4 Weeks to go !

15 May 2021 These 4 next weeks are somehing like the last 120m in a 400m Hurdles race… Despite being tired, you are clear-headed and still in a the frequency and speed .. But each new stride may have a surprise in store for you: when will lactic acid slow you down, how will you get past the last hurdles and cross the finish line? When your race will  finish …will you smile or grimace, show joy or disappointment? By analogy, ATLETICAGENEVE also achieves its own 400m hurdles, head down in order to offer the best opportunities to the athletes, keeping in mind the objectives and principles of the meeting. However, there are significant hurdles to clear in the coming four weeks. Many cards will be shuffled, some athletes will in the meantime improve their performance, create surprises and great

1 month to 12 June !

12 May, 2021 How are things going one month before the meeting? The demand is very high, athletes need and want to take part in the competitions. Many countries still cannot offer them, except for elite athletes, and even for them, conditions are onerous. Like every year, several international meetings are organised at this period and, it is normal, the best athletes do not know if they are admitted or not. Therefore, while waiting for confirmations, we find the same athletes registered on various meetings. We have to cope with waitlist. In some cases athletes or managers are very clear about that, and sometimes not. Depending on the evolution of performance, some doors open and others close. We therefore expect a strong athletes’ movement in both directions, especially based on the decisions of the organisers of the Golden League which

5 weeks to go !

8 May, 2021 The Geneva track looks quite busy these days and everyone, at his level, is training hard and is looking for competitions. A few days ago, we had the privilege of meeting an athlete, straight from the World Relays, and having chosen the Bout-du-Monde track for a training/recovery camp of a few days, before racing as a competitor next 12 June. Concerning the organisation of our event, on average, since the opening of the online registrations, we have received nearly 2 participation requests per hour (i.e. more than 38 per day) that we must consider, analyse, process and to which we must respond. ATLETICAGENEVE on fire Prestigious athletes will be announced soon, but we can assure you that this edition will make us forget the absence of a meeting in 2020 and the early interruption due to a

6 weeks to go !

1st May, 2021 At exactly 6 weeks to the event, we are registering many participation requests. The attraction and the interest for ATLETICAGENEVE is growing, not also because of the meeting reputation and the Olympics year, but also because there’s a enourmous need of top competitions in this specific qualification’s period. This will be a high level edition, but we have to drastically apply qualitative choices. We won’t be able to take everyone. First of all, the first condition is the entry standards, but then, even within these, we will have to make selections because it will be impossible to satisfy everyone. The number of participants, both total and by discipline or by series, cannot exceed the imposed quota. We apologize in advance to the quality athletes or even meeting regulars who may have to be refused. We will have

We are back !

We are back But it’s not as evident as it may looks. Flashback 2019 The storm hit the stadium. A mini tornado with terrible gusts and heavy rain. The athletes who were on the track were stranded and suffered all the violence of this rain which in a few minutes flooded the track. Under the gazebo all the athletes took refuge in the four corners of the stadium, holding the 4 pillars tight to prevent everything from blowing away. It was dark cold and it was only 3:45 p.m.! We spent 45 minutes underwater. All the vaubans with the banners were lying down, the flags of the countries too. In the stadium grands everyone huddled in the center, incredulous of the “apocalyptic spectacle” they were witnessing. Vinco, stopped live broadcasting right after letting people know through social media what was

Geneva, on your road to Olympics

ATLETICAGENEVE on the direct route to Tokyo, it has never been so palpable. Saturday June 12 is a date that catches all eyes, and for good reason: the qualification period for the Olympic Games ends on June 29! ATLETICAGENEVE, therefore represents a step which for many is essential, especially since many international competitions have had to be canceled or postponed, often after the Olympics. We are in great demand both by Swiss and international athletes who are looking for their qualification standard. This also applies to the national relay teams. Ideally located, with a city airport, just 3 minutes away from the NASH Airport hotel, athletes know that we can provide them with exceptional competition conditions. The qualities of the track (so fast and reputed to be called magical) as well as its large 8-lane ring are all assets which

Happy Easter

We wish all the athletes a happy Easter in the hope that the current situation, which is very restrictive for many clubs and therefore athletes, may still allow a good preparation for the summer season. As ATLETICAGENEVE we make every effort to offer the best possible conditions, hoping to welcome as many of you as possible. Our schedule always provides for 22 disciplines and the usual number of series. We have delayed the opening of the online registrations to April 23 in order to better take into account the instructions that will be issued by the Swiss Federal Council. Until then, we hope that Switzerland, and more particularly the canton of Geneva, will be able to allow us to run the meeting with at least part of the public as well. But for now, please receive our best wishes for

Happy Easter : new collection kit

While the ATLETICAGENEVE committee is preparing for an excellent edition of the meeting (June 12), the Easter bunny has already brought his gifts: the new outfit collection with the new branding. We take this opportunity to inform you that we are working very diligently to offer an edition worthy of an Olympic year. After the devastating storm of 2019 and the cancellation of the 2020 edition, the athletes tell us how impatient they are for this edition. We will open registrations a little later than usual (April 26). From here, get ready because despite the restrictions we have to face, we are very optimistic and this edition is already shaping up to be fireworks! In the meawhile, we are happy to present our new collection kit (thank you A vos Marques !): A long-sleeved charcoal shirt A red polo shirt

Volunteers

Our Volunteers ATLETICAGENEVE relies on more than 130 volunteers to ensure a smooth running, the day before and the day of the event. Whether you are an athletics expert or not, you can join us!   Choose between the various choices below or choose one of these roles without preference. Only choose the choices below

Meeting History

The History of our Meeting (under construction) 1983 The Centre Athlétique de Genève (CAG) is organising a national meeting which, in addition to athletes from Geneva and Romandie region, welcomes some French athletes (in particular a large delegation from St.-Etienne) and some French and Italian athletes. 1984 Pablo Cassina (CAG) also participates in this 2nd

ATLETICAGENEVE - International meeting of Geneva

Since its creation in 1987, ATLETICAGENEVE has been serving athletes by offering the best international competition to Swiss athletes.
Co-founder of the EAP (European Athletics Promotion) circuit, ATLETICAGENEVE is a meeting where athletes adhere to the EAP Code of Conduct on the basis of the participation of athletes who do not cheat in any way.