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Athletes will register through the rankings to qualify for top tournaments

The International athletics federation IAAF run from 2018 wereldrankings in. Who will be the minima are replaced which athletes must meet in order to qualify for major tournaments as the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and the Olympic Games.

With the creation of wereldrankings follows the IAAF the example of tennis, where since 1973 with ATP and WTA rankings are being worked on. “The IAAF rankings are decisive for the system of qualifications for competitions, including the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and the Games,” says IAAF president Sebastian Coe on Friday.

In the course of the season, athletes points can be scored. The more important the competition, the more points there to pick up fall. The “details” about how the rankings are precisely determined will be, is hoping Coe in the first quarter of 2018. The new system would count as qualification for the world cup 2019 in Doha and the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo.

In athletics there exists today the Diamond Leaguecircuit. This competition includes in 2018 fourteen events, with the openingsmanche on 3 may in Doha and the finals on 30 and 31 August in Lausanne and Brussels.

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