Global Calendar Unit
Following previous Council decisions to approve two National Championship windows per year (see M 46/19), in order to better coordinate the global calendar, the Executive Board has approved the establishment of a Global Calendar Unit.
The Unit which is being chaired by the CEO has been established to lead, manage and coordinate all parts of the global athletics calendar from World to National Championships and all between.
The Unit will liaise with Area Associations, Member Federations, meet organisers and all other relevant bodies to ensure long term date harmonisation and a coordinated approach is taken far the sport’s major fixtures.
The Unit aims to have a 3-4 year long-term constantly updated global calendar available on the World Athletics website listing all WA and Area licenced / permitted competitions (T&F & Road) with links to LOC websites, along with disciplines and categories linked to World Rankings.
The following membership of the Unit has been confirmed by the Executive Board:
Cherry Alexander (GBR European Athletícs Competition Chair)
Alfonz Juck (SVK President Euro Meetings)
Jean Pierre Schoebel (MON DL representative}
Anna Riccardi (ITA WA Council & Former Chair of European Calendar Working Group)
Duffy Mahoney (USA T&F Rep to incl NCAA date alignment)
Michael Serralta (PUR Competition Director NACAC}
Yukio Seki (JPN lnternational Relations Director Japanese Federation)
Yvonne Mullins (AUS Oceanía General Secretary)
Helio Gesta de Mela (BRA President CONSUDATLE)
Jackson Tuwei (KEN President Kenyan Federation)
The Director of the Competition and Events Department along with Pierce O’Callaghan, Jane Boulter Davies, Carlo de Angeli & Competition & Directs Director (WA Competition Team)