Athletics-IAAF Diamond League 2020 Season: Meetings/Events Decided
According to IAAF PRess Release, The Diamond League General Assembly has today agreed on 14 meetings and 1 final for the 2020 season, which includes all current meetings. Gateshead will replace Birmingham as a venue, as Birmingham’s stadium is being redeveloped for the 2022 Commonwealth Games so it is not available, and there will be a second Diamond League meeting in China. The dates for the Diamond
League meetings in 2020 are:
so it is not available, and there will be a second Diamond League meeting in China.
The dates for the Diamond League meetings in 2020 are:
- Doha – 17 April
- China (venue to be advised) – 10 May
- Shanghai – 16 May
- Stockholm – 24 May
- Rome – 28 May
- Rabat – 31 May
- Eugene – 7 June
- Oslo – 11 June
- Paris – 13 June
- London – 4 July
- Monaco – 10 July
- Gateshead – 16 August
- Lausanne – 20 August
- Brussels – 4 September
- Zurich – 11 September
The General Assembly also reviewed the recently announced partnership with Wanda Sports Group and approved the partnership. A discussion was held on the disciplines to be included in the 90-minute international broadcast window with a review of the fan, athlete and broadcast research. Further work is being undertaken on whether each meeting is able to host 11 or 12 Diamond League disciplines in the set time frame and which events each meeting will host outside the 90-minute broadcast window. A final decision on the disciplines will be made at the beginning of November 2019.
The IAAF will also launch a second international series of one-day meetings in 2020 (entitled the World Athletics Continental Tour), which will provide world-class competition, top flight world ranking points and earning opportunities for many more athletes, with a focus on those disciplines not featuring regularly in the Diamond League, and which will be broadcast around the world.
The world rankings system will be structured so that athletes in every discipline will earn the same level of points at their highest available one-day meeting series, whether that is in the Diamond League.
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