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Diamond League announces updates to 2020 calendar

2020-06-26 14:21:00 Xinhuanet

PARIS, June 26 (Xinhua) -- World Athletics on Friday announced further alterations to its provisional 2020 Diamond League calendar, with two meetings canceled and one event pushed back until September.

The Meeting de Paris, provisionally scheduled for September 6, has been canceled, as organizers concluded that there is insufficient time to stage a world-class international event considering the French government's restrictions on the organization of major events.

The 2020 Prefontaine Classic, slated for October 4, in Eugene, United States, has also been canceled since a ban on large gatherings and the expected long-term restrictions on international travel would make it impossible to organize the meeting.

In Britain, the Muller Grand Prix in Gateshead will not take place as scheduled on August 16. Local organizers have earmarked September 12 as a possible alternative date, but are unable to confirm this at the current time.

According to World Athletics, the 2020 Diamond League calendar remains provisional and subject to further changes due to the ongoing global health situation and ever-changing regulations. Enditem

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