Diamond League 2023, Athletics: Calendar

The Wanda Diamond League is an elite track and field athletics series featuring the world's top athletes. The season starts in May and ends in September.

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The Wanda Diamond League Calendar for the 2023 edition is released. The event will kick off in Doha, Qatar, on May 5, 2023. The grand finale of the league will take place in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States of America. The location was also a host to the World Athletics Championships 2022. In the last edition, the big final took place in Zurich, Switzerland, where elite athletes featured, showed their dominance, and added another accomplishment to their already existing bag.

On September 2, 2023, Shenzhen, China, will play host to the inaugural Wanda Diamond League match. It will be the only Wanda Diamond League match played in China that calendar year. For the first time in four years, the athletics series will visit China. The competition will take place at the cutting-edge Bao’an Stadium, which can accommodate 40,000 spectators. The stadium had previously played host to the football competition for the 2011 Summer Universiade. Athletes will compete for points in the 13 series meetings to attempt to advance for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene on September 16 and 17. Shenzhen will be the 12th event of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League season.

Key facts about the Wanda Diamond League

The best athletes in the world compete in the elite track and field league known as the Wanda Diamond League. The series consists of 14 one-day events held around the world. The top athletes in each event compete for points in the 13 series meetings throughout the course of the season, which runs from May to September, in an effort to advance to the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final.

The series was established in 2010 to replace the Golden League, and it is called after the Wanda Group, a Chinese company that in 2019 acquired the commercial rights to the show. The Wanda Diamond League is a major event for athletes, coaches, and fans alike since it gives athletes a platform to display their talents and allows spectators to see their favourite athletes put on world-class performances.

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The significance of the Wanda Diamond League

The Wanda Diamond League has played a significant role in promoting the sport of athletics around the world. It has drawn new fans to athletics and assisted in raising the sport’s profile. The series has also helped to foster international cooperation and goodwill among nations by giving athletes from all around the world a stage on which to compete against one another. The Wanda Diamond League also helped individual athletes gain more recognition and had a big impact on their professional careers.

Diamond League 2023: Calendar

MeetingCountryDate
DohaQatar5th May 2023
RabatMorocco28th May 2023
Rome/FlorenceItaly2nd June 2023
ParisFrance9th June 2023
OsloNorway15th June 2023
LausanneSwitzerland30th June 2023
StockholmSweden2nd July 2023
SilesiaPoland16th July 2023
MonacoMonaco21st July 2023
LondonGreat Britain23rd July 2023
ZurichSwitzerland31st August 2023
XiamenChina2nd September 2023
BrusselsBelgium8th September 2023
EugeneUnited States of America16th – 17th September 2023

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