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IAAF Race Walking Challenge 2013
IAAF Race Walking Challenge 2013
31.08.2013
Lashmanova and Tallent gain the overall series' victories.

Moscow 2013: stats and figures (part 3)
Moscow 2013: stats and figures (part 3)
30.08.2013
14th IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 tops the all-rime rankings. McCorory and Borlee clock the fastest relay splits.

IAAF Boasts TV Audience Growth at Worlds
IAAF Boasts TV Audience Growth at Worlds
29.08.2013
IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 have attracted a record global TV audience for the event, International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack said on the last day of the event.

Vote for SPIKES Moscow 2013 Oscars
Vote for SPIKES Moscow 2013 Oscars
28.08.2013
SPIKES magazine launched a voting to choose the best Moscow 2013 athletes as well as the best celebrations, make-up and hairstyling of the World Championships and much more.

Moscow 2013: quotes
Moscow 2013: quotes
27.08.2013
The most interesting flash quotes of the 14th IAAF World Championships' participants.

Moscow 2013 surprises
Moscow 2013 surprises
26.08.2013
Which performances were most unexpected in a good or a bad way in Moscow?

Moscow 2013: top performances
Moscow 2013: top performances
25.08.2013
Usain Bolt and Jamaica's women's 4x100 m relay team top the performance rating of the 14th IAAF World Championships.

Moscow 2013: how did London and Daegu winners perform?
Moscow 2013: how did London and Daegu winners perform?
24.08.2013
Daegu 2011 World champions' and London 2012 Olympic champions' performances in Moscow

Moscow 2013 stats and figures (part 2)
Moscow 2013 stats and figures (part 2)
23.08.2013
Entertaining stats of the 14th IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013.

Moscow 2013 stats and figures (Part 1)
Moscow 2013 stats and figures (Part 1)
22.08.2013
Entertaining stats from the 14th IAAF World Championships

Balakhnichev:
Balakhnichev: "Russian team in Moscow was terrific"
21.08.2013
The ARAF President Valentin Balakhnichev talks to Xinhua agency about the future of Russian athletics.

Team Russia press-conference
Team Russia press-conference
20.08.2013
The Russian national team hosted a press-conference to recap its performance at the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013.

President Diack opens the 2nd IAAF World Coaches’ Conference
President Diack opens the 2nd IAAF World Coaches’ Conference
20.08.2013
IAAF President Lamine Diack officially opened the 2nd IAAF World Coaches’ Conference which was held yesterday in the Cosmos Hotel, Moscow (Monday 19 August).

Moscow 2013 attendance figures
Moscow 2013 attendance figures
19.08.2013
IAAF Press-Release: 396,548 attend Moscow evening sessions

Day 9: Jamaica wins the relays, Russia tops the medal table
Day 9: Jamaica wins the relays, Russia tops the medal table
18.08.2013
Tamgho leaps over 18 m, Sum and Obergfoll take titles away from defending champions, Kiprop wins, Jamaica wins both relays.

Spasiba Moscow! says IAAF President Lamine Diack.
Spasiba Moscow! says IAAF President Lamine Diack.
18.08.2013
The concluding IAAF Press Conference at the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 took place before the start of the last day of athletics in the Luzhniki Stadium and the guests on Sunday included IAAF President Lamine Diack and Minister of Sports of Russia and Chairman of the Moscow 2013 Local Organising Committee Vitaly Mutko.

IAAF Council Meeting, Moscow, 18 Aug – NOTES
IAAF Council Meeting, Moscow, 18 Aug – NOTES
18.08.2013
The IAAF Council presided over by President Diack met for a second occasion in Moscow.

Day 8: Bolt is on top again, Russia wins four medals
Day 8: Bolt is on top again, Russia wins four medals
17.08.2013
Kiprotich and Defar add Moscow 2013 golds to their London 2012 titles, Rollins overtakes Pearson, Vesely and Shkolina win their first World titles, Bolt dominates in the 200 m, Russia wins women's 4x400 m relay.

IAAF Ambassadors Press Conference 17 August: the 2014 IAAF World Relays
IAAF Ambassadors Press Conference 17 August: the 2014 IAAF World Relays
17.08.2013
The Press Conference featured IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel, who introduced a new competition for the 2014 season: the IAAF World Relays.

Igor Ter-Ovanesyan honoured with Special Fair Play award
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan honoured with Special Fair Play award
17.08.2013
Since the IAAF World Championships Paris 2003, the IAAF and the International Fair Play Committee have joined forces to present a Special Fair Play award to a Track and Field athlete for his or her outstanding achievement booth on and off the track.

Day 7: Farah and Fraser-Pryce complete golden doubles
Day 7: Farah and Fraser-Pryce complete golden doubles
16.08.2013
Farah and Fraser-Pryce took their second gold medals in Moscow, Lysenko set the Championships record, Menkov broke the Russian record, the USA is back on top in the men's 4x400 m relay, Storl defended his title.

Day 6: Bondarenko attempts the World record
Day 6: Bondarenko attempts the World record
15.08.2013
Bondarenko wins the high jump competitions, Hejnova, Aregawi and Ibarguen stay unbeaten, Gordon wins on the line, Kemboi defends his title.

Day 5:  gold for Heffernan
Day 5: gold for Heffernan
14.08.2013
Robert Heffernan won the 50 km race walk ahead of Ryzhov and Tallent.

Day 4: Isinbayeva and Lashmanova win for Russia
Day 4: Isinbayeva and Lashmanova win for Russia
13.08.2013
Isinbayeva wins the home World Championships, Lashmanova continues to collect medals, Merritt dominates, Harting stays on top, Aman, Chemos and Malnychenko win their first World golds.

Day 3 recap.
Day 3 recap.
12.08.2013
Fraser-Pryce and Oliver dominate, Adams makes the history, Ohuruogu wins on the line and other results from the World championships' finals held on 12 August.

Day 2: first Russia's medal, Bolt regains the 100 m titlle
Day 2: first Russia's medal, Bolt regains the 100 m titlle
11.08.2013
Usain Bolt won the gold in the rain, Aleksandr Ivanov kept up with Russain race walkibf victorious ways, Ashton Eaton and Sandra Perkovic completed their medal collections, Tirunesh Dibaba was flawless, Brittney Reese was crowned the champion once again.

Day 1: Kiplagat defends the title, Farah - claims one
Day 1: Kiplagat defends the title, Farah - claims one
10.08.2013
The first final of Moscow 2013 - women's marathon - was won by Edna Kiplagat, Mo Farah added the only missing title to his impressive collection.

IAAF Congress Press-Conference
IAAF Congress Press-Conference
09.08.2013
The IAAF Congress Press-Conference was held on 8 August in "Crowne Plaza". The IAAF and the LOC representatives touched upon the organisational and anti-doping issues.

IAAF Fantasy Game
IAAF Fantasy Game
08.08.2013
With just 2 days until the first final of Moscow 2013 it's time to pick your dream team for the traditional IAAF Fantasy Game!

World Coaches Conference
World Coaches Conference
07.08.2013
IAAF Press-release: The 2nd IAAF World Coaches’ Conference will be held in Moscow on Monday 19 August, giving the opportunity for coaches from over 200 national teams assembled for the IAAF World Championships to attend.

IAAF Council Meeting
IAAF Council Meeting
06.08.2013
The IAAF Council chaired by President Lamine Diack met in the Radisson Royal hotel on Monday, 5 August.

Open training session
Open training session
05.08.2013
On Monday, 5 August, media representatives got a chance to visit the training camp of the Russian team in Novogorsk.

