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Coaches to receive medals at World Track and Field Championships

15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 - Day Nine

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 30: The United States and Great Britain teams stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4x400 Metres Relay final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF)

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Coaches will receive medals at the World Track and Field Championships for the first time this summer.

London will host the 16th edition of the event in 100 days.

Coaches’ medals will be based on similar themes to athlete medals but will look different.

“The medals, gifted to successful athletes once they return from their ceremony, will be for them to hand to their coach or significant advisor in recognition of the unique and valued working relationship between athlete and coach,” the IAAF said in a press release.

Coaches do not receive Olympic medals.

The U.S. Olympic Committee established the Order of Ikkos medals starting with the 2008 Beijing Games, allowing medal-winning athletes to acknowledge one coach.

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