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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Raynor Selected to World Athletics Working Group

Donna Raynor has taken part in helping to make important decisions regarding World Athletics’ World Plan, working groups and competition rules were among those made at the 233rd World Athletics Council Meeting in Monaco.

In his summary of the year, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe highlighted the success of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23 held in August; a first-rate event that left stakeholders and fans in no doubt that athletics is a sport that is punching its weight and on the move.

The World Athletics Council reached the following decisions during its two-day meeting:

World Plan Implementation Taskforce

The World Athletics Council approved the establishment of a World Plan Implementation Taskforce to build on the milestones already achieved in the World Plan for Athletics 2022-2030 and continue to promote and build on this momentum throughout the duration of the plan.

The World Plan Implementation Taskforce will be chaired by Council Member Willie Banks, who was Chair of the World Plan Implementation Working Group. The membership will build on the previous Working Group, with both Council Members and Member Federations represented.

The terms of reference for the World Plan Implementation Taskforce have been approved by Council and once the membership is also agreed will be published in the World Athletics Library.

Working Group on Gender Diverse Athletes

Following Council approval of the establishment of a Working Group on Gender Diverse Athletes for a period of one year, terms of reference have been set and its membership confirmed.

The Working Group on Gender Diverse Athletes is an expert advisory body appointed by the Council and charged with keeping abreast of developments in law, science, sports and society concerning gender diverse athletes. Its mission is to enable World Athletics to be thorough and considered about the implications of any such developments for its programming, eligibility rules and educational initiatives as the organisation upholds its core commitments to its elite global community.

The members of the Working Group are:

• Doriane Coleman – Independent Chair
• Jimmy Lindberg – Independent Athlete
• Jan Swinhoe – Member Federation Official
• Antoine Bruneau – Member Federation Official
• Aisha Praught-Leer – Athletes’ Commission
• Donna Raynor – Council Member

• Sylvia Barlag – Council Member
• Raul Chapado – Vice President
• Ximena Restrepo – Senior Vice President
• Stephane Bermon – World Athletics Health and Science Director (non-voting)
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