Calendar confirms where and when athletes will contest each event in the 14-meet series
The IAAF has announced the distribution of Diamond League disciplines for the 2019 season, confirming where and when athletes will contest each event in the 14-meet series.
The 10th season of the series will again commence in Doha, Qatar, on May 3, with the 32 Diamond League event disciplines spread across the 14 meetings.
Athletes earn points in the first 12 meetings to qualify for the finals where, as in a championship, the performance of athletes in the final alone will determine who the champion will be.
At the two final meetings, held in Zurich on August 29 and Brussels on September 6, $100,000 will be at stake in each of the 32 disciplines, including $50,000 for each winner plus a Diamond Trophy.
The first meeting in Doha will include both the men’s and women’s 200m and 800m events, plus the men’s 1500m and women’s 3000m. The women’s 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and long jump will also feature, along with the men’s 3000m steeplechase, pole vault, shot put and discus.
In total, some Diamond League event disciplines will feature at six meetings before the final, while others will feature at four.
For example, the men’s 100m will be held in Shanghai, Oslo, Eugene, Monaco, London and Birmingham before the final in Zurich. In the women’s 1500m, athletes will be able to pick up points in Shanghai, Rome, Rabat, Monaco, London and Birmingham as they also compete for a place in the Zurich final.
The men’s long jump is included in the event programmes for meetings in Shanghai, Stockholm, Rabat and Lausanne, while the women’s javelin will feature at Shanghai, Rome, Lausanne and London.
The infographics below show the ‘road to the final’ for each of the 32 Diamond League disciplines.
2019 IAAF Diamond League calendar
May 3 – Doha, QAT
May 18 – Shanghai, CHN
Jun 2 – Stockholm, SWE
Jun 6 – Rome, ITA
Jun 13 – Oslo, NOR
Jun 16 – Rabat, MAR
Jun 30 – Eugene, USA
Jul 5 – Lausanne, SUI
Jul 12 – Monaco, MON
Jul 20-21 – London, GBR
Aug 18 – Birmingham, GBR
Aug 24 – Paris, FRA
Aug 29 – Zurich, SUI
Sep 6 – Brussels, BEL