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IAAF to set athletics timetable for Sydney according to principles used for World Championships

The IAAF has recently learned, through various press agency and newspaper reports, that a draft timetable for the athletics programme at the Sydney Olympics next years has been circulated.

The IAAF would point out that the technical organisation of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games is its responsibility and, accordingly, the relevant timetable has to be approved by the IAAF Council.

Insofar as the criteria used for establishing this timetable are concerned, the IAAF will employ the same technical principles already applied with great success during the World Championships in Athens ’97, which will also be used next August for the forthcoming 7th World Championships in Athletics in Seville.