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22 Aug 2003
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IOC meets with IAAF

In the build up to the 9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, a meeting was held today in Paris between the IOC Executive Board and the IAAF Council.

Chaired by Presidents Rogge (IOC) and Diack (IAAF), the group met for 1½ hours at the Intercontinental Hotel and discussed a range of issues, including preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008; the recent recognition of the NOCs of Kiribati and Timor-Leste; the re-instatement of the NOC of Afghanistan; and the situation of sport in Iraq. The group also discussed points arising from the Olympic Games Study Commission, which has made recommendations on how to reduce the cost and complexity of future Games.

President Rogge took the opportunity to introduce the IOC's new Sports Director, Kelly Fairweather, to the IAAF. In his new role, Fairweather will be responsible for IOC relations with the 35 international Olympic sports federations.

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Official website of the 9th World Championships in Athletics

Live results of the 9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics

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