Moscow - The
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) council,
which will vote on Friday on whether to re-accept the Russian track and
field federation, administers the affairs of the IAAF.
The IAAF Council consists of 27 elected members, including one
president, four vice-presidents, one treasurer, one representative from
each of the six area groups and 15 individual members.
There is guaranteed minimum of six female members. Each member is elected by the IAAF Congress for a period of four years.
The Council administers the affairs of the IAAF, appoints the general secretary and delegates to IAAF competitions.
It has the power to provisionally elect or suspend a member
federation, and to take urgent decisions. It submits a report and a
budget to Congress every two years.
It seems highly unlikely that all 27 Council members will vote on Friday.
Russian federation representative Mikhail Butov will not have the
right to vote while under-pressure Kenyan member David Okeyo could
choose to avoid the limelight.
IAAF Council members:
President (1): Sebastian Coe (GBR)
Senior vice-president (1): Sergey Bubka (UKR)
Vice-presidents (3): Dahlan Jumaan al-Hamad (QAT), Alberto Juantorena (CUB), Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (CAM)
Treasurer (1): Jose Maria Odriozola (ESP)
Members (21): Ahmad al-Kamali (UAE), Nawaf Bin Mohammed al-Saud
(KSA), Bernard Amsalem (FRA), Sylvia Barlag (NED), Mikhail Butov (RUS),
Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH), Zhaocai Du (CHN), Nawal El Moutawakel
(MAR), Frank Fredericks (NAM), Geoff Gardner (AUS), Roberto Gesta de
Melo (BRA), Svein Arne Hansen (NOR), Stephanie Hightower (USA), Abby
Hoffman (CAN), Karim Ibrahim (MAS), Victor Lopez (PUR), David Okeyo
(KEN), Antti Pihlakoski (FIN), Anna Riccardi (ITA), Adille Sumariwalla
(IND), Hiroshi Yokokawa (JPN)