12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics berlin 2009

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berlin 2009™ at Osaka - meeting point of the World's greatest athletes

Author: BOCCurrent events Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Lamine Diack
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Within hours after it was set up the berlin 2009™ promotion booth at the entrance of the Nagai stadium in Osaka/Japan became a favoured meeting point of the World’s greatest athletes and the most important personalities of the family of global athletics. At the stage of the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Olympic and World Champions as well as World Record Holders come together to get latest information on the preparation of the next World Championships.

Among the first visitors, the BOC 2009 delegation could welcome Lamine Diack from Senegal, the President of athletics’ governing body IAAF. At lot of interest was also shown by Ukrainian pole vault icon Sergey Bubka and Great Britain’s middle distance hero Lord Sebastian Coe, both freshly elected IAAF Vice Presidents by the congress in Osaka, the latter also President of the Organising Committee of the London 2012 Olympics.

Mike Powell from the U.S., long jump World Record holder since the 1991 World Championships in Tokio, and Namibia’s athletics idol Frank Fredericks, two IAAF ambassadors, posed in front of the berlin 2009™ booth, too, showing their interest for the next World Championships in the German capital from August 15th to 23rd 2009 already now.

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