The Diamond League is a collection of some of the best track and field meets in the world. I went ten of the fourteen in 2012, and will see how many I can visit in 2014. Last year, I was able to visit the Belgacom Van Damme Memorial this past fall. The crowd of 50,000 fans, the great races and the music show were fantastic!
The IAAF Diamond League is delighted to announce the distribution of event disciplines for the 2014 season.
Commencing on 9 May 2014 in Doha (QAT), the fifth season of the IAAF Diamond League comprises 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, and compose the top tier of the IAAF’s global one-day meeting competition structure.
This series of 14 meetings, which began in 2010, showcases 32 event disciplines which are carefully distributed among the meetings.
In each of the 32 event disciplines there is a “Diamond Race” with points available throughout the 14-meeting season. Winners of each Diamond Race receive a USD $40,000 cash prize and a spectacular Diamond Trophy, but more importantly they will have shown season-long consistency to earn the unchallenged honour of being the world No.1.
Each of the 32 event disciplines is staged seven times with the top three athletes being awarded points at each meeting – four for the winner, two for second place, and one for third – with the exceptions being the Finals in Zurich (SUI) on 28 August 2014 and Brussels (BEL) on 5 September 2014, where the points are doubled.
See the ‘Related Documents’ panel on the right-hand side of this page to download the 2014 distribution of event disciplines in PDF format.
Get set for the IAAF Diamond League 2014!
Doha, QAT – 9 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 31 May
Rome, ITA – 5 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 14 June
Lausanne, SUI – 3 July
Paris, FRA – 5 July
London, GBR – 11-12 July
Monaco, MON – 18 July
Stockholm, SWE – 21 August
Birmingham, GBR – 24 August
Zurich, SUI – 28 August
Brussels, BEL – 5 September
For more on how the events are broken down, please download the two pdfs below!