IAAF to push for gender equity

Track and field's world governing body, the IAAF is to push for equal gender representation across all areas of its governance, according to president Sebastian Coe. As part of reforms adopted by the IAAF Congress in 2016, the ruling body has written minimum gender targets into its constitution to ensure more women are represented at all levels in the running of the sport.

The IAAF will have equal representation on its council by 2027, with two of the four vice president positions being filled by women. The two members on the council in 2019 will be Athletes' Commission chair Inaki Gomez of Canada and deputy chair Valerie Adams of New Zealand.



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