 4x400m

                    Athletics administration

                    • First Vice President of European Athletics (2015 - present )
                    • President of the Association of the Balkan Athletics Federations (ABAF) (2010 - present)
                    • President of Bulgarian Athletics Federation (2004 - present )
                    • Member of the IAAF Strategic Communications Advisory Group (2016 - present)
                    • President of the LOC of all international events hosted by Bulgarian Federation since 2010

                    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                    • Vice President of Bulgarian Olympic Committee (2001-2005)

                    Other relevant and significant experience

                    • European Athletics Council Member; Competition Committee Member (2007-2015)
                    • Chairman of the European Athletics Mountain Running Commission (2011-2015)
                    • Member of the IAAF Women’s Committee (2007-2011)
                    • Member of the EAA Reflection Commission (2004-2007)
                    • Member of the EAA Competition Committee (1995-2003)
                    • Head of Delegation, Team Leader of Team Europe- last 3 editions of IAAF Continental Cup
                    • European Athletics Delegate and Jury of Appeal at numerous international championships

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • Awarded by Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sport with the Victor’s Garland in 2018 – the highest state award, given for significant contribution in the field of sport;
                    • Lecturer at the National Sports Academy in Sports Management since 1994
                    Dobromir Karamarinov (Philippe Fitte)

                    Raul CHAPADO

                    Athletics career

                    • 15 times Spanish triple jump champion
                    • Three Spanish records
                    • 2000 Olympian
                    • 2001 Mediterranean Games triple jump bronze
                    • 1998 European Indoor Championships fifth place
                    • 1990, 1991 and 1992 European Clubs champion

                    Athletics administration

                    • President of Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA)
                    • European Athletics Council Member
                    • ExBo Member of RFEA
                    • President of the Olympic Athletes Association,
                    • Founding Member of the National Athletes Association,

                    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                    • Madrid 2020 Olympic Bid: General Director: Sport & Operations
                    • Madrid 2016 Olympic Bid: Sport, Operations & Project Director
                    • Management and Promotion Sport Director

                    Other relevant and significant experience

                    • Member of the Spanish Olympic Committee,
                    • Member of the Government Commission for Heath & Anti Doping
                    • Member of the Spanish Athletics Federation Anti Doping Commission
                    • Member of the Member of the Athletes and Grants Commission
                    • Member of the Member of the Cooperation and Integration Commission
                    • Spain Sport Association Council Member

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • TV commentator for RTVE (Rio 2016 Olympic Games)
                    • Keynote in several masters, graduate schools, seminars, workshops, universities, Federations, NOC, etc.
                    • Promotional campaigns of several products and brands
                    Raul Chapado (Philippe Fitte)

                    Beatrice AYIKORU

                    Athletics career

                    • Former long-distance runner (1500m – 10,000m, cross country and road running), represented Uganda in several international competitions
                    • Held two national records (10,000m and marathon) that stood for more than 10 years
                    • Seasoned administrator in athletics as General Secretary

                    Athletics administration

                    • General Secretary, Uganda Athletics Federation
                    • Deputy Director for Development in Africa
                    • Former member of IAAF Cross Country Committee
                    • Member of IAAF task force for gender leadership

                    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                    • Vice President, Uganda Olympic Committee (2017-2021) in charge of technical issues
                    • Served as Secretary for Uganda Sports Women Association, (1998-2000) an organisation whose functions were later mainstreamed in National Olympic Committee and National Federations for purposes of sustainability
                    • Chef de Mission XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018, Australia
                    • Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

                    Other relevant and significant experience

                    • Secretary LOC, IAAF World Cross Country Kampala 2017 for a period of three years (2014-2017) from bid process to implementation of the project;
                    • Member of jury for IAAF U18 World Championships Nairobi 2017;
                    • Served as Member of Jury in several Confederation of African Athletics competitions;
                    • Technical delegate for several Eastern Africa Regional competitions;
                    • Technical delegate for 3rd Africa Country Championships, Cameroun 2016;
                    • Competition Secretary to all national and international competitions organized in Uganda since 1997

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • Recipient of Presidential Award for good service in sports – awarded by H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
                    • Recipient of IAAF Pin for good service in Athletics 1998
                    Beatrice Ayikoru (Philippe Fitte)

                    Helio Marinho GESTA DE MELO

                    Helio Marinho Gesta de Melo (Philippe Fitte)

                    Michael (Mike) SANDS

                    Athletics career

                    • Represented The Bahamas at the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games
                    • 1975 Central American and Caribbean 400m champion
                    • 1975 Pan-American Games 200m bronze
                    • Held national records from 100m to 400m

                    Athletics administration

                    • NACAC President 2019 – present
                    • President Bahamas Association of Athletics Federations 2009-2015

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • Vice President Bahamas Olympic Committee
                    • Vice President NACAC 2007-2011
                    Mike Sands (Philippe Fitte)

                    Hamad KALKABA MALBOUM

                    Athletics career

                    • Member of national 4x100m team 1970-1974

                    Athletics administration

                    • President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) 2003 – present
                    • President of the Cameroon Athletics Federation 1993 – 2001
                    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Cameroon Athletics Federation

