Athletics-Diamond League announces calendar for 2021 season

24 Nov 2020 / 17:01 H.

    Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Diamond League on Tuesday released its provisional calendar for the 2021 season, which will consist of 14 athletics meetings beginning in Rabat in May and ending in Zurich in September.

    Doha will stage a meeting on May 28 after which Rome will host the first European event of the season on June 4, with Oslo hosting a week later. Meetings in Stockholm, Monaco and London are scheduled for the first two weeks of July.

    After a one-month break for the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, action will resume in Shanghai on Aug. 14.

    Eugene will host its first Diamond League meeting on Aug. 21, with China to hold its second event of the season the following day.

    The final leg will take place in Europe with meetings in Lausanne, Paris and Brussels before the season finale in Zurich from Sept. 8-9.

    The calendar remains provisional and is subject to changes depending on the global health situation, the Diamond League said.

    The 2020 calendar was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with several events cancelled and others rescheduled.

    2021 Diamond League calendar:

    Rabat - May 23

    Doha - May 28

    Rome - June 4

    Oslo - June 10

    Stockholm - July 4

    Monaco - July 9

    London - July 13

    Shanghai - Aug. 14

    Eugene - Aug. 21

    China - Aug. 22

    Lausanne - Aug. 26

    Paris - Aug. 28

    Brussels - Sept. 3

    Zurich - Sept. 8-9 (Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

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