Israeli Athletic Association (IAA), located at 10 Shitrit Street, Tel Aviv, Israel, is the governing body of athletics in Israel. [1 ] [2 ] Doron Kofman is its President, and Jack Cohen is its General Secretary. [3 ] [4 ]
History [ edit ]
It was founded in 1931, as the Federation for Amateur Sports in Palestine.
The [1 ] State of Israel was formed in 1948, and Israel first participated in the Olympics in 1952. [1 ]
Because of pressure from Arab nations, Israel was forced out of participation in its rightful group – Asia – by the
Asian Amateur Athletic Association in 1974. That limited the ability of Israeli track athletes little to compete internationally. [5 ] In September 1989, [5 ] Primo Nebiolo announced that the International Amateur Athletics Federation ( IAAF) congress voted unanimously to make Israel a "temporary" member of the European Athletic Association. [5 ] [6 ] [6 ]
track and field global medal was won by Aleksandr Averbukh, who won a silver medal in the pole vault at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. The IAA named Ethiopian-born distance runner [1 ] Zohar Zimro its 2011 Athlete of the Year. [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d Peter Matthews (March 22, 2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
^ . Running Times. December 2006 Half Marathon 6-Month Guide . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
^ Ellen Metter (1995). . Writer's Digest Books The writer's ultimate research guide . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
^ "Member Federations". Iaaf.org . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
^ a b c Phil Hersh (September 17, 1989). "Israel's exile from competition ends". Chicago Tribune . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
^ a b "Glasgow Faces Israeli Problem". The Glasgow Herald. September 8, 1989 . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
^ Blair Thornburgh (August 3, 2012). "Ethiopian-Born Marathoner Runs for Israel". Forward . Retrieved March 4, 2013.
External lists [ edit ]
Summer Olympic Sports
Swimming Synchronized Swimming
Winter Olympic Sports
Ice Hockey Luge
Other IOC Recognised Sports
Cricket Dance sport
Mountaineering and Climbing
Tug of war
Underwater sports Water Ski
Paralympics and Disabled Sports