                    Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                    • President of the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee 2001 – present
                    • Member of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission 2009 – present
                    • Member of the Board of the IOC Olympic Truce Foundation 2011 – present
                    • Senior Vice-President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation 2009 – present
                    • Member of the Development Commission of ANOCA 2002 – 2005
                    • Founder and Honorary President of the Baseball and Softball Federation 1992 – present

                    Other relevant and significant experience

                    • President of the International Military Sport Council (CISM)
                    • President of the Organisation of Military Sport in Africa (OSMA) 1996 – 2010

                    Other experience and achievements

                    • Advisor to the Minister of Defence of Cameroon 1998 – 2010
                    Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (Philippe Fitte)

                    About

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

                      Nan WANG

                      Athletics administration

                      • Member, IAAF Women’s Committee, 2015-2019
                      • Vice President, Asian Athletics Association, 2019-
                      • Vice President & Treasurer, Chinese Athletic Association, 2019-
                      • Deputy Director, LOC of Nanjing 2020 IAAF World Indoor Championships, 2018-2020

                      Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                      • Deputy Director for the General Affairs Office, International Sports Exchange Centre, Chinese Olympic Committee (COC), 1994-1998
                      • Secretariat Member of International Affairs Department, COC, 1986-1994
                      • Lecturer, Ice Dancing Academy, COC, 1985-1986

                      Other relevant and significant experience

                      • Executive Director, LOC of Taicang 2018 IAAF Race Walking Team Championships
                      • Vice Chairwoman, LOC of Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships
                      • Vice Chairwoman, LOC of Wuhan 2015 AAA Championships

                      Other experience and achievements

                      • Excellent Member of 1990 Asian Games Beijing LOC
                      Nan Wang (Philippe Fitte)

                      William BANKS

                      Athletics career

                      • 1983 world triple jump silver medallist
                      • Triple jump world record-holder, 1985-1995
                      • 1985 World Cup triple jump champion
                      • Olympian, USA, triple jump, 1984 and 1988
                      • Creator of the ‘slow clap’ in athletics, 1981

                      Athletics administration

                      • Vice President, The Athletic Congress (former)
                      • Board member, USA Track and Field (former)
                      • Board member, USA Track and Field Foundation
                      • Chairman, USA Track and Field Alumni Association (former)
                      • Chairman, Athletes Advisory Committee, USA Track and Field (former)

                      Experience with other sports or sports bodies

                      • FIFA World Cup 1994, Deputy Venue Manager
                      • Olympic Games 1996, Director of Athlete Services
                      • USA Judo, Consultant
                      • Southern California Velodrome Association (Cycling), President
                      • World Sports Forum Advisory Board

                      Other relevant and significant experience

                      • US Olympians and Paralympians Association, President (former)
                      • World Olympians Association, Executive Board Member
                      • Association of National Olympic Committees World Beach Games 2019, CEO
                      • AthleteBiz Board
                      • Goodwill Games Ambassador (former)

                      Other experience and achievements

                      • San Diego Sports Institute, Pres. (Training programme, middle and high school kids in all sports)
                      • World Record Camps, LLC, Pres. (World Wide training camps for high school kids in athletics)
                      • United States Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year 1985
                      • Martin Luther King, Jr Women’s Assoc., ‘Drum Major for Justice’, positive leadership image
                      • USATF Hall of Fame, 1999 Inductee
                      • San Diego Hall of Fame 1988 Inductee
                      • HSJ, Inc. Established, 1986 - Distributor of Fieldturf artificial turf for sports fields in Japan
                      • UCLA Law School Graduate, Juris Doctorate, 1983 (BA undergrad 1978 Political Science)
                      William Banks (Philippe Fitte)

                      Valerie ADAMS

                      Athletics career

                      • 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion, 2016 Olympic silver medallist
                      • Four-time world champion outdoors, four-time world champion indoors
                      • Three-time Commonwealth champion
                      • 2001 world U18 and 2002 world U20 champion
                      • 2014 Female World Athlete of the Year

                      Athletics administration

                      • World Athletics Athletes Commission

                      Other experience and achievements

                      • Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
                      • Five-time recipient of the Lonsdale Cup in recognition as the leading national athlete in an Olympic sport
                      • Halberg Awards Supreme Award – 2007, 2008, 2009
                      Valerie Adams (Philippe Fitte)

                      Renaud LAVILLENIE

                      Athletics career

                      • Pole vault world record-holder
                      • 2012 Olympic champion and 2016 silver medallist
                      • Medallist at five consecutive World Championships 2009-2017
                      • Three-time world indoor champion
                      • Three-time European champion and four-time European indoor champion
                      • 2014 Male World Athlete of the Year

                      Athletics administration

                      • World Athletics Athletes Commission Chair

                      Other experience and achievements

                      • French Legion of Honour
                      Renaud Lavillenie (Philippe Fitte)

                      Robin Sapong EUGENIO