IAAF accepts Kosovo’s Athletic Federation

IAAF accepts Kosovo’s Athletic Federation

Pristina, April 16, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo has become the newest temporary member of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), confirms the world institution of athletics.

The decision to offer Kosovo this status has been taken in the IAAF meeting, which was held in Beijing.

The decision allows Kosovo to sends its own athletes in the Olympic Games, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

IAAF said that Kosovo’s application has been granted in compliance to article 4.3 of the federation’s constitution.

After examining the request, it was decided for Kosovo to be granted the status of a temporary member “with full rights and obligations”. Kosovo is the 214th member of this federation. /ibna/