MUNICH, Germany - January 30th, 2015 - The young Swiss Sports Company On wins the prestigious Gold Award at ISPO, the international sporting goods trade fair for its lightweight per- formance running shoe the Cloud. On's patented technology has now been recognized a second time after winning the ISPO gold award in 2013 for its competition shoe the "Cloudracer".
IAAF Vice President Sergey Bubka has announced that he will stand as a candidate for the role of IAAF President. Legendary pole vaulter Bubka has served for the past 15 years in various senior positions at the IAAF, IOC (currently EC member) and Ukrainian National Olympic Committee (currently president). On making the announcement, he said:
“I am seeking the IAAF Presidency to give something back to the world of athletics which has given so many opportunities to me throughout my life. I have been honoured to serve athletics alongside Lamine Diack, with my colleagues and friends. Now that Mr. Diack has decided to step down as President, I wish to build upon the progress achieved by the IAAF under his leadership to ensure that the sport of athletics and its governing body are world-class and an example to others with regard to governance, transparency and ethics. We also need to provide greater grassroots support to inspire the next generation of athletes; we need to better engage with young people and build new audiences; and we need to ensure protection of clean sport.” The elections will be held in August during IAAF Congress. The other candidate who so far announced to go for the president post is legendary middle distance runner and also current IAAF Vice President Sebastian Coe.