Jamaican party
Jamaican party
04.08.2013
Usain Bolt arrived in Moscow. He spent his first evening in the Russian capital entertaining the crowd in Gorky Park.

Small is beautiful
Small is beautiful
03.08.2013
IAAF competitions co-ordinator Celine Bianchi and IAAF travel manager Nathalie Jurinic explain how many Member Federations that will not feature among the medals will still be able to be proudly represented at the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships.

National Teams
National Teams
02.08.2013
Great Britain, Germany, Belarus, Moldova, Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Canada, Cyprus and Bulgaria announced their teams for Moscow 2013.

IAAF Press-Release: MONDO, behind the scenes
IAAF Press-Release: MONDO, behind the scenes
01.08.2013
Branded ‘a magic carpet’ by Michael Johnson en route to his stunning 200m World record at the 1996 Olympic Games, perhaps the US sprinter best conveyed an athlete's thoughts on what it feels like to run on a Mondo track.

Press-conference: 10 days to go
Press-conference: 10 days to go
31.07.2013
Sebastian Coe took part in Moscow 2013 LOC's press-conference in Luzhniki with just 10 days to go until the 14th IAAF World Championships.

Team Russia
Team Russia
30.07.2013
All-Russia Athletics Federation announced the team composition for the 14th IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013.

Team USA
Team USA
29.07.2013
Nine reigning World champions headline the Team USA for Moscow 2013

Masterkova:
Masterkova: "We must support our team"
28.07.2013
The Head of the Moscow Athletics Federation and twice Olympic champion Svetlana Masterkova gives us an insight on how the athletes tunup for the home World Championships.

World leads in London
World leads in London
27.07.2013
Bondarenko and Lavillenie attempt to set World records, Hejnova and Adams contiue to dominate, Bolt doesn't disappoint.

IAAF launches first World Athletics Forum in Moscow
IAAF launches first World Athletics Forum in Moscow
26.07.2013
Press-Release: The International Association of Athletics Federations is delighted to announce that the 1st IAAF World Athletics Forum will be held on the first day of the 49th IAAF Congress in Moscow, Russia.

Team South Africa
Team South Africa
25.07.2013
Athletics South Africa announced a provisional 30-member squad for Moscow 2013

Moscow 2013 Anti-Doping Programme
Moscow 2013 Anti-Doping Programme
24.07.2013
A comprehensive blood testing programme will be organised at the IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, as part of a sophisticated anti-doping programme for the 14th edition of the championships which take place from 10th to 18th August 2013.

Team Trinidad and Tobago
Team Trinidad and Tobago
23.07.2013
Walcott and Baptiste will lead the TnT team for Moscow 2013.

Moscow 2013 sold out for the last weekend
Moscow 2013 sold out for the last weekend
22.07.2013
The IAAF is delighted to announce that ticket sales for the upcoming IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, 10 to 18 August 2013, are accelerating fast with a sold out final weekend and an average of 80.59% sold for the nine days of competition at the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium.

Media seminar in Moscow
Media seminar in Moscow
21.07.2013
Representatives of the leading Russian sports media and up and coming journalists assembled in Luzhniki for the IAAF and ARAF media seminar.

Team Brazil
Team Brazil
20.07.2013
Brazil announces team of 32 for Moscow 2013

Monaco DL recap
Monaco DL recap
19.07.2013
Two area records and a number of Diamond League records, meeting records and World leading marks set at the Herculis meeting in Monaco.

SPIKES #3: your Moscow 2013 guide
SPIKES #3: your Moscow 2013 guide
18.07.2013
The latest issue of Russian edition of SPIKES magazine features stories about the Moscow 2013 favourites and a brief spectators' guide for the event.

Press-conference: 25 days until Moscow 2013
Press-conference: 25 days until Moscow 2013
17.07.2013
The IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 press-conference was held on 16 July in the Big Sports Arena Press-Centre.

The UK team for Moscow 2013
The UK team for Moscow 2013
16.07.2013
60 athletes are set to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the IAAF World Championships this summer.

15 000 participants for the Adidas Energy Run
15 000 participants for the Adidas Energy Run
15.07.2013
On 13 July a mass participation race was held in Luzhniki to open the doors of Moscow 2013 to recreational runners.

Kenyan trials
Kenyan trials
14.07.2013
Conseslus Kipruto, Milcah Chemos, Silas Kiplagat, Eunice Sum win national trials and book tickets to Moscow. Julius Yego breaks his own national record in the javelin throw.

Bondarenko no longer the ungerdog
Bondarenko no longer the ungerdog
13.07.2013
John Mulkeen from IAAF.org tells the story of the World leader in the high jump and one of Moscow 2013 favourites Bohdan Bondarenko.

World champion Chernova sets the WL
World champion Chernova sets the WL
12.07.2013
Russia's Tatyana Chernova won the heptathlon competition at the World Universiade Kazan 2013 and set the new world lead.

Zaripova opens season in style
Zaripova opens season in style
11.07.2013
With one month to go until Moscow 2013 the reiging World champion and Olympic champion Yuliya Zaripova wins her first race of the season.

Moscow 2013 to  broadcast in over 200 territories.
Moscow 2013 to broadcast in over 200 territories.
10.07.2013
The IAAF announces the record TV-coverage for the upcoming World Championships.

German Championships recap
German Championships recap
09.07.2013
Otto celebrates his first national title, Storl and Harting prove their shape, Camara wins the long jump battle.

Power for the event
Power for the event
08.07.2013
Additional transformers have been installed in Luzhniki to ensure that the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 get enough electricity.

Bubka:
Bubka: "World records can fall in Moscow"
07.07.2013
The IAAF Vice-President and the candidate for the IOC presidency Sergey Bubka shares his expectations for Moscow 2013 and thoughts on Lavillenie's potential.

Paris DL recap
Paris DL recap
06.07.2013
Bolt, James, Dibaba and Kemboi set World leading times, Merritt keeps getting faster, Lavillenie is back at his best after Lausanne fiasco.

Lausanne DL Recap
Lausanne DL Recap
05.07.2013
Bondarenko impresses in the high jump, Gay wins, Kollins sets the national record in the 100m, Perkovic and Aregawi win the Diamond trophy with several meetings to go.

Team Bahamas
Team Bahamas
04.07.2013
Strachan, Miller, Brown and Mathieu will lead the 23-member squad at the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Whiting:
Whiting: "It is gold or nothing"
03.07.2013
The World leader in the shot put Ryan Whiting talks to SPIKES magazine about his Daegu and London experience and his goals for the season.

Mutko:
Mutko: "On 11 August I'll be in Luzhniki!"
02.07.2013
The Minister of Sports of Russia Vitaliy Mutko speaks to "Sport-Exress" newspaper about his Moscow 2013 favourites and development of athletics in Moscow and calls Usain Bolt a genius.

Birmingham DL recap
Birmingham DL recap
01.07.2013
Diamond League has reached its "equator". Perkovic and Aregawi stay unbeaten, Farah and other Brits don't let down the home crowd, Chemos and Bondarenko register meet records.

Kolobkov:
Kolobkov: "It's worth watching Ukhov and Bolt from the stands!"
30.06.2013
Syndey 2000 Olympic champion in fencing Pavel Kolovkov is currently working in the Ministry of Sports of Russia and supervises the Moscow 2013 organisation process. He is sure that the best way to watch the World Championships is to actually come to the stadium.

Safety and security
Safety and security
29.06.2013
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia hosted an executive meeting regarding the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships preparation process.

