Athletics 2016

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Author

Peter Matthews

Format

paperback

Published

May 15 2016

ISBN

9781907524516

About The Author

Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews has edited the International Athletics Annual from 1984. He has covered most major athletics events over the last 40 years, currently as a television commentator for Sky Sports and the IAAF, having previously contributed to coverage by BBC Radio 1975-85 and ITV 1985-96. He has also announced at major athletics meetings from 1968, including 1970 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, 1994 World Cup, 2003 World Indoor Championships and 2006 European Championships, and worked at seven Olympic Games as commentator or media manager and all outdoor World Championships. A long-time member of the ATFS and Chairman of the NUTS, he has compiled general sports books and is co- publisher with Mel Watman of Athletics International.

The cover photo of this year’s annual is of Jessica Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion, who returned to the top of the podium at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. The 29-year-old from Sheffield decided to compete at the championships only a month beforehand. She had given birth to son, Reggie, in the summer of 2014 and had returned to training only in the autumn. She was excited about competing in Berlin, despite reservations about her fitness, because she had missed the 2008 Olympics at the iconic Birdsnest Stadium through injury.
As usual the annual is packed full of essential information for the track and field enthusiast, with results from all major championships as well as reports of the World Championships and a look forward to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

PETER MATTHEWS is a television commentator for the IAAF, and has covered all major athletics events since 1985 with ITV or the IAAF. For ten years before that he was a broadcaster on athletics for BBC Radio. A long-time ATFS member, he was formerly Editor of the Guinness Book of Records and International Editor of Athletics Today magazine. He is co-publisher of Athletics International.