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Ten IAAF Golden League Events in 2006

29.11.2005

Monte-Carlo - There will be ten IAAF Golden League Events contested at each of the six meetings in the 2006 series.
Once again the IAAF Golden League will offer the crme of international one-day track and field action with the series opening in Oslo on 2 June and concluding in Berlin on 3 September 2006. In addition to the ten Golden League events, at least six other promotional disciplines will be contested at each meeting.

Justin Gatlin, Jeremy Wariner, Rashid Ramzi, Dwight Phillips, Andrus Vrnik, Lauryn Williams, Tonique Williams-Darling, Tirunesh Dibaba, Michelle Perry, and Kajsa Bergqvist, were some of the stars of this summers Helsinki World Championships, and they all have their chance to shine in next years IAAF Golden League, as it is their specialist gold medal events which have been awarded Golden League status for 2006.

In a decision also designed to ensure parity, the ten IAAF Golden League events are divided equally, five for men and five for women, as follows

IAAF Golden League Events in 2006:

Men: 100m, 400m, 1500m, Long Jump, Javelin Throw
Women: 100m, 400m, 3000/5000m, 100m Hurdles, High Jump

IAAF Golden League - Dates and venues in 2006:

Friday 2 June, OSLO, NOR
Friday 7 July, PARIS, FRA
Friday 14 July, ROME, ITA
Friday 18 August, ZURICH, SUI
Friday 25 August, BRUSSELS, BEL
Sunday 3 September, BERLIN, GER

Significantly, next year is the one outdoor season in four in which neither the World Championships in Athletics or the Olympic Games are contested, and so the IAAF Golden League will have an even greater significance. We can anticipate another intense summer of Golden League competition particularly from the new global generation whose youthful talent has also spectacularly mesmerized us on the highest world stage in Paris, Athens and Helsinki in the course of the last few seasons.
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