MILFORD’S RICKY SIMMS has been named on a new IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) working group charged with re-structuring one-day athletic meets.
The newly-elected President of the IAAF Seb Coe announced in Serbia that he was putting together a task force made up of key directors, administrators and athletes’ agents to oversee the change.
Simms, who is a member of Finn Valley Athletic Club, is a director at PACE management – an agency for some of the world’s top athletes, most notably Usain Bolt (pictured above with Simms).
“I want to use this occasion to announce the creation of a working group to analyse and reform the one-day meeting circuit,” Coe said this week.”
“This working group will be chaired by Rajne Soderberg, former Meeting Director of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm and a member of the IAAF Competition Commission, supported by my IAAF Council Colleague Anna Riccardi, athlete representatives Ricky Simms and Stina Funke, Brussels Diamond League Meeting Director Wilfried Meert and former Competitions Director of the European Association Luciano Barra.
“I am confident that this group will work energetically and creatively to come up with ideas to revitalise the one-day meetings in a way that adds value to the sport’s stakeholders.
“I am also looking forward to announcing soon the full composition of two more working groups which will study two other urgent priorities which is the harmonisation of the international athletics calendar and the World Athletics Series renovation project that began in 2014.”Tags: