AADC: Gina Bass under 11 seconds in the 100m

Residents of the Dakar International Center (AADC) performed well during meetings in Martinique and Japan. The Gambian Gina Bass signed the best performance of her career by achieving 10”93 in the 100m. A first for the sprinter under 11 seconds. Which constitutes a new national record for The Gambia. The Malagasy Sidonie Fiadanantsoa also stood out with a time of 12”86 in the 100m Hurdles. She can aim for the ticket to Paris 2024. Louis François Mendy placed 2nd with a time of 13”50 in the 110m Hurdles. Like Gina Bass, he has already validated his visa for Paris 2024. Saly Sarr, with 14m08 in the Triple Jump, signs his best performance in this event.

Amadou Gakou's record threatened

The Senegalese Cheikh Tidiane Diouf, not a resident of AADC Dakar, clocked 45''03 in the 400m, thereby threatening the legendary national record of Amadou Gakou (45''01 established since 1968).

World Athletics introduces prize money for Olympics gold medallists

In a landmark decision, World Athletics has today (10 April) announced it will become the first international federation to award prize money at an Olympic Games, financially rewarding athletes for achieving the pinnacle of sporting success, starting at this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris.

African Games: AADC shines in Accra

The residents of AADC Dakar performed well during the African Games currently taking place in Accra (Ghana). Thus, Louis François Mendy from Senegal won Gold in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13”61. Gina Bass from Gambia flew through the women's 100m final, clocking 11''36. Sidonie FIADANANTSOA from Madagascar finished 2nd in the 100m hurdles final in 13”19 behind world record holder Tobi Amusan from Nigeria (12”89). Saly Sarr from Senegal took the bronze medal in the Triple Jump by landing 13m60.

Glasgow kick starts busy year of global action in style

The World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24 concluded on Sunday (3) after three days of thrilling action that kicked off a busy year of top-level competition in the sport.

The event in the Scottish city was the first of five World Athletics Series events taking place in 2024, a year that features the Olympic Games in Paris in August.

Beijing to host 2027 World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Council has selected Beijing, China, to host the 2027 World Athletics Championships.

The decision was made at the 234th World Athletics Council Meeting, held in Glasgow ahead of the World Athletics Indoor Championships (1-3 March).

World Indoor

Twenty reigning world champions and seven gold medallists from the Tokyo Olympics are among the entries for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24 taking place on 1-3 March.

Happy birthday Kipchoge Keino!

Happy birthday to the great legend Kipchoge Keino ,84yrs.

2 times Olympics champion in 1500m (1968) & 3000mSc (1972) .

Headed NOCK- Olympics Kenya since 1999- 2017

Inducted to the World Athletics hall of Fame in 2012.

Honored with the naming of the Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour

Live long.

Info: Kenya sports news

The “Woman of the Year” in Dakar

Ms. Falilatou Tchanile-Salifou, named Woman of the Year at the 2023 World Athletics Awards, recently stayed in Dakar (Senegal). During this private visit, the president of the Togolese athletics federation met Lamine Faty, the general director of the CAA and the residents of AADC Dakar. Tchanile-Salifou had been honored by WA in recognition of her dedication to promoting women's rights and promoting gender equality in sport. As President of the Togolese Athletics Federation, Tchanile-Salifou had demonstrated exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment, with a series of transformation initiatives throughout 2023 that left a lasting impact on the Togolese sporting landscape.

World Athletics Continental Tour returns for 2024

The 2024 World Athletics Continental Tour calendar has been published, with two months to go until the first Gold level meeting of the season in Australia.

More than 190 meetings are included in next year’s tour, which is divided into four levels – Gold, Silver, Bronze and Challenger. The status of each meeting is determined by the quality of competition and prize money on offer.