Professor Arne Ljungqvist and the IAAF-team at Daegu 2011 World Championships, Korea.
The International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF
The International Amateur Athletic Federation was founded in 1912 by 17 national athletic federations who saw the need for a governing authority, for an athletic program, for standardized technical equipment and world records.
This move towards a more professional sport was particularly recognized in 2001, when the IAAF Congress voted unanimously for the organization's name to be changed to the International Association of Athletics Federations.
IAAF Medical Committee and Anti-Doping Commission chairmen:
1999 - date: Juan Manuel Alonso, Spain
1981 - 1999: Arne Ljungqvist, Sweden
1999 - date: Lamine Diack, Senegal
1981 - 1999: Primo Nebiolo, Italy
1976 - 1981: Adriaan Paulen, Netherlands
1946 - 1976: Lord Burghley, Great Britain
1912 - 1946: J Sigfried Edström, Sweden