The Diamond League’s 14 meetings and 1 final (in Zurich) for the 2020 season have been confirmed.
Gateshead will replace Birmingham as a venue, as Birmingham’s stadium is being redeveloped for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, while there will be a second Diamond League meeting in China.
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.
Chairman of the Diamond League Board, Sebastian Coe, said:
“The Diamond League is our shop window and we want to attract new fans with a fast, action-packed format that is commercially attractive to broadcasters and partners. I am delighted that the Diamond League meetings have chosen to actively support the creation of the World Athletics Continental Tour as this will enable us to maintain strong international competition opportunities for all our world class athletes as they come through their continental structures.”
The dates for the Diamond League meetings in 2020 are:
Doha – 17th April
China (venue to be decided) – 10th May
Shanghai – 16th May
Stockholm – 24th May
Rome – 28th May
Rabat – 31st May
Eugene – 7th June
Oslo – 11th June
Paris – 13th June
London – 4th July
Monaco – 10th July
Gateshead – 16th August
Lausanne – 20th August
Brussels – 4th September
Zurich – 11th September