London 2012 chairman Seb Coe and Sergey Bubka, who are both vice-presidents of the IAAF, have been named among the 24 inaugural members of the organisation's Hall of Fame.
Coe won Olympic gold medals over 1500 metres in Moscow in 1980 and Los Angeles in 1984, while also setting numerous world records throughout his career.
Bubka won six consecutive world titles in the pole vault, plus gold at the 1988 Olympics, and set 35 world records. He broke the outdoor record 17 times and the indoor record 18 times, and both records still stand today.
"I am delighted that two more of my Council colleagues will join the inaugural membership of the IAAF Hall of Fame," IAAF president Lamine Diack said.
"With the creation of the Hall of Fame we set out to honour the lifetime achievements of our greatest athletes and heighten public awareness of our sport and its rich history. In Sergey and Seb we have two great champions and record breakers whose contribution to our sport's success cannot be underestimated."