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Coe elected board chair of Diamond League

 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe was voted in after a general assembly of the Diamond League, composed of representatives of the IAAF and the 14 meeting organisations. PHOTO/AFP

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe was voted in after a general assembly of the Diamond League, composed of representatives of the IAAF and the 14 meeting organisations. PHOTO/AFP

PARIS, December 2- IAAF president Sebastian Coe was on unanimously elected as chairman of the board of the Diamond League, track and field’s top tier invitational circuit.

Coe was voted in after a general assembly of the Diamond League, composed of representatives of the IAAF and the 14 meeting organisations whose competitions make up the calendar of the IAAF Diamond League.

The Diamond League board is comprised of six persons, three members representing the meetings and three the IAAF.

Alongside Coe, Anna Riccardi was elected in as the second IAAF representative, with a third member to be proposed ahead of the Diamond League general assembly’s next meeting and full board elections in March 2016.

“The IAAF Diamond League annually provides athletics with a prominent global shop window,” said Coe.

“The 14-meeting series which runs from May to September offers fans the best international athletics competition outside the IAAF World Championships and the Olympic Games.

“I am really looking forward to reviewing this top product with the meeting organisers who are our close partners in this series. Together we intend to take this popular invitational tour to the next level of sporting excellence and entertainment.”

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