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Organisers roll out 2021 Diamond League schedule

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM
The Diamond League trophies are seen during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland, last August.
The Diamond League trophies are seen during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland, last August.
Jamaica’s Ronald Levy competes in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the London  Stadium, England, in July 2018.
Jamaica’s Ronald Levy competes in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the London Stadium, England, in July 2018.
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MONACO (AP):

The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year.

Organisers said yesterday the series is scheduled to start on May 23 in Rabat, Morocco, take a one-month break for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and end with a September 8-9 meet in Zurich.

PROVISIONAL CALENDAR

“The calendar is strictly provisional at this stage and remains subject to changes, depending on the global health situation in 2021,” organisers said in a statement.

A meet on July 13 in London would be the last Diamond League stop before Olympic track events in Tokyo. The first post-Olympics meet is scheduled for August 14 in Shanghai. A second meet in China is scheduled for August 22 at a venue to be confirmed.

The only meet in North America is set for August 21 in Eugene, Oregon, at the revamped Hayward Field – the host of the next World Championships in 2022.