Commissions are appointed bodies that provide expertise and advice to Council.
Executive Board Appointments Panel
The Executive Board Appointments Panel assesses candidates for the three appointed positions on the Executive Board and makes recommendations for their appointment.
Sub-committees are bodies appointed by the Executive Board to provide expertise and advice to the Executive Board.
Congress is the highest authority of World Athletics and the sport of athletics worldwide.
Council governs the sport and is responsible for all decisions related to athletics, as well as for the conduct and management of the sport and its disciplines.
The Executive Board is responsible for all decisions related to the business of World Athletics.
The President is the leader and face of World Athletics and the sport worldwide.
The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of World Athletics in accordance with the approved plans and budgets.
The President, the CEO and 13 departments are based at the World Athletics headquarters.
Integrity / Anti Doping
External auditors check that World Athletics is complying with its own rules as well as the applicable international standards.
The Vetting Panel decides whether persons seeking to be, or who are, World Athletics Officials are eligible to take office.
Integrity Unit Board
Integrity Unit Board
The Integrity Unit Board Appointments Panel identifies, recruits, assesses and makes recommendations to Congress of the three independent members to be appointed to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) Board.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) manages all doping and non-doping integrity matters. It is responsibile for education and testing, and for investigation and prosecution of breaches of the Integrity Code of Conduct.
The Disciplinary Tribunal hears and decides on all breaches of the World Athletics Integrity Code of Conduct.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an independent institution, based in Lausanne, involved in resolving legal disputes in the field of sport through arbitration and mediation.