Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Athletics | International

Lamine Diack © Gallo Images

IAAF creates Hall of Fame



The president of athletics' world governing body IAAF Lamine Diack said on Thursday that the organisation was creating a Hall of Fame.

"As part of the celebrations to mark to the Centennial Year of the International Association of Athletics Federations, the IAAF is proud to announce the inauguration of the IAAF Hall of Fame in 2012," Diack told a press conference in Istanbul.

The IAAF has established strict criteria which athletes need to fulfil before being considered for membership of the Hall of Fame

Athletes need to have won at least two Olympic or World Championships gold medals and set at least one World record and they must have been retired for at least 10 years at the time of election to the Hall of Fame.

Diack announced 12 of the 24 founding members, amongst them are American superstars Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, as well as Finnish long distance runner Paavo Nurmi.

Others are Al Oerter, who won the discuss gold medal for four consecutive years and Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, who also set world records in the high and long jump.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Gary Sobel (Physio)
Comrades training - Sept 2014
Goals: 1. To run two further 10 km races. 2. To build up the weekly mileage to around 20 km per...

Reuters on Athletics
Hitting the trail with elite runner Zola Budd
My running partner has generously conceded to my pace and it's not because of the warmth of the...