Nigerian team announced
Nigerian team announced
28.06.2013
Blessing Okagbare will lead the national team of Nigeria at the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Pearson is back
Pearson is back
27.06.2013
Sally Pearson makes a victoriuos comeback in Ostrava, Valerie Adams and Tirunesh Dibaba set the world leads, Yelena Isinbayeva wins in style.

Russia's past and present in athletics
Russia's past and present in athletics
26.06.2013
With less than 50 days to go until Moscow 2013 the IAAF revisits the history of Russia's success in athletics.

Alekna is back in training
Alekna is back in training
25.06.2013
The renowned Lithuanian discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna has recovered from a back injury and is getting ready for Moscow 2013.

National Trials, part 3
National Trials, part 3
24.06.2013
Gay and Duncan win the USA's 200 m titles, Weir and Fraser-Pryce win in Jamaica, Solomon sets the 800 m WL, Whiting continues to impress, 38-year-old Lagat is still on top.

National Trials, part 2
National Trials, part 2
23.06.2013
Three American records fall in Eugene, Tinsley, Baptiste and Barrett set the World leads, Eaton and Theisen secure their tickets to Moscow

Bolt, Gay and Rupp are set for Moscow
Bolt, Gay and Rupp are set for Moscow
22.06.2013
First USA, Jamaica and Canada Moscow 2013 team spots have been allocated during the first days of their respective National Championships.

Borzakovskiy's motivation: Moscow, Luzhniki, Rudisha
Borzakovskiy's motivation: Moscow, Luzhniki, Rudisha
21.06.2013
The Olympic champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy talks to Nikolay Dolgopolov about his preparation for Moscow 2013 and ability to still run 1:42

LOC leaders' meeting
LOC leaders' meeting
20.06.2013
The Minister of Sports of Russia Vitaliy Mutko presided the Moscow 2013 LOC meeting held in the Russian capital on 19 June.

Eventful week
Eventful week
19.06.2013
A number of countries, including the USA and Jamaica are holding their Moscow 2013 National Trials this week, while the best European athletes are ready to compete for a team trophy.

Davies:
Davies: "Successful World Championships - the first step towards Olympics"
18.06.2013
The IAAF Deputy General Secretary and the member of the Moscow 2013 IAAF Coordination Commission Nick Davies tells "Sport-Express" newspaper about the World Championships' promotion.

Butov:
Butov: "We'll correct our mistakes"
17.06.2013
The ARAF General Secretary Mikhail Butov commented on the first Moscow 2013 test event - "Moscow Challenge" meeting that took place in Luzhniki on 10-11 June.

Polinskiy:
Polinskiy: "Organising Moscow 2013 is challenging, but exciting"
16.06.2013
Moscow 2013 LOC Executive Director Aleksandr Polinskiy talks to R-Sport agency about the main sports event of the year in Russia that will be held in less than two months.

Moscow 2013 audience can reach 7 billion
Moscow 2013 audience can reach 7 billion
15.06.2013
The IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel estimates possible audience of the IAAF Word Championships in Russia and picks his favourite athletics event and favourite place in Moscow.

Bolt and Defar shine in Oslo
Bolt and Defar shine in Oslo
14.06.2013
Bolt and Defar win their races with the world leading times, Ibarguen, Hejnova and Kipruto win their third Diamond League event of the season, Shkolina and Poistogova overcome some serious rivals at the Bisslett Games.

Bolt:
Bolt: "Moscow 2013 won't be boring"
13.06.2013
Usain Bolt visited the "Strawberry Party" in Oslo which was held in the Russian Embassy this year. In his interview to R-Sport the fastest man on the planet admitted he didn't know much about Moscow.

Mike Powell returns to Moscow
Mike Powell returns to Moscow
12.06.2013
The IAAF Ambassador for Moscow 2013 Mike Powell hosted a kids’ master-class at the “Luzhniki” Big Sports Arena.

Moscow Challenge
Moscow Challenge
11.06.2013
Moscow 2013 venue "Luzhniki" Big Sports Arena hosted the World Championships test event "Moscow Challenge".

Japanese team for Moscow 2013
Japanese team for Moscow 2013
10.06.2013
Following the National Championships that were held last weekend Japan Association of Athletics Federations announced the team for track and field events for the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

NCAA Championships recap
NCAA Championships recap
09.06.2013
Rollins and Carter set the world leading marks, Drouin beats Kynard, Gardner dips under 11 seconds in the 100 m and other NCAA Championships' results

Record-breaking performances in Hengelo
Record-breaking performances in Hengelo
08.06.2013
Malachowski ends Harting's winning streak in a spectacular fashion, Silva gets closer to 5 meters, Bekele pulls out and other FBK-Games' results.

Rome DL highlights and surprises
Rome DL highlights and surprises
07.06.2013
Bolt loses to Galtin, Lavillenie loses to Holzdeppe, Felix - to Ahoure; Chicherova and Shkolina share the first place; Perkovic and Aregawi are still on top.

Birthday wishes
Birthday wishes
07.06.2013
The IAAF President Lamine Diack celebrates his 80th anniversary today, on 7 June.


"Moscow Challenge" press-conference
06.06.2013
Press-conference of the Moscow 2013 test event, IAAF World Challenge and Hammer Throw Challenge meeting "Moscow Challenge" was held today with the leaders of the IAAF World Championships LOC among the speakers.

Mike Powell to host a master-class in Luzhniki
Mike Powell to host a master-class in Luzhniki
05.06.2013
IAAF Ambassador for Moscow 2013, the World record holder in the long jump Mike Powell will host kids' event during the IAAF World Challenge meeting "Moscow Challenge".

Don't forget to buy a ticket!
Don't forget to buy a ticket!
04.06.2013
Not many tickets still available for the most stellar finals of Moscow 2013.

LOC news
LOC news
03.06.2013
Transportation department is recruiting drivers; Accommodation department gets ready to welcome the Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt.

Prefontaine Classic highlights
Prefontaine Classic highlights
02.06.2013
Impressive jumping by Barshim and Menkov, continuing winstreaks of Harting and Adams, first track victories this season for Dibaba and Bekele and unexpected defeats for Farah and James and other Eugene Diamond League results.

England:
England: "I want that again"
01.06.2013
Ahead of her first 1500 m race of the season, Daegu 2011 vice-champion Hannah England tells Matt Majendie from "The Independent" abot her aspirations for the upcoming summer.

Diack:
Diack: "Russia will thrive"
31.05.2013
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack believes Russia’s prowess in the sport will be vital in encouraging more of the country’s youth to take up athletics.

Second issue of SPIKES in Russian is out!
Second issue of SPIKES in Russian is out!
30.05.2013
The second issue of the most absorbing athletics magazine contains pieces on Anna Chicherova, Tatyana Chernova, Yohan Blake and on Moscow 2013.

Moscow 2013 at SportAccord Convention
Moscow 2013 at SportAccord Convention
29.05.2013
The IAAF and Moscow 2013 LOC hosted a press-conference during the international sports convention in Saint-Petersburg.

Feofanova gets ready for Moscow 2013
Feofanova gets ready for Moscow 2013
28.05.2013
Four times World Championships medallist in the pole vault, Russia's Svetlana Feofanova is getting ready for her fifth World Championships appearance.

Kupina and Koneva set the world leads in Sochi
Kupina and Koneva set the world leads in Sochi
27.05.2013
Women's triple jump and 800 m world leading marks were set at the Russian Team Championships. Borzakovskiy and Klishina opened their outdoor season in Sochi (IAAF Report)

Butov:
Butov: "Moscow 2013 has already set a World Championships' record"
26.05.2013
The All-Russia Athletics Federation General Secretary and Moscow 2013 LOC Event Coordinator Mikhail Butov in his interview for "Sport-Express" talks about the advertising campaign, official event transportation, ticket sales and the record number of participants.

