IAAF to introduce world rankings in 2018


Athletics is to introduce a world rankings system in 2018 as part of a widespread effort to bring some sense and shape to its currently nebulous calendar and continue to move away from the sport’s scandal-hit past.

The introduction of the rankings in partnership with All Athletics, announced on Friday, is part of a sweeping reform package that was voted in by the IAAF last December to change the way the sport’s governing body operates.

The rankings will be a point-based system in which athletes collect points across different levels of meet throughout the season, to determine qualification for premier competitions such as the Olympics and World Championships.

It is also hoped that the introduction of the rankings will bring some focus to the Diamond League, where currently leading athletes often do not Continue reading “IAAF to introduce world rankings in 2018”