2006 IAAF World Race Walking Cup - La Coruna, Spain
2006 IAAF World Junior Championships - Beijing, China
2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup - Cheboksary, Russia

Discussion of new IAAF Anti-doping Rules

Prof Arne Ljungqvist (SWE) and Lauri Tarasti (FIN) introduced a draft of the new IAAF Anti-Doping Rules following the Congress decision to adapt the WADA Code as the basis for the fight against doping.

Many of the proposed changes are structural, organisational or stylistic, but the scope of the IAAF anti-doping legislation will now include, not only athletes but athlete support personnel including coaches, managers, team staff and officials, doctors etc. It is also proposed that the "B" sample analysis must take place no later than 21 days after the athlete has been notified of the "A" result. At present, the rules allow for a maximum period of 48 days between notification of the "A" test result and analysis of the "B" sample.

The final version of the rules is expected to be revised in the next 10 days and introduced on 1 March 2004.

2004 Olympic Games Entry Standards (YAY!!!)

20km Race Walk
Men: A-1:23.00 B-1:24:30
Women: A-1:33:30 B-1:38:00

50km Race Walk
Men: A-4:00:00 B-4:07:00

Lower ages limit: for the Marathon Races and the 50km Race Walk Men, senior athletes only (any athlete aged 20 years and over on 31 December 2004) will be accepted.

2004 World Race Walking Cup Progress Report

Axel Wladimiroff, with the assistance of 1988 Olympic women's Discus Champion Martina Hellman, presented a progress report from Naumburg, venue of the next edition of the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in 2004.

Council learned that the city first dreamed of promoting a world class walking event more than 10 years ago and the enthusiasm has not dimmed. Naumburg can be considered as a cradle of race walking in Germany and aims to put on a superbly organised and exciting competition which will reinforce the status of race walking as an integral part of the athletics programme.

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