New York Diamond League Recap
New York Diamond League Recap
25.05.2013
Victorious return for Vlasic, confident wins for Gay, Monthso, Campbell-Brown, Rudisha, Perkovic, unexpected defeat for Reese and other results from the third Diamond League meeting of the season

Moscow 2013 in figures: volunteers
Moscow 2013 in figures: volunteers
24.05.2013
3.5 thousand volunteers from all over Russia will take part in the 14th IAAF World Championships

USA men's marathon team announced
USA men's marathon team announced
23.05.2013
Three athletes are set to represent the United States at the 14th IAAF World Championsips Moscow 2013

Vlasic returns to competition in New York
Vlasic returns to competition in New York
22.05.2013
After missing more than a year of competing through injuries Blanka Vlasic is set to compete at the Diamond League meeting in the USA on 25 May.

World champions Chicherova and Lysenko win in Beijing
World champions Chicherova and Lysenko win in Beijing
21.05.2013
Chicherova and Oliver register world leads, Felix wins the 200 m season opener, Gatlin and Rogers dip under 10 seconds and local stars Wang and Li impress at the Beijing IAAF World Challenge.

Diniz and Russians dominate in Dudince
Diniz and Russians dominate in Dudince
20.05.2013
Yohann Diniz gained an impressive victory in the 50 km, Russian race walkers took most of the medals overall at the European Race Walking Cup last weekend.

Three athletes named to USA team for Moscow 2013
Three athletes named to USA team for Moscow 2013
19.05.2013
USATF announced women's marathon team for the IAAF World Championships 2013

Isibayeva is back
Isibayeva is back
18.05.2013
The pole vault record holder won her first competition of the season, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kirani James set the world leading marks in Shanghai.

Luzhniki arena gets ready for throws
Luzhniki arena gets ready for throws
17.05.2013
The replacement of an artificial pitch by a natural one has begun at the Big Sports Arena that will host the 1th IAAF World Championships in August

Moscow 2013 may be a turning point for Isinbayeva
Moscow 2013 may be a turning point for Isinbayeva
16.05.2013
The pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva told the media that she will make the decision about her future in sports after the home World Championships

Lavillenie takes a gradual approach
Lavillenie takes a gradual approach
15.05.2013
The Olympic pole vault champion names 2013 IAAF World Championships gold his ultimate goal for the season, but prefers to take the road to Moscow one step at a time.

Moscow opens an outdoor season
Moscow opens an outdoor season
14.05.2013
Luzhniki sports complex greeted the warm weather with a sports festival. Competition season in Moscow and Moscow Oblast started with cross country and road races.

Australian review
Australian review
13.05.2013
Benn Harradine sets the area record and world lead in Townsville, Julian Wruck keeps winning, Sally Pearson re-injures hamstring, but stays positive about Moscow 2013

Greene:
Greene: "I'd like to think I can defend my title"
12.05.2013
Defending champion in the 400 m hurdles David Greene tells Matt Majendie from The Independent about his Olympic disappointment, recent surgery and the desire to fight for the gold at Moscow 2013 World Championships

Brilliant start for Diamond League
Brilliant start for Diamond League
11.05.2013
The fourth IAAF Diamond League season started in Doha with 11 world leading performances and 7 meeting records.

Reese is hungry for national record and Moscow 2013 medal
Reese is hungry for national record and Moscow 2013 medal
10.05.2013
The Olympic and world champion in the long jump aims to beat Jackie Joyner-Kersee's record on her way to Moscow

Bolt opens season with 10.09
Bolt opens season with 10.09
09.05.2013
Usain Bolt's shaky win at Cayman invitational and other results of Wednesday meetings.

Star master-class in Siberia
Star master-class in Siberia
08.05.2013
IAAF Ambassador for Moscow 2013 Colin Jackson and the European champion Sergey Shubenkov hosted a master-class for young athletes in Barnaul.

Surprise for Shubenkov
Surprise for Shubenkov
07.05.2013
The renowned British hurdler and IAAF Ambassador Colin Jackson travelled all the way to Siberia to meet the European Champion in 60 and 110 m hurdles Sergey Shubenkov

Sidorov:
Sidorov: "I feel, I can improve my PB"
06.05.2013
Many times Russian champion and European indoor medallist in the shot put Maksim Sidorov is injury-free and ready to fight for Moscow 2013 medal

World leads in Kingston and Tokyo
World leads in Kingston and Tokyo
05.05.2013
Gay’s impressive comeback, Chicherova’s solid season opener and six more world leading marks at two IAAF World Challenge meetings this weekend.

Eventful Friday
Eventful Friday
04.05.2013
Keshorn Walcott, David Rudisha, Galen Rupp and Andrei Krauchanka registered impressive season openers on 3 May.

Tyson Gay:
Tyson Gay: "It's going to be a good year"
03.05.2013
Osaka 2007 three times gold medallist is healthy, training smart and adjusting his diet with Moscow 2013 in mind

100 days to go:
100 days to go: "Luzhniki" complex will become an athletics town
02.05.2013
Deputy Director of "Luzhniki" Boris Megrelidze leads a guided tour of sports complex for the "Sovetskiy Sport" newspaper reporter

Suarez aims at winning his third World Championships medal
Suarez aims at winning his third World Championships medal
01.05.2013
After overcoming one of his most challenging years to win a second Olympic medal, Cuban decathlete Leonel Suarez is quietly confident of securing a third consecutive IAAF World Championships medal in Moscow.

Willis aims for balanced life and Moscow 2013 success
Willis aims for balanced life and Moscow 2013 success
30.04.2013
Pending parenthood and a desire to simplify his training routine has seen middle-distance runner Nick Willis opt out of European circuit on his way to Moscow 2013.

Chicherova:
Chicherova: "Moscow 2013 motivates me"
29.04.2013
The World and Olympic champion in the high jump Anna Chicherova talks about the double responsibility of the home Worlds, spoiled Muscovites and promises to show Blanka Vlasic around.

Polinskiy:
Polinskiy: "This is the event of my life"
28.04.2013
The Executive Director of the Moscow 2013 LOC talks about the facilities, team hotels, ticketing, weather and the general thrill of hosting a major event

Marathon test event
Marathon test event
27.04.2013
On Saturday, 27 April, Moscow hosted a test event for the 14th IAAF World Championships - the Russian Marathon Championships.

Japanese marathon and walk selection
Japanese marathon and walk selection
26.04.2013
The Japan AAF announced the names of marathon runners and race walkers that had been selected to represent the country at the 14th IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013

Daddy Silnov is getting ready for the season
Daddy Silnov is getting ready for the season
25.04.2013
The 2008 Olympic high jump champion, who has just celebrated a new arrival in the family, stays focused on Moscow 2013

Provisional Kenyan marathon selection
Provisional Kenyan marathon selection
24.04.2013
Athletics Kenya announced the long-list of marathon runners selected for Moscow 2013

British marathon runners selected for Moscow 2013
British marathon runners selected for Moscow 2013
23.04.2013
British Athletics head coach Peter Eriksson announces the selection of Susan Partridge and Sonia Samuels for World Championships team

Moscow gets ready for the test event
Moscow gets ready for the test event
22.04.2013
On 27 April Moscow 2013 LOC and All-Russia Athletics Federation will host the first test on the marathon course – Russian Marathon Championships. European 2010 medallist Dmitry Safronov is one of the race favourites.

World medalists do well in London
World medalists do well in London
21.04.2013
Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win Virgin London Marathon 2013, Mo Farah tests himself on the half of the course.

