The principal decisions are listed below.
The Council approved the Entry Standards for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
The key element of the new system is that the IAAF shall establish the ideal number of athletes (and relay teams) to start in each event of the championships and shall ensure that such ideal numbers are met through a qualification system which, essentially, combines entry standards (only one standard) and invitations based on rankings.
As in the past, there are still some special qualification opportunities and it will still be possible for member federations without any qualified athletes to be represented with one unqualified athlete (subject to certain conditions).
Full details of the Entry Standards can be seen here.
For the first time at an Olympic Games since 1988, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature finals during the morning sessions of the athletics programme.
The full detailed competition programme will be released shortly but the IAAF Council approved the decision to have finals in the morning.
There will be 13 finals in the mornings: the five road events (three race walks and two marathons) and also eight events in the stadium. Out of those eight in-stadia events, there will be an even split between genders as well as between track and field events.
The Council approved the Distance Medley Relay replacing the 4x1500m relay at the 2015 IAAF World Relays.
The following Entry Standards were also approved for the 2015 IAAF World Relays.
- Women: 4 x 100m: 44.00
4 x 400m: 3:33.50
- Men: 4 x 100m: 39.00
4 x 400m: 3:04.10
Application for Membership - South Sudan
The IAAF has received and reviewed an application for IAAF Membership from the South Sudan Athletics Federation.
The application was judged to meet the requirements, as set out in Article 4.3 of the Constitution, and provisional IAAF Membership was granted to the South Sudan Athletics Federation, with full rights and obligations.
IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships - new name
Based on the Council’s approval during the July 2014 meeting, the Council confirmed that the new name of the competition formerly known as the IAAF World Race Walking Cup will now be the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships.
Change of IAAF Office
The Council approved the new location in Monaco of the IAAF Office. From early next year the IAAF will be based at: 6 & 8 quai Antoine Ier.
Doping Control Programme in 2014 (at the end of October 2014)
In-Competition testing: total urine tests: 1597, including 668 EPO analyses
Out-of-Competition testing: total urine tests: 1721, including 634 EPO analyses
Pre-Competition testing: total 612 blood tests for ABP purposes
29 tracks that have been certified since 4 July 2014, bringing the current total to 117 tracks holding a Class 1 Certificate and 547 a Class 2 Certificate.