New Chairman of Iaaf Athletes’ Commission is Rozle Prezelj [ Current Affairs ]

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New chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission is Rozle Prezelj a Slovenian high-jumper. He will succeed Namibian Frank Fredericks due to the end of his term. Paula Radcliffe Britain’s marathon world record-holder was also nominated as vice-chairwoman of the commission.

About Rozle Prezelj

  • He was born on 26 September 1979.
  • He has represented Slovenia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics in high jump.
  • In 2001 he becomes European Under-23 champion.
  • In 2012 He had set a national record of 2.32 meters.
  • He announced his retirement in 2014.

About International Association of Athletics Federations:

  • “The IAAF is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. ”
  • It was established on 17th July 1912 as the International Amateur Athletics Federation at the organization’s first congress in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Its headquarters is located at Monaco
  • About 214 federations from across the world are members of IAAF.
  • And currently Sebastian Coe (United Kingdom) is serving as president of IAAF.

- Published on: March 1, 2016