Daley Thompson receives IAAF Hall of Fame award

Sports Personality: Daley Thompson wins 1982 award

British decathlon great Daley Thompson will join athletics' Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The 55-year-old, who won Olympic gold at Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 as well as the world title in 1983, is among 12 athletes to be added to the 24 inaugural members announced last year.

Fellow Briton Sebastian Coe, who twice won 1500m Olympic gold, was one of those inducted in 2012.

French 200m and 400m runner Marie-Jose Perec will join Thompson on the list.

The duo and the rest of the 2013 entrants will be formally added to the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Monaco.

The criteria for the Hall of Fame initially required athletes to have won at least two Olympic or World titles, have set a world record and been retired for at least 10 years.

However the rules were relaxed in 2013external-link to allow entry to athletes "whose achievements had an extraordinary impact on the sport".

Norway's Grete Waitz, who died of cancer in 2011 at 57, is honoured for her pioneering performance in the women's marathon after not qualifying under the original specifications.

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