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IAAF President Nebiolo pays tribute to Wilson Kipketer: "He is a legendary athlete".

Wilson Kipketer conference.

World Indoor Championships marks New Era for Athletics.
IAAF President Primo Nebiolo’s television link-up between Lausanne and Paris sets the scene for new era in Athletics and launches most exciting World Indoor Championships ever.

The strongest men's club meets in Paris.
Despite the lack of media coverage often experienced by the shot put, there will be no distinction made when it comes to winning gold in Paris. Equality and Fraternity will be standing high at the World Indoor Championships' awards ceremony and all will have the Liberty to do their honest best.

Mary Slaney: a vintage performance.
24 years after her debut international competition, Mary Slaney is back in the headlines. She ran the world's fastest time of seven years this weekend (4:03.08) and is favourite to take gold in the 1500m at the World Indoors in Paris and maybe regain the world indoor record she held from 1980-1990.

Emma George: hitting the heights.
Paris will host the first European appearance of 23 year old Australian former circus star Emma George. Current world record holder indoors and outdoors in women's pole vault, Emma George looks a sure bet for gold in the World Indoor Championships.

Satellite video conference.
Satellite video conference between Paris-Bercy and Lausanne presents stars of World Indoor Championships. Dr Primo Nebiolo and stars of the Championships to participate.

Jamie Baulch: a young man in a hurry
The 23 year-old British 4x400m silver medallist is coached by Colin Jackson and Linford Christie and after his 45.39 run in Birmingham could well be a star performer in the World Indoor Championships in Paris.

Who will cash in on record bonus in Paris?
The new IAAF competition awards programme with TDK and Mita will mean big rewards for record breakers in World Indoors. A look at some of the potential winners.

Ato Boldon and Bruny Surin set for sprint clash.
Boldon matches fastest times indoors this season in 60m and 200m and looks set to go for gold in both events in World Indoor Championships.

Record breaking Haile Gebrselassie on top form for Paris Indoors
Gebrselassie shatters 5000m record, all set to go for new 3000m record in World Indoor Championships.

Wilson Kipketer
Wilson Kipketer could well be headed for new Indoors 800m World Record in the forthcoming World Indoor Championships in Paris.

Press win first prize in Paris Indoors
First record for Paris World Indoor Championships broken by the Press: nearly 600 accreditations to date.

A word from IAAF President
Dr Primo Nebiolo

 

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