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Diamond League


Diamond League

IAAF Diamond League
Current season or competition:
2013 IAAF Diamond League
Sport Athletics
Founded 2010
Continent Europe, Asia, North America
Official website Diamond League

The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League.[1] It was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually since 1998.

While the Golden League was formed to increase the profile of the leading European athletics competitions, the Diamond League's aim is to "enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time."[1] In addition to the original Golden League members (except Berlin) and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in China, Qatar, the United States.

Scoring system

Each one of the thirty-two disciplines (sixteen for male athletes, sixteen for females) is staged a total of seven times during the season. The top three athletes at each meeting are awarded points, and in the case of the Final meeting of the discipline the points are doubled.

1st place: 4 points (Final: 8 points)
2nd place: 2 points (Final: 4 points)
3rd place: 1 points (Final: 2 points)

The athlete with the highest number of points in each discipline at the end of the season wins "The Diamond Race". In case of equality on points, the number of victories decides. If there still is a tie, the better result at the Final meeting for that discipline (Zürich or Brussels since 2010) decides. For an athlete to win "The Diamond Race" and its associated prize, he/she must compete in the Final of their event discipline.

2013 meetings

The following fourteen meetings have been confirmed for the 2013 season:[2]

Date Meet Stadium City Country
10 May Doha 2013 Qatar SC Stadium Doha  Qatar
18 May IAAF Diamond League Shanghai Shanghai Stadium Shanghai  China
25 May adidas Grand Prix Icahn Stadium New York City  United States
01 June Prefontaine Classic Hayward Field Eugene  United States
06 June Compeed Golden Gala Stadio Olimpico Rome  Italy
13 June Bislett Games Bislett Stadion Oslo  Norway
30 June Birmingham Grand Prix Alexander Stadium Birmingham  United Kingdom
04 July Athletissima Stade Olympique de la Pontaise Lausanne   Switzerland
06 July Meeting Areva Stade de France Saint-Denis  France
19 July Herculis Stade Louis II Fontvieille  Monaco
26 & 27 July London Anniversary Games Olympic Stadium London  United Kingdom
22 August DN Galan Stockholm Olympic Stadium Stockholm  Sweden
29 August Weltklasse Zürich Letzigrund Zürich   Switzerland
06 September Belgacom Memorial Van Damme King Baudouin Stadium Brussels  Belgium

Diamond Race winners


Event 2010 2011 2012 2013
100 metres  Tyson Gay (USA)  Asafa Powell (JAM)  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Justin Gatlin (USA)
200 metres  Wallace Spearmon (USA)  Walter Dix (USA)  Nickel Ashmeade (JAM)  Warren Weir (JAM)
400 metres  Jeremy Wariner (USA)  Kirani James (GRN)  Kevin Borlée (BEL)  LaShawn