The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is considering changes to its policy regarding study abroad programs.
In a statement, the federation said it would consider the opinions of the IAAF’s governing body regarding the proposed changes.
It added that, following the IAAF’s consultation with the IBA, it will submit a revised policy in the coming weeks.
“The IAAF is committed to ensuring the quality of athletes and their participation in the sport in order to create a more competitive world,” the statement read.
“Our goal is to create an environment where athletes are more well-rounded and better prepared to compete at a higher level.
We want to work closely with the IOC and the other governing bodies to help ensure the best outcomes for all athletes.”
The IAA is currently working on a revised version of its existing rule which states that an athlete must be sponsored by his country to take part in an international competition.