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2008-11-03 16:39:00 COC Website

ABOUT

Athletics is, in many ways, the embodiment of the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius", meaning faster, higher, stronger.

Athletics (or track and field) is about running faster, jumping higher and throwing further than your competitors. The ancient Games at Olympia began simply with foot races, only occasionally complicated by dressing the runners in infantry armour or making them carry soldiers' shields. Today, athletics remains one of the most popular Olympic sports. From the 100m dash to the 42.195km marathon, from the hammer throw to the high jump, it contains many of the Olympic Games' blue-ribbon events and many of the highest-profile competitors.

Chinese Athletics Association

Founded: 1954

Headquarters: Beijing

IAAF Member since:

Honorary President: LI Tieying

President: DUAN Shijie

Add: A2 Longtan Road, Beijing 100061, China

Tex: (8610) 87183443/87183454

Fax: (8610) 67140801

E-mail:

Commissions:

Training Commission

Scientific Research Commission

Competition Commission

Publicity Commission

Arena & Equipment Commission

Medical Supervisory Commission

Development Commission

Brief introduction:

A national mass sports organization and member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its highest organ of power is the CAA National congress, the executive organ is the CAA Standing Committee, and the secretariat is in charge of the administration work.

Link: International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

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