“IAU Executive Council Meeting", Monaco January 2010.
The Executive Council Meeting in Monaco was held over two days and a considerable number of reports were given and decisions made.
Some of these will be announced separately over the next few weeks so watch this space. A few more general ones appear below
The IAU presents an annual report to the IAAF – the latest edition was presented at the meeting of the IAAF Road Running Commission afterg the World Half Marathon Championship in Birmingham UK in October 2009. The IAAF congratulated the IAU on a good year’s work and this report can be found in the download section of the website.
Currently there are 50 IAU Member Federations with the latest, Mongolia recently joining the IAU family. Mongolia will be sending athletes to the inaugural IAU 100K Asian Championships in Jeju, Korea on 27th March, as will Japan, Korea, The Philippines and Taiwan. The latest list of IAU Member Federations can also be found in the download section of the website.
The Executive Council discussed various suggestions to improve the IAU Constitution and will be discussing proposed amendments in May. The next Congress (used for Constitutional Matters) will be held at the IAU 100K World Championships in Gibraltar where any possible amendments will be proposed to Member Federations. If there are any constitutional issues that Member Federations want to raise for the early Executive Council consideration please let me (the General Secretary) know before the end of April. Obviously a more formal announcement about the Congress will be made later on in the year giving MFs formal opportunity to present amendments themselves.
IAU Labelling Progress. In 2008,there were 125 IAU Labelled races. This rose to 229 IAU labelled races in 2009. At the end of January 2010 there are 64 races labelled for 2010. This is the opportunity to remind both athletes and race organisers that only performances achieved in IAU labelled races will be recognised in the IAU rankings, for recording best performances and for travel grant rankings. Jan Vandendriessche has recently revised the IAU Labelling Guidelines and these can be found in the download section.
The IAU major events for 2010 and 2011 have already been announced on the website with the two final events for 2011 being decided at the meeting in Brive in May. The competition for events to be held in 2012 and 2013 is now open and some applications have already been received. The deadlines for both 2012 and 2013 will be end Septemenber 2010 for decision in January 2011. There will be a separate announcement with the details to Member Federations, on the website and by e-news.
IAU General Secretary