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  • '20 DL schedule released [and event distribution]

    14 meets plus 1 final, China gets a second meet.

    More details in story on home page.

    The schedule:

    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

    (which events are in/out not made public yet)
    Last edited by gh; 11-15-2019, 02:15 PM.

  • #2
    Nice to see Eugene again....it's been lonely here....

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    • #3
      Doha should always be in September just to remind everyone never to have the WCs there again....

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      • #4
        What happened to the whole thing about only 12 meets starting this year?

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        • #5
          Stockholm is off.. oh no it’s back on.

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          • #6
            And Brussels was out too, per this DL press release of August 26:

            <<Weltklasse Zurich will host the 2020 and 2021 Diamond League finals under the new one-final format that was jointly announced by the IAAF and Diamond League in March this year.

            The Diamond League was established in 2010 with two finals, traditionally held in Zurich and Brussels, but for the next two years Zurich, long considered one of the pre-eminent one-day meetings in the world, will host the single final.

            The selection of the final venue was also influenced by the scheduled renovation of the King Baudoin Stadium in Brussels over the next two years.>>

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            • #7
              Stockholm officially claimed they were out. I have not seen information as to why they are in again, other than that IAAF changed their mind.

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              • #8
                Would it be fair to assume that the new DL sponsor changed things? Because obviously everything except the events being cut(which have not been revealed) flipped on its side.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ATK View Post
                  Would it be fair to assume that the new DL sponsor changed things? Because obviously everything except the events being cut(which have not been revealed) flipped on its side.
                  Possibly. Article is old but does include this quote.

                  Financial values have not been disclosed but Sebastian Coe, who was today re-elected unopposed as IAAF president for a further four-year term, described the deal with Wanda as "the biggest single commercial partnership in the history of athletics."

                  https://www.flotrack.org/articles/65...diamond-league

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ATK View Post
                    What happened to the whole thing about only 12 meets starting this year?
                    Originally posted by eightsevensix View Post
                    Stockholm is off.. oh no it’s back on.
                    Originally posted by gh
                    And Brussels was out too, per this DL press release of August 26
                    To quote the King of Siam:

                    There are times I almost think
                    I am not sure of what I absolutely know
                    Very often find confusion
                    In conclusion, I concluded long ago . . .

                    Is a puzzlement

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                    • #11
                      Financial values have not been disclosed but Sebastian Coe, who was today re-elected unopposed as IAAF president for a further four-year term, described the deal with Wanda as "the biggest single commercial partnership in the history of athletics."
                      Ha! I see what he did there. When is athletics not athletics?
                      The deal must pale with some other 'athletics' deals.

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                      • #12
                        Pre is just 12 days before the start of the OT. In 2016 it was five weeks before the OT. I wonder what that will mean for US competitors? Better than "average" (read: usually excellent to begin with) Prefontaine performances? Some athletes skipping the meet? Some just setting up camp in Eugene for three or four weeks?

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                        • #13
                          Interesting question....I had forgotten how early the Trials are...... . I suspect there won't be a distance night for starters.... even the middle distances could be on the short side.....of course this doesn't concern foreigners....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                            Ha! I see what he did there. When is athletics not athletics?
                            The deal must pale with some other 'athletics' deals.
                            He means "athletics" in the British English sense. Not surprising for the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
                              He means "athletics" in the British English sense. Not surprising for the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations.
                              Of course he is....I thought that was obvious...

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