Blake takes it slow
Blake takes it slow
20.04.2013
Injured Yohan Blake will miss Kingston World Challenge as well as Doha and Shanghai Diamong League meetings

Chernova:
Chernova: "Russian supporters are the best!"
19.04.2013
The defending world champion in heptathlon Tayana Chernova spoke to "Sport-Express" newspaper about Moscow 2013 preparations, her love for cars and cooking

205 countries to send teams to Moscow
205 countries to send teams to Moscow
18.04.2013
IAAF Press Release: Record numbers of athletes and nations are expected to compete at the IAAF World Championships this year, which will be held in Moscow between 10 to 18 August

Moscow 2013 LOC will ensure security
Moscow 2013 LOC will ensure security
17.04.2013
Recent Boston Marathon tragedy raised a question of security for all road races’ organizers. The LOC of the upcoming IAAF World Championships is confident in planned security set-up.

Borzakovsky is not done competing
Borzakovsky is not done competing
16.04.2013
2004 Olympic champion and 2011 world medallist Yuriy Borzakovsky celebrated his 32th birthday at a training camp in Kislovodsk, where he is getting ready for Moscow 2013.

Condolences
Condolences
16.04.2013
All Russia Athletic Federation offers its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured in this incident at the Boston Marathon.

Visa fee waiver
Visa fee waiver
15.04.2013
Participants and accredited guests of Moscow 2013 will benefit from free Russian visas

National Trials
National Trials
14.04.2013
Australia and South Africa held their respective national Championships last week. Even though the most stellar athletes were absent at both competitions, the spectators were pleased to witness quite a few world leading mars and Moscow 2013 qualifiers.

Holly and Jenn: from New York to Moscow
Holly and Jenn: from New York to Moscow
13.04.2013
Moscow 2013 medal contenders in the pole vault Jennifer Suhr (USA) and Holly Bleasdale (UK) took part in the IAAF conference call ahead of the Diamond League 2013 series launch

Merritt is focused on Moscow 2013
Merritt is focused on Moscow 2013
12.04.2013
The world record holder in the 110 m hurdles Aries Merritt from the USA admits that the gold medal of the 14th IAAF World Championships held in Moscow (10-18 August 2013) is his main goal for the upcoming season

Zagorulko’s group is getting ready
Zagorulko’s group is getting ready
11.04.2013
The prominent Russian high jump coach talks about Chicherova, Silnov, Slesarenko and Shustov training progress

All about Luzhniki
All about Luzhniki
10.04.2013
Luzhniki Deputry Director General Boris Megrelidze talks about Moscow 2013 venues, new pitch, fan zones and IAAF visits

Diack:
Diack: "Moscow will deliver a wonderful championships"
09.04.2013
Following a two-day meeting of the IAAF Council held in Moscow last weekend IAAF President Lamine Diack on Monday (8 April) chaired an IAAF Press Conference with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Moscow 2013 in the Radisson Royal Hotel.

On the roads
On the roads
08.04.2013
Lashmanova wins in Rio Maior, Gebremeskel and Burka excel in Carlsbad

Progress report
Progress report
08.04.2013
Moscow 2013 LOC presented its final report during the IAAF Counsil Meeting in Moscow

World Challenge gets underway
World Challenge gets underway
07.04.2013
The first event of the IAAF World Challenge series took place in Melbourne on Saturday. The stars of the meeting Greg Rutherford and Wallace Spearmon lived up to expectations

Tamgho's comeback
Tamgho's comeback
06.04.2013
World indoor record holder in the triple jump Teddy Tamgo (France) is confident after his first competition in 20 months

IAAF Council Meeting in Moscow
IAAF Council Meeting in Moscow
06.04.2013
On 6 and 7 April Moscow hosts a two-day session of IAAF Council meeting

Diack meets the mayor of Moscow
Diack meets the mayor of Moscow
05.04.2013
This Friday the IAAF President Lamine Diack met the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin to discuss the preparations for the 14th IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 that will take place in Luzhniki on 10-18 August

SPIKES in Russian
SPIKES in Russian
04.04.2013
One of the most engaging athletics magazines has re-launched its Russian version as a part of the Moscow 2013 promo campaign.

Adams aims for her fourth world title
Adams aims for her fourth world title
03.04.2013
Desire to remain undefeated for as long as possible is what motivates three times world champion in the shot put to keep working hard.

Weir:
Weir: "I'm confident that I'll do my best"
02.04.2013
Olympic 200m bronze medallist from Jamaica Warren Weir talks about his background, hobbies and the Olympic experience and promises to be the best he can for the World Championships' season

Media accreditation
Media accreditation
01.04.2013
There are only two weeks left to apply for the media credentials to cover the 14th IAAF World Championships 2013 in Moscow.

World leaders
World leaders
01.04.2013
Easter weekend produced a number of world leading performances. Most of them were set at the Texas Relays, along with some impressive wind-assisted marks. Elsewhere: Kleberson ran fast 800 m in Brazil, Powell got injured in Australia.

Bolt wins in Rio
Bolt wins in Rio
31.03.2013
Usain Bolt won the 150 m heat in Rio-de-Janeiro, but missed his own world record

Taylor will go for double
Taylor will go for double
29.03.2013
World and Olympic triple jump champion form the USA Christian Taylor will try to make the team for Moscow 2013 in the long jump

Pyatykh:
Pyatykh: "Moscow 2013 podium is the only option"
28.03.2013
Twice World Championships Medalist Anna Pyatykh talks about her daughters, maximalism and much needed break

Adams to defend her title in Moscow
Adams to defend her title in Moscow
27.03.2013
Athletics New Zealand announced the first four members of the country's World Championships 2013 team

Balakhnichev breaks down Moscow 2013 organisation process
Balakhnichev breaks down Moscow 2013 organisation process
26.03.2013
The ARAF President talks about the progress in the World Championships preparations with 10 weeks to go

Kipketer hosts a kids’ event in Kazan
Kipketer hosts a kids’ event in Kazan
25.03.2013
IAAF Ambassador for Moscow 2013 Wilson Kipketer hosted a master-class for 450 Russian kids during an All-Russia kids’ event

Getting ready
Getting ready
22.03.2013
World record holders Eaton and Suhr predict tough competition in Moscow. Chambers and Friedrich leave injuries behind them and focus on the World Championships

Abakumova: “I want to make Russian fans happy!”
Abakumova: “I want to make Russian fans happy!”
21.03.2013
World champion in javelin throw Mariya Abakumova talks about her precious husband, new coach, post-Olympic depression and Moscow 2013 goals

Felix is hungry for Moscow 2013 gold
Felix is hungry for Moscow 2013 gold
20.03.2013
US sprinter Allyson Felix isn't satisfied after claiming three titles at the London Olympics.

Kipketer will open the doors to Moscow 2013 for kids in Kazan
Kipketer will open the doors to Moscow 2013 for kids in Kazan
19.03.2013
Three times world champion and ex-world record holder in the 800 m Wilson Kipketer, the IAAF Ambassador for Moscow 2013, will host a kids master-class on 23 March in Kazan

Pre Classic to host Ethiopian World Championships trials
Pre Classic to host Ethiopian World Championships trials
18.03.2013
10000 m races at Diamond League event held in Eugene will serve as Ethiopian National Trials for Moscow 2013. And the men's high jump will be the first rehearsal for the World Championships final

Russian Moscow 2013 medal plan is revealed
Russian Moscow 2013 medal plan is revealed
16.03.2013
Russian head coach Valentin Maslakov talks about Russian training camps locations and reveals the medal plan for the home World Championships

Sergey Bubka:
Sergey Bubka: "World Championships is an immense event"
14.03.2013
The pole vault world record holder recently visited Moscow as a part of the IAAF delegation and took time to share his thoughts on the event's organisation and promotion and on... Usain Bolt

Commentator's marathon
Commentator's marathon
13.03.2013
Olga Bogoslovskaya, 1993 World relay champion turned sports journalist and athletics commentator, talks about World Championships weather surprises and athletes on air.

Laureus laureates
Laureus laureates
12.03.2013
Moscow 2013 favourites Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt and Feliz Sanchez win prestigious global sports award for their achievements in 2012

Martina:
Martina: "Bolt is not unbeatable"
11.03.2013
One of the most consistent sprinters Churandy Martina believes that it is possible to overcome the Jamaicans at the World Championships in Moscow

Savinova's diaries
Savinova's diaries
10.03.2013
In her first entry of the IAAF diary the Olympic and world champion Mariya Savinova writes about new apartment, love for cooking, meteorite and, of course about the preparations for Moscow 2013

Moscow 2013 on Facebook and Twitter
Moscow 2013 on Facebook and Twitter
10.03.2013
With 5 months to go until the XIV IAAF World Championships we are pleased to invite you to join Moscow 2013 in social networks

Jodie Williams takes her road to Moscow 2013 one step at a time
Jodie Williams takes her road to Moscow 2013 one step at a time
09.03.2013
The British prodigy is fully recovered after an injury, enjoys being a full-time athlete and is determined to make in to the 2013 World Championships

Semenya is focusing on the 800m
Semenya is focusing on the 800m
08.03.2013
The South African 2009 World Champion denies the rumors about her pregnancy and doesn't contemplate trying other events apart from the 800 m.

On the homestretch
On the homestretch
06.03.2013
Moscow 2013 day tickets sales launch and IAAF leaders’ visit covered at the press-conference held on 6 March at the Luzhniki Big Sports Arena Press Center

Day tickets on sale!
04.03.2013
Day tickets for Moscow 2013 are on sale from 1 March. The event will take place in Luzhniki Olympic Arena on 10-18 August.

The inside track: Ryan Bailey’s journey to the top of athletics
The inside track: Ryan Bailey’s journey to the top of athletics
26.02.2013
The rising US sprint star tells SPIKES the inspiring story of how track and field, and a kindly coach, took him from a life of gangs and petty crime to star in one of global sport’s most prestigious events.

Mikhail Butov:
Mikhail Butov:"The opening ceremony will be breathtaking. And we want it to be a surprise!"
21.02.2013
ARAF General Secretary Mikhail Butov talks about preparations for the Moscow 2013 and reveals first details about the opening ceremony.

Isinbayeva:
Isinbayeva: "Everyone will come to Moscow. And I'll be there too"
20.02.2013
Twice Olympic champion and world record holder expects Moscow 2013 to be a grandiose festival.

World indoor leader Ahoure is focused on summer campaign
World indoor leader Ahoure is focused on summer campaign
19.02.2013
Sprinter from the Ivory Coast Murielle Ahoure wants to set two personal bests at the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships

Ottey plans to run at World Championships at 53
Ottey plans to run at World Championships at 53
17.02.2013
The sprint legend Merlene Ottey has announced plans to compete in this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow, almost 30 years after her first appearance at the event in 1983. Ottey, still Jamaica's most decorated female athlete and the first woman from the English-speaking Caribbean to win an Olympic medal, is nearing her 53rd birthday but says she has already begun preparations for the event.

Lyukman Adams on his way to consistency
Lyukman Adams on his way to consistency
16.02.2013
2012 World Indoor Championships bronze medallist talks about the relapse of an injury, motivation and decent mark for Moscow 2013

Lalonde Gordon targets sub-44 in Moscow 2013
Lalonde Gordon targets sub-44 in Moscow 2013
14.02.2013
Two times Olympic bronze medallist from Trinidad and Tobago intends to run a personal best at the 2013 IAAF World Championships

Mokoena, Caster target Moscow 2013 medals
Mokoena, Caster target Moscow 2013 medals
13.02.2013
Two of South Africa's top track and field athletes are taking very different approaches to the season, according to their manager, but they both share the same ultimate goal.

Six months until the World Championships
Six months until the World Championships
10.02.2013
There is just a half of the year left until Moscow 2013. The city is getting ready to welcome the best athletes from all over the world

It’s all or nothing for Antyukh
It’s all or nothing for Antyukh
09.02.2013
Olympic and European champion in the 400 m hurdles Natalya Antyukh from Russia talks about responsibility, self-pity and preparations for Moscow 2013

Sport confidential: YOHAN BLAKE
Sport confidential: YOHAN BLAKE
07.02.2013
The world champion sprinter clues us in on his love of Michael Jackson, cricket and fried chicken

Media accreditation
Media accreditation
06.02.2013
Moscow 2013 accreditation for media representatives opened on February 1st

Ennis skips indoor season to focus on Worlds
Ennis skips indoor season to focus on Worlds
05.02.2013
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will not compete indoors in 2013 but will focus on the World Championships in Moscow this summer as her goal

Moscow 2013 predictions
Moscow 2013 predictions
04.02.2013
American magazine "Track and Field News" published its picks for 2013 IAAF World Championships

All dreams about Moscow
All dreams about Moscow
29.01.2013
Many fastest athletes of the world informed about their plans of preparing for World Championships in Moscow

Wilson turns pro to reach Moscow success
Wilson turns pro to reach Moscow success
27.01.2013
Ajee WIlson's coach Kevin Thompson calls it a natural progression: World Youth Championships 2011, World Junior Championships 2012, World Championships 2013

Bolt eyes three golds in Moscow
Bolt eyes three golds in Moscow
24.01.2013
Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year's world championships in Moscow in August.

Kiprotich focuses on Moscow 2013 mission
Kiprotich focuses on Moscow 2013 mission
23.01.2013
Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich clinched the 2012 Personality of the Year award in Uganda and declared: “I want to keep winning"

London gold boosts Sanchez ahead of Moscow 2013
London gold boosts Sanchez ahead of Moscow 2013
22.01.2013
Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic says taking his second Olympic Games 400m hurdles gold medal in London last year has boosted his confidence as he tries to ride the momentum to capture a third IAAF World Championships title in Moscow, Russia, this August.

Simpson wants individual medal in Moscow
Simpson wants individual medal in Moscow
19.01.2013
Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson is looking back, even as she looks forward to this year's IAAF World Championships in Athletics, intent on reclaiming the form she showed in 2006.

Campbell-Brown motivated for Moscow 2013
Campbell-Brown motivated for Moscow 2013
18.01.2013
She is just a few months away from being on the other side of 30, but Jamaican sprinting great Veronica Campbell-Brown says she remains extremely motivated and is already locked in to this year's IAAF World Championships in Moscow

On the way to Moscow
On the way to Moscow
17.01.2013
Britton wants to run out of the 15 minutes, Mahlufi wants to take double and Hellebaut hopes to improve Hellebaut to beat her personal best.

Time for experiments
Time for experiments
16.01.2013
2004 Olympic champion and 2012 European champion in the 800 m Yuriy Borzakovskiy talks about self-coaching, “Russian Winter” and Moscow 2013

Daegu - London - Moscow
Daegu - London - Moscow
15.01.2013
Almost all the winners of World Championships in Daegu plan to defend their title in Moscow.

German Public Service Broadcaster agreement concluded for Moscow 2013
German Public Service Broadcaster agreement concluded for Moscow 2013
14.01.2013
The IAAF is delighted to announce the conclusion of a broadcasting deal in Germany for the 2013 IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia.

Jo Pavey confirms World Championships in Moscow as her main target for 2013
Jo Pavey confirms World Championships in Moscow as her main target for 2013
11.01.2013
British long distance athlete Jo Pavey plans to run 5000 and 10 000 m at World Championships in Moscow and then to beat her personal best at marathon.

Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
10.01.2013
Stephanie Tvell pleased with herself, Nelson competes last year, Walcott forgot about the Olympics, and Frater prepared with Bolt.

Chicherova’s philosophy
Chicherova’s philosophy
08.01.2013
Olympic and world champion, the best Russian athlete in 2012 Anna Chicherova admits not being perfect and develops her own way to deal with obstacles

Stake for greatness
Stake for greatness
29.12.2012
Olympic shot put vice-champion Yevgeniya Kolodko makes a declaration of love for hurdles and developes a strategy to overtake Adams

Commemorative coins
Commemorative coins
28.12.2012
In the first half of 2013 the Bank of Russia will issue the commemorative coins to celebrate the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships

Mosaic
Mosaic
27.12.2012
Kitum wants to overtake Bolt, Gordon dreams to establish a personal record in Moscow, Rudolf also reflects on the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
25.12.2012
Baptiste is looking forward to the World Championships, Gatlin is going to beat Bolt, UK Athletics will receive an increased funding.

Kipruto confident ahead of Moscow 2013
Kipruto confident ahead of Moscow 2013
24.12.2012
Former world 3000 m steeplechase champion Brimin Kipruto will be seeking to finish among the medals at the IAAF World championships in Moscow

Ennis: “I want to enjoy this moment as much as possible”
Ennis: “I want to enjoy this moment as much as possible”
20.12.2012
Although currently committed to the heptathlon, Jessica Ennis doesn’t rule out a future focused on hurdles.

«Different» Luke Adams clinches Moscow selection
«Different» Luke Adams clinches Moscow selection
18.12.2012
There was something strikingly different about Luke Adams as he won the Australian 50km race walk title on Sunday morning, and with it selection for the team to contest the IAAF World championships in Moscow next year.

Dreams of Moscow
Dreams of Moscow
17.12.2012
Mo Farah dreams of the son and a medal of the World Championships 2013.

Yego aims for medal in Moscow
Yego aims for medal in Moscow
14.12.2012
Kenya’s javelin sensation and African champion, Julius Yego, has a dream which is to reach a medal bracket at the World Athletics Championship to be staged next year in Moscow.

Kenyan marathon champions to defend titles in Moscow
Kenyan marathon champions to defend titles in Moscow
13.12.2012
Kenya’s world marathon champion Abel Kirui and Edna Kiplagat have confirmed their intentions to defend their titles during the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow News
Moscow News
12.12.2012
Semenya will arrive to Moscow in advance, Pearson and Watt want to take gold medal from the Capital of Russia, Grasu again awoke ambitions Tamgo give away indoor for the World Championship.

International Panorama
International Panorama
11.12.2012
Sally Pearson thinks about the world record, Grabarz wants to beat Ukhov, Krantz changed her coach and Hellebaut, van Alphen and Stephanie Twell think of Moscow.

Rudisha not resting on laurels
Rudisha not resting on laurels
06.12.2012
After winning the 2012 IAAF Performance of the Year Award Olympic gold medallist David Rudisha says he is not yet done with setting new records. And he plans to do that at the World Championships 2013 staged in Moscow

Moscow 2013 mascot unveiled
Moscow 2013 mascot unveiled
05.12.2012
Moscow 2013 LOC introduced to the public the event’s mascot – a sparrow – at today’s press-conference

Thinking of Moscow
Thinking of Moscow
04.12.2012
Felix Sanchez, Aries Merritt and Natalya Lupu are focused on the preparations for Moscow 2013.

Star hurdlers
Star hurdlers
03.12.2012
Olympic champions Natalya Antyukh and Sally Pearson will miss the indoor season to focus on the upcoming World Championships

Isinbayeva: it will be the best event ever!
Isinbayeva: it will be the best event ever!
29.11.2012
Yelena Isinbayeva expects from Moscow 2013 great weather and loud fans' support

Moscow preparations near the finish line
Moscow preparations near the finish line
28.11.2012
The LOC of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013, took the opportunity to give an update on the preparations for the next edition of the sport’s showcase ahead of the weekend of IAAF Centenary celebrations in the Catalan capital on Friday, Nov 23rd

Need for speed
Need for speed
27.11.2012
Usain Bolt confirmed his desire to get back his World 100 m title in Moscow. But, according to the athlete, next season is all about speed, not about medals

Kiplagat to defend her title
Kiplagat to defend her title
26.11.2012
Reigning world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will defend her title at the 14th IAAF World Championships in athletics in Moscow next year

Nine members of Australian team announced
Nine members of Australian team announced
23.11.2012
The Australian Flame team for the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships excitingly begins to take shape, with nine athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson, confirmed as Moscow-bound.

Vlasic and Alekna aim for Moscow
Vlasic and Alekna aim for Moscow
22.11.2012
The famous Lithuanian discus thrower isn't ready to retire and the Croatian star of the high jump is planning a comeback

Fraser-Pryce goes for double
Fraser-Pryce goes for double
22.11.2012
According to Trackalerts.com, the Olympic 100m champion from Jamaica will do the sprint double in Moscow

Anna Chicherova dreams of winning at Luzhniki
Anna Chicherova dreams of winning at Luzhniki
19.11.2012
Anna Chicherova, a Russian high jumper and gold medalist of the Olympic Games and World championships, gets ready to defend her title in Moscow.

London - Moscow
London - Moscow
16.11.2012
Usain Bolt considers that in in the World Championships in Moscow it will be not easier, than on the Olympic Games

CANON NEW WORLDWIDE PARTNER OF IAAF
CANON NEW WORLDWIDE PARTNER OF IAAF
15.11.2012
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF announced a new global partnership with Canon Inc, who will become an Official IAAF Partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series of competitions for the period 2013-2016.

Interesting condition of Shpotakova
Interesting condition of Shpotakova
14.11.2012
Two-time Olympic champion and javelin throw record holder Barbora Shpotakova pregnant and will miss next season.

Jessica Ennis’s ambitions
Jessica Ennis’s ambitions
09.11.2012
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has reiterated her desire to switch to the 100m hurdles in the long-term but not before wrestling back her world title in arch-rival Tatyana Chernova's back yard.

Moscow 2013 ticket sales
Moscow 2013 ticket sales
08.11.2012
Online tickets sales for the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships (10-18 August) are open Currently you can book different ticket packages for seats in the sector B2 at the official competition website www.mos2013.com (section “Ticket Sales”).

Japanese prepare for Moscow
Japanese prepare for Moscow
07.11.2012
Japanese will conduct the selection team to participate at World Championships in Moscow. Koji Murofushi also is planning to come to the capital of Russia

Valentin Balakhnichev re-elected
Valentin Balakhnichev re-elected
06.11.2012
IAAF Treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev was re-elected as president of All-Russia Athletics Federation at the electoral conference.

Savinova: in sync with Moscow
Savinova: in sync with Moscow
02.11.2012
World and Olympic 800 m champion Mariya Savinova talks about restlessness, being hot to trot and hospitality.

Lysenko’s double responsibility
Lysenko’s double responsibility
01.11.2012
Olympic hammer throw champion Tatyana Lysenko sets world title defense in Moscow as the main goal for 2013

Fans’ expectations
Fans’ expectations
31.10.2012
As tickets go on sale for the 2013 World Championships, superfans Jody and Bayo Furlong list five things to watch out for in Moscow (SPIKES Magazine)

Slesarenko is optimistic after the surgery
Slesarenko is optimistic after the surgery
30.10.2012
2004 Olympic high jump champion Yelena Slesarenko talks about surgery, crutches and Moscow World Championships

Peter Eriksson named new head coach of UK Athletics
Peter Eriksson named new head coach of UK Athletics
30.10.2012
Peter Eriksson was revealed as the successor to Charles van Commenee as head coach of UK Athletics.

Galkina to be coached by Yepishin
Galkina to be coached by Yepishin
29.10.2012
Beijing Olympic champion and steeplechase world record holder Gulnara Galkina-Samitova will prepare for the Moscow 2013 World Championships under the guidance of a new coach Sergey Yepishin

To Moscow
To Moscow
28.10.2012
Johan Diniz and Riko Freimuth declared that their main goal the next year – the World Championships in Moscow.

Christine Ohuruogu is preparing for Moscow
Christine Ohuruogu is preparing for Moscow
26.10.2012
Former olympic and world winner at 400 m Christine Ohuruogu did consider hanging up her spikes following the ten-minute walk home from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, where she added 400m silver to her gold at Beijing 2008.

Selection policy
Selection policy
26.10.2012
Athletics Australia has announced its selection policy for the 14th IAAF World Championships next year in Moscow.

Troshchilo leaded the Belarusian athletes
Troshchilo leaded the Belarusian athletes
25.10.2012
Alexander Troshchilo was appointed head coach of the national team of Belarus on 25th of October with the directive of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism.

On the way to Moscow
On the way to Moscow
24.10.2012
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis not giving up the heptathlon, Ehsan Haddadi training with a new coach

Moscow 2013 ticket sales
Moscow 2013 ticket sales
19.10.2012
Online tickets sales for the Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championships (10-18 August) are open

Self-coached Kozmus and Philips go for gold
Self-coached Kozmus and Philips go for gold
18.10.2012
Hammer thrower Kozmus and long jumper Philips resumed training having one goal in mind: Moscow 2013 gold medal.

UK event dates announced
UK event dates announced
18.10.2012
GB & NI World Championships 2013 Trials scheduled for 12-14 July

Lemaitre to double in Moscow
Lemaitre to double in Moscow
12.10.2012
In the end of the season debrief French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre revealed that he will compete in both the 100m and 200m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

Spencer aims to change medal-less trend at the Worlds
Spencer aims to change medal-less trend at the Worlds
12.10.2012
She won her third 400m hurdles IAAF Diamond League title this year. But after missing out on a medal at the London Olympic Games, Spencer has rejected criticism around her returns at major championships

Rest is over for Barras, Semenya and Quinonez
Rest is over for Barras, Semenya and Quinonez
11.10.2012
Quinonez prepares for the season with an extended support team, Barras returns to training after the injury, Semenya plans a revenge upon Savinova in Moscow

More track for Farah and three-peat for Bolt
More track for Farah and three-peat for Bolt
11.10.2012
Farah wants to repeat Olympic double in Moscow and turn to marathon in 2014, Bolt to focus on 100 and 200 m ahead of Moscow and Rio

Apologies accepted
Apologies accepted
11.10.2012
The ARAF President Valentin Balakhnichev comments on recent Bolt speculation

Rap for the champ
Rap for the champ
10.10.2012
European javelin medallist Valery Iordan talks his plans for a new season and the World Championships soundtrack

EUROVISION and VGTRK appointed as Host Broadcaster for Moscow 2013
EUROVISION and VGTRK appointed as Host Broadcaster for Moscow 2013
08.10.2012
The IAAF is delighted to announce that EUROVISION, through its wholly owned subsidiary Eurovision Production Coordination (EPC), together with VGTRK, the Russian state broadcaster, has been appointed as official Host Broadcaster for the next edition of the IAAF World Championships, which takes place in Moscow from 10-18 August 2013

Gatlin and Heidler aim for Moscow
Gatlin and Heidler aim for Moscow
06.10.2012
Justin Gatlin skips indoor season to peak for the World Championships. Betty Heidler plans to set a new world record in 2013

Lavillenie switches coach
06.10.2012
After crowning his career with pole vault Olympic gold, Renaud Lavillenie has decided to switch coaches. Since 2008 he has been coached by Damien Inocencio, but last week announced that in future he would be guided by former vaulter, Phillipe D’Encausse who cleared 5.75 in 1993.

Moscow 2013 ticket sales’ launch
Moscow 2013 ticket sales’ launch
04.10.2012
IAAF World Championships 2013 LOC announces the start of the ticket sales at the special press-conference

Tamgho eyes the world title
Tamgho eyes the world title
02.10.2012
After more than a year of absence Teddy Tamgho returned to training. He knows that it will take time to get back to the highest level, but he has an ambitious goal in mind: to become the world champion in Moscow

Sokolova is happy with the wild-card
Sokolova is happy with the wild-card
20.09.2012
Elena Sokolova, Olympic silver medallist in the long jump and IAAF Diamond League overall winner, shared with Rusathletics.com her plans for the next year.

Ennis and Whyte look ahead
Ennis and Whyte look ahead
20.09.2012
Ennis is set to stay in heptathlon for another Olympic cycle, Whyte is looking to get her first individual medal in Moscow

Harper relaxes on the eve of the 2013 season
Harper relaxes on the eve of the 2013 season
19.09.2012
London silver medallist in 100 m hurdles intends to compete in Moscow

Bolt defers World Championships wild card to Blake
Bolt defers World Championships wild card to Blake
17.09.2012
Usain Bolt will not seek a wild card entry into the 100 metres at next year’s World Championships, hoping instead to secure a spot via the Jamaican trials, the six-time Olympic gold medallist said.

One year until the World Championships
One year until the World Championships
10.08.2012
365 days left until the Moscow IAAF World Championships 2013 opening ceremony

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack
29.07.2011
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin assured IAAF President Lamine Diack that the Russian government and the Moscow Mayor’s Office will do everything in their power to ensure the success of the World Championships in Athletics in 2013.

President Diack visits Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow 2013
President Diack visits Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow 2013
29.07.2011
Moscow, Russia – IAAF President Lamine Diack today (28) visited Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital which will be the main venue for the 2013 IAAF World Championships from 10 to 18 August 2013.

Moscow 2013 LOC first meeting
Moscow 2013 LOC first meeting
24.05.2011
The Local Organizing Committee of the 2013 World Championships in Athletics held its first meeting in the Government House of the Russian Federation.

Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Champs pay first visit to Moscow
Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Champs pay first visit to Moscow
24.05.2011
The IAAF Coordination Commission for the 2013 IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, composed of IAAF Vice-President Robert Hersh and fellow Council Members William Bailey and José Maria Odriozola, General Secretary Pierre Weiss and Competitions Director Paul Hardy, visited Moscow, Russia from 19 to 21 January 2011 for meetings with the Local Organising Committee which is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Aleksandr Zhukov.

IAAF Commission visit
IAAF Commission visit
24.05.2011
The IAAF Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics is continuing its work in Moscow.

Moscow 2013 Commission starts to work
Moscow 2013 Commission starts to work
24.05.2011
The IAAF’s Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics started to work in Moscow today.

Organizing Committee for 14th World Championships in Athletics formed
Organizing Committee for 14th World Championships in Athletics formed
24.05.2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed an order of formation of the Organizing Committee for the 14th World Championships in Athletics to be held in Moscow on August 2013.

Moscow priority in sports
Moscow priority in sports
24.05.2011
Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin said that the preparation for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics is one of the priorities of the Moscow Sports Committee and other city bodies.