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A wide range of proposals aimed at changing the way track and field’s world governing body, IAAF, operates was overwhelmingly passed at a special congress with 95 per cent of the member federations voting in favour of a constitutional reform.

The move presented by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, in a time for change document crafted to move the scandal-hit organisation away from its badly tainted reputation and recover trust and credibility.

Coe’s plan included operational changes such as greater gender balance and influence to athletes an independent anti-doping management system increased commercial value and a wider distribution of power.

One hundred and eighty-two members voted in favour of the proposals.

Sebastian Coe, IAAF President says, “We now have structures, we now have frameworks and foundations that will create a safety net and that safety net has also been responsive to cultural shifts and cultural changes, but it is a good day and there is now a whole heap of new work to do to make sure that we drive on to a far better future.”

The constitutional changes will be delivered in two stages, January 1st 2017 and January 1st 2019.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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