In coordination with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), the IAAF has on Friday cancelled this year’s IAF World Athletics Gala which was due to take place in Monaco on Saturday 28 November.
“Given the cloud that hangs over our association this is clearly not the time for the global athletics family to be gathering in celebration of our sport,” confirmed Sebastian Coe.
“However we will rightly still honour the outstanding achievements of the sport’s athletes. Therefore the Athlete of the Year and other annual honours will still be awarded and will be promoted and announced on the internet and social media.
"The IAAF will seek a suitable occasion in the future for the presentation of these awards to be made to the winners," concluded the release.