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The IAAF has been encouraged by some of the early TV broadcast data for 2003 World Championships in Athletics supplied to them by Sponsorship Intelligence, a specialist research company.
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Great TV ratings for IAAF World Championships in Paris

The IAAF has been encouraged by some of the early TV broadcast data for 2003 World Championships in Athletics supplied to them by Sponsorship Intelligence, a specialist research company.... Read More

About 30,000 spectators packed the National Stadium this morning to welcome the victorious Ethiopian Athletics Team as it returned from the 9th IAAF World championships in Athletics, which closed in Paris last Sunday, 31 August.
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Ethiopian Team returns to a rapturous welcome

About 30,000 spectators packed the National Stadium this morning to welcome the victorious Ethiopian Athletics Team as it returned from the 9th IAAF World championships in Athletics, which closed in Paris last Sunday, 31 August.... Read More

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IAAF Internet coverage of Paris 2003 Saint-Denis

The IAAF internet's coverage of the 9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Paris 2003 Saint-Denis was brought to you by the following:... Read More

The distance races in the Stade de France brought some of the greatest moments of the 9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Paris 2003 Saint Denis (23 – 31 August), which concluded on Sunday evening. Ken Nakamura gives us his analysis of events:
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Paris 2003 – from a distance

The distance races in the Stade de France brought some of the greatest moments of the 9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Paris 2003 Saint Denis (23 – 31 August), which concluded on Sunday evening. Ken Nakamura gives us his analysis of events:... Read More

This is a farewell to the World Championships in Athletics, and my wonderfully enjoyable job as a columnist. There were some great moments, some sad moments, and even some bizarre moments. But then, history is not written only in terms of triumphs. Jim Dunaway gives us his final thoughts from the Stade.
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'Dunaway's Worlds'

This is a farewell to the World Championships in Athletics, and my wonderfully enjoyable job as a columnist. There were some great moments, some sad moments, and even some bizarre moments. But then, history is not written only in terms of triumphs. Jim Dunaway gives us his final thoughts from the Stade.... Read More

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News01 Sep 2003

Cloete - heartbreak and gold

Hestrie Cloete concealed heartbreak to score a soaring triumph when she retained the World High Jump title during a dramatic final session at the ninth World Athletics Championships in the Stade de France.

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News01 Sep 2003

Unheralded Kipchoge salvages Kenyan pride

As the world watched Ethiopia’s World 10,000 metres champion and Morocco’s World 1500 metres champion tussle over the world 5000 metres title, the Kenyan who charged past to snatch the victory was not Abraham Chebii, who had beaten the Ethiopian nor two-time former World cross country champion John Kibowen, but the last Kenyan to make the world championships team.

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News31 Aug 2003

'Dunaway's Worlds'

Jim Dunaway brings us a snippet of perhaps the most unexpected news to emerge from a press conference in Paris 2003 Saint-Denis

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News31 Aug 2003

Being overlooked played into Said-Guerni's hands

The only thing about the men's 800m final that was predictable was it's unpredictability. But even then, Algerian Djabir Said-Guerni was on few observers' radar screens. And being ignored suited him just fine.

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News31 Aug 2003

Tomashova's Turkish delight

Although the nine days of competition in Paris have seen an inordinate number of surprises and upsets, none was as great as Tatyana Tomashova’s unexpected win in the Women’s 1500 Metres on the final day of competition.

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Report31 Aug 2003

Event Report men 4x400m Relay Final

The 9th IAAF World Championships came to a thrilling conclusion with one of the closest ever finishes to a men's 4x400m Relay Final

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Report31 Aug 2003

Event Report Women 4x400m Relay Final

It is not often that a US relay victory is considered an upset but when they ran 3:22.63 to beat the fancied Russian team it was.

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News31 Aug 2003

Interviews Men 4x400m Final

Flash interviews after the Final of the men's 4x400m Relay

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Report31 Aug 2003

Event Report Women High Jump Final

The women's High Jump lived up to its high expectations, it started quietly but ended with an attempt on the World record by South Africa's Hestrie CLOETE.

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News31 Aug 2003

Makarov - The nearly nearly man comes good

Sergey Makarov of Russia at the age of 30 years and 165 days at last turned base metal into gold after previously taking Sydney Olympic silver and 2002 European Championships bronze. With a 85.44 metres throw in round one the Russian convincingly won the men’s World Javelin title, and backed that up with a 85.31 release to cap his afternoon.

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News31 Aug 2003

Interviews Women 4x400m Relay Final

Flash Interviews after the women's 4x400m Final

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News31 Aug 2003

A good marathon 'trip' for Ndereba

Past experience of being tripped led to Catherine Ndereba picking the pace up in the last five miles of today’s World Championships women's marathon.

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