Sebastian Coe will be re-elected unopposed as President of the International Association of Sports Federations (IAAF), it was formally validated today.

insidethegames had exposed exclusively last month that the 62-year-old Briton would be the only candidate at the election due to be kept in Doha on the eve of the IAAF World Championships in September.If double Olympic gold medallist Coe is to be chosen for a 2nd term without anybody standing against him, all the other positions look set to be fiercely contested at the IAAF Congress in the Qatari capital on September 25, 2 days before the World Championships are due to open. A group of 11 candidates will be chasing the four readily available areas

as vice-president, one of whom should be female.There are 3 women standing, including Colombia’s 1992 Olympic 400 metres bronze medallist Ximena Restrepo.The 50-year-old was the very first Colombian to win an Olympic medal in sports during a career which likewise included silver medals in the 200m and 400m at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana and South American titles in the 400m and 400m obstacles at Valencia in 1994. Other female prospects consist of Canada’s 72-year-old Abby Hoffman, the 1963 and 1971 Pan American Games 800m gold medallist and 1966 Commonwealth

Games 880 backyards champion.Hoffman, who carried Canada’s flag at the Opening Event of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, has actually been a member of the IAAF Council considering that 1995 and been coordinatior

of the world governing body’s Anti-Doping Job Force since 2004. The 3rd female standing is the Netherlands ’65-year-old Sylvia Barlag, who completed 10th in the pentathlon at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Like Hoffman, Barlag is already a member of the IAAF Council. < img src= "https://www.insidethegames.biz/media/image/151212/o/Ximena+Restrepo+Colombia.jpg "class="fr-fic fr-dib"title="Ximena Restrepo, the very first Colombian to win anXimena Restrepo, the first Colombian to win an Olympic medal in athletics when she claimed a bronze in the 400m at Barcelona 1992, is among three female candidates for IAAF vice-president ©FECODATLE

Olympic medal in athletics when she declared a bronze in the 400m at Barcelona 1992, is amongst three female prospects for IAAF vice-president © FECODATLE” alt=”Ximena Restrepo, the very first Colombian to win an Olympic medal in athletics when she claimed a bronze