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IAAF changes its Name to "World Athletics"

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the international governing body for the sport of athletics, changed its name to World Athletics.
IAAF changes its Name to "World Athletics"

Details:

  • The members of IAAF council have approved the rebranding at an IAAF Council meeting held in Monaco on 8th June.
  • The process to rebrand IAAF began in January 2018.

Purpose of this rebranding:

  • The new name and logo has been designed to represent the modern and positive face for athletics.
  • Also, it aims to attract the younger audience.
  • It will see the organisation take on its new name and a re-designed logo after the 2019 World Athletics Championship in Doha in October.

One must know:

  • IAAF was formed on 17th July 1912.
  • When it was founded the name it had was International Amateur Athletic Federation.
  • It was then changed to International Association of Athletics Federations in 2001.
  • The headquarters of IAAF are located in Monaco.
  • IAAF has 215 member federations.
  • The Current President of IAAF is Sebastian Coe.
  • The CEO of IAAF is Jon Ridgeon.

Question:

Q. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has changed its name to what?
a. Global Athletics Council
b. World Athletics
c. World Athletics Organisation
d. Global Athletics
IAAF changes its Name to "World Athletics" IAAF changes its Name to "World Athletics" Reviewed by Neha on June 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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