Trump potentially ready to meet with Putin at APEC summitWorld October 23, 20:44
Mancini unlikely to drop Russia’s Zenit for West Ham — Italian ex-striker VialliSport October 23, 20:05
Volkswagen and Daimler inspected in European Commission’s antimonopoly probesBusiness & Economy October 23, 19:40
Baltic Fleet corvettes on long-distance voyage pass through English ChannelMilitary & Defense October 23, 18:56
South Korean chain to open 33 movie theaters in MoscowBusiness & Economy October 23, 18:41
Russian MP blasts Riga’s educational language reform ploy as ‘linguistic genocide’World October 23, 18:28
Collector robbed of masterpieces by top Russian artists worth over half a million dollarsSociety & Culture October 23, 18:04
Russian expert calls Trump's decicion to quit UNESCO irresponsibleWorld October 23, 18:03
Russian anti-doping agency’s chief says all WADA’s reinstatement criteria metSport October 23, 17:50
BEIJING, August 19. /TASS/. British politician and former athlete Sebastian Coe has been elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
The double Olympic 1500m gold medallist and former London 2012 chairman, Coe, was running against Sergey Bubka, the former Olympic pole vault champion from Ukraine, in the election in Beijing.
Coe won 115 votes from the voting member federations that make up the athletics’ governing body, with Bubka receiving 92.
The 58-year-old Coe succeeds Senegalese Lamine Diack, 82, who has led the IAAF for 16 years.
Ukraine’s former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka has been elected as one of four vice-presidents of the IAAF.
Bubka, 51, the president of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is joined by Cameroon's Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, Qatar's Dahlan Al Hamad and Cuba's Alberto Juantorena.
The other candidates to the post in the IAAF leadership were Bernard Amsalem (France), Isaiah Kiplagat (Kenya) and Abby Hoffman (Canada).