Israeli Athletic Association

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Israeli Athletics Association
איגוד האתלטיקה הישראל
SportAthletics
AbbreviationIAA
Founded1931
AffiliationEuropean Athletic Association
Affiliation date1989
PresidentDoron Kofman
Official website
www.iaa.co.il
Israel

The Israeli Athletic Association (IAA; איגוד האתלטיקה הישראל), located at 10 Shitrit Street, Tel Aviv, Israel, is the governing body of athletics in Israel.[1][2][3] Doron Kofman is its President, and Jack Cohen is its General Secretary.[4]

History[edit]

It was founded in 1931, as the Federation for Amateur Sports in Palestine.[1] The State of Israel was formed in 1948, and Israel first participated in the Olympics in 1952.[1] In September 1989, 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]

Israel's first 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.[1] The IAA named Ethiopian-born distance runner Zohar Zimro its 2011 Athlete of the Year.[7]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Israel's kit are currently supplied by Nike.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Peter Matthews (March 22, 2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Half Marathon 6-Month Guide". Running Times. December 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Ellen Metter (1995). The writer's ultimate research guide. Writer's Digest Books. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Member Federations". Iaaf.org. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Phil Hersh (September 17, 1989). "Israel's exile from competition ends". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Glasgow Faces Israeli Problem". The Glasgow Herald. September 8, 1989. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  7. ^ Blair Thornburgh (August 3, 2012). "Ethiopian-Born Marathoner Runs for Israel". Forward. Retrieved March 4, 2013.

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