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IAAF B- Scholarship for athletes.

Posted on: March 24, 2009

For the goals for future, the world athletics governing body IAAF has introduced a scholarship in three categories.  This article is on the B-Project which is an idea of the IAAF president Lamine Diack.

IAAF ‘B’ Standard Project

President Lamine Diack has set the goal for the IAAF that at least one athlete of each Member Federation be capable of achieving the ‘B’ Qualification Standard for the World Championships in Athletics or the Olympic Games.

This is an ambitious objective considering the level of the performances to be achieved and the fact that nearly half of the IAAF Member Federations have not yet achieved this level.

Athletes deemed to have a chance to achieve the ‘B’ Standard in an event will be offered one of 3 programmes:

· Short Term programme – Those who are close to the set ‘B’ Standard objective could participate in short term preparation, usually accompanied by their personal coach (3 months duration).

· Medium Term programme – Designed for athletes who have the potential to achieve the ‘B’ Standard with one year of specific preparation (one year duration).

· Long Term programme – Athletes currently under the age of 23 who obviously need longer time to achieve the ‘B’ Standard will be offered this programme (two, or more, years duration).

In all three programmes, the IAAF will ensure access to adequate facilities, coaching and competition.

You will find in the right hand side column a

Please Note: Individual athletes, coaches or other interested parties should contact their National Federation for further information. Only IAAF Member Federations may make application for an athlete and National Federations will submit an application for those athletes who are deemed eligible.

Should you need any further information related to this project please contact, in the first instance, your National Federation. Then, if needed:

IAAF Member Services Department

17 rue Princesse Florestine

BP 359

MC98007

Monaco Cedex

For a more detailed description of the ‘B’ Standard Project, including Entry Standards and Application Form please click
PDF

Source : iaaf.org

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1 Response to "IAAF B- Scholarship for athletes."

Interesting…most of our athletes are not aware of the chances that they have.These chances should be properly communicated to them.And it is the responsibility of Sri Lankan athletic Authorities.

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