05 Dec 2016
IAAF president Lord Coe’s planned reforms of athletics’ world governing body have received overwhelming backing from member countries.
Coe’s Time for Change package, designed to tackle corruption and doping scandals, won a 95% majority from the 192 who voted in Monaco.
“Our sport, our family, is under threat,” said the Briton, 60. “Sitting out the fight is not an option.”
Coe wants women equally represented on the IAAF ruling council by 2023.
In addition, council members – including the president – will be limited to no more than three four-year terms.
A new integrity unit will handle doping cases involving international-level athletes, designed to speed up the disciplinary process and make punishments more uniform.
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