August 13, 2009
The World Championships will start in a few days, August 15th is the 1st day, we had our annual team picture today. We had a great team meeting, that included some of the funniest athlete introductions I have ever heard. We all had the responsibility of introducing a team mate and tell something about them that others may not know. And most people just made stuff up despite what they were told and it was hilarious. I was introduced by Sanya Richards I won’t say how she introduced me, just know that I turned red and the whole room was in laughter, probably still laughing. Kristin Heaston is mad she didn’t get it on video, it would have been on youtube for sure. We definitely have a diverse and talented team from a variety of backgrounds. Here a a few pictures from todays events.Remember the meet will be televised, so tune in. For tv and internet schedule, http://www.usatf.org/events/2009/IAAFWorldOutdoorChampionships/mediacoverage.aspOfficial meet website, http://berlin.iaaf.org/index.html
July 23, 2009
Monte-Carlo – With just over three weeks to go until the start of the biggest global sports event of 2009, the IAAF is delighted to announce the launch of its new website for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin, Germany (15-23 Aug).There is plenty on offer to attract, inform, entertain, and illuminate the enjoyment of all the fans of our sport for what is the world’s third largest sports event after the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.The site is already full of news and information, and when the championships begin the Broadcasting section in particular will burst into action with:VIDEO: 3-mins highlights of each SESSION; FeaturesRADIO: ‘LIVE’ commentary, comment and interviews throughout the championshipsPODCASTS: Audio interviews with the major starsIAAF Fantasy Athletics – great prizes to be wonIts game time too! With the IAAF Fantasy Athletics game which covers the one day meeting season already well underway, in the next few days a Berlin World Championships specific game will open for registration enabling fans to select a team of champion athletes from those competing in Berlin.As usual participants will score points depending on their team’s performances and be able to compare their rankings with others from all over the world. Registration is free, and there are great prizes to be won including a trip for two to an IAAF event.Regular news, information and resultsAnd of course we haven’t forgotten the core content of all previous World Championships sites:Results and Statistics,News and Features,Event Reports and Flash Interviews,“LIVE” Competition Blogs,Photo GalleryNews summary in French, German and Spanish languagesThese additional news sections as well as offering a summary of the major stories originally published in English focus on news that has a particular appeal to their specific language audience, and as such the content of each page is different.These language news summaries can be accessed from the titles situated on the top of the home page next to the SEARCH function.We very much hope you enjoy our coverage of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin, Germany (15-23 Aug). Here is the link for all the information you need about World Championships.