Wanda Diamond League announces new provisional 2020 calendar
The Wanda Diamond League today announces a shortened, provisional calendar for late summer and autumn 2020. Several events will be rescheduled, others cancelled as organisers continue to adapt the season in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
In recent weeks, the Wanda Diamond League has been forced to suspend a number of its meetings as a result of health and logistical concerns brought about by the global coronavirus crisis.
The meeting organisers, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics have remained committed to staging competitions athletes can compete in and fans can enjoy as soon as the global pandemic allows.
With this in mind – and with an eye on the range of pandemic-related restrictions currently in place across the world – the decision has been made to propose an alternative calendar for the 2020 season.
Athletes will therefore not earn Diamond League points this season, and there will not be a single, 24-discipline final in Zurich as originally planned.
The new provisional dates for Wanda Diamond League events in 2020 are as follows:
6 Paris (tbc)
17 second meeting in China (venue tba)
The following events have been cancelled: Rabat (31 May, suspended in March), London (scheduled for 4 July) and Zurich (9-11 September). The latter would have been staged as the Wanda Diamond League Final.
Due to the extraordinary situation in 2020 and the restructuring of the entire season, Zurich has been granted by the General Assembly of Diamond League the right to stage the finals in 2021 and 2022.