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47th IAAF Congress, 11-13 August 2009, Berlin

BERLIN — The 47th IAAF Congress takes place in Berlin, Germany from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 August.

The Opening Ceremony and Dinner takes place on Tuesday evening (11) beneath the spectacular 30m high roof of the visionary architecture of the Tempodrom, a circular concert and conference venue which is situated just five minutes walking distance from Potsdamer Platz, in well-manicured parkland in the middle of the vibrant heart of Berlin. 

The Congress itself takes place in the Estrel Hotel, Berlin on the following two days: 12 August, 9.00 – 18.00hrs and 13 August, 9.00 – 13.00hrs.

The Congress of the IAAF consists of the Council, Honorary Members and not more than three delegates from each National Member Federation, and meets every two years at the time of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

The Congress has the power to amend the rules and introduce new events or competitions. It can also grant, on the recommendation of Council, the following awards: IAAF Veteran Pin and IAAF Plaque of Merit.

Berlin is NOT an electoral Congress. Elections take place in every even numbered Congress, one vote being given to each Member, and the next elections for the positions of President, the four Vice Presidents, the Honorary Treasurer, Individual Members and Committees will take place at the 48th IAAF Congress in Daegu, Korea in 2011 in the week prior to the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

The Congress is also entitled to elect, in recognition of valued service, Honorary Life Presidents, Life Vice Presidents and Life Personal Members.

Click here for the Agenda of 47th IAAF Congress (as @ 15 July 2009). 


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