Publication date: 25 Jan 2023
About the Diamond League athletics competition
The Diamond League (Wanda Diamond League) is a series of one-day track and field events that falls into the highest category. Competitions have been held annually from spring to autumn since 2010. Athletes from several continents such as Europe, Asia, North America and Africa take part. The league is organized by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). Diamond League’s official partners are: Adidas, Canon, Seiko, Sinopec, Toyota, TBK and VTB.
The winner of the Diamond League has to reach the final and take part in the final competition.
2023 Diamond League
The 14th season of the annual Wanda Diamond League series will be held from May 5 to September 17. Competitions will kick off with a race in Doha, Qatar and conclude with a two-day race in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Major league disciplines:
- 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m;
- 100 m, 400 m hurdles race;
- The 3000-meter obstacle race;
- Long jump, high jump, pole vault;
- The shot put, hurling the discus and javelin throw.
History of the Diamond League
The first season of the league took place in 2010. It replaced the IAAF Golden League. The main difference between the Diamond League and the Golden League was that the Golden League was founded to promote the European Athletics competitions. Meanwhile, the aim of the Diamond League was to “take the scale of the competition beyond Europe”.
In December 2019, the name was changed to the Wanda Diamond League, the full sponsorship name.
Winners of previous Diamond League seasons
Countries by number of winners:
- USA – 72 medals
- Kenya – 44 medals
- Jamaica – 21 medals
- Ethiopia – 15 medals
- United Kingdom, Czech Republic – 11 medals
In the history of the Diamond League many athletes have set world records in a number of disciplines.
|100 and 200 metres||Yohan Blake||Jamaica|
|400 metres||Wayde van Niekerk||South Africa|
|800 metres||David Rudisha||Kenya|
|1,000 metres||Ayanleh Souleiman||Djibouti|
|1500 metres||Asbel Kiprop||Kenya|
|100 metres||Carmelita Jeter||USA|
|200 metres||Tori Bowie||USA|
|400 metres||Shaunae Miller-Uibo||Bahamas|
|800 and 1,000 metres||Caster Semenya||South Africa|
|1500 metres||Genzebe Dibaba||Ethiopia|
2024 Diamond League
Information on dates and venues for the 15th Diamond League season is being updated.
Keep an eye on the dates of athletics tournaments and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.
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