AMSTERDAM, Netherland – Over the past two days (July, 4-5) in Amsterdam, an IAAF Governance Structure Reform Forum attended by more than 60 delegates, including federation presidents, administrators and athletes representing the six continental areas of the IAAF, has been discussing 15 key proposals to create an effective organisation with the checks and balances and transparent structures required.
This forum, led by sports lawyer, Maria Clarke, the chair of the IAAF Governance Structure Reform Working Group, marks the start of a six-month consultation process which, following approval by Council, will see the final proposals being sent to the IAAF membership of more than 200 national federations for their approval at a Special Congress in early December 2016.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe commented, “Our reform proposals show how seriously we want to grip the issues facing our sport and design a strong diverse and modern organisation which reflects the global reach of Athletics. We are not afraid to make tough decisions, we owe it to the athletes.
“Our discussion over the last two days have been honest and robust.”