Changes to the format of Diamond League events will not disadvantage African athletes, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) officials promised during a meeting with Athletics Kenya head Jackson Tuwei in Aarhus.
When it comes to change, generally and sportingly, it seems the old adage only needs a little tweaking. "You can't please some of the people all the time, and you can't please all of the people some of the time. And you can't please all of the people all of the time."
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today announced changes to its Diamond League format as of 2020, including a drop from 32 to 24 events, a reduction from 14 to 13 meetings and a decrease of the maximum current track event distance of 5,000 metres to 3,000m.
Zurich’s main station concourse was packed last night, for the fourth year in a row, with people watching a pole vault competition.
Britain’s newly-established European 100 and 200 metres champion Dina Asher-Smith will race in Birmingham tomorrow against the woman who beat her to the Commonweath Games 200m title in April - Olympic 400m gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo.
London's Olympic Stadium, the host last week to the new-style Athletics World Cup, will reverberate to the sound of track and field again this weekend as the 11th of the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meetings of the season takes place tomorrow and Sunday (July 22).
World 60 metres record holder Christian Coleman, back after a month's injury lay-off, re-staked his claim to be considered the fastest new sprinter on the block as he won the men's 100m in Rabat in a season's best time of 9.98sec that equalled the meeting record.
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I got asked the classic athletics question this week.
Ten-time world champion and five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft will take to the London Stadium track again at this year's Anniversary Games on July 21 and 22.
Cuba’s 20-year-old long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarria, surprise winner at this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships, looks like the future of the event following today’s staggering effort at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.
The focus on field events will be intense in tomorrow’s International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium - especially given the presence of Sweden’s brightest star of the moment, 18-year-old pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis.
Karsten Warholm was the toast of Oslo this time last year as he earned a breakthrough 400 metres hurdles win over Olympic champion Kerron Clement of the United States, lowering his Norwegian record to 48.25 seconds.
As he mulls over his job offers this summer, Arsene Wenger will be able at least to reflect upon, okay, not a Champions League win, but something perfect. 2003-2004.
An expected crowd of 30,000 in Rome's Olympic Stadium will witness what promises to be a compelling men's 100 metres race tomorrow as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League arrives in Europe for the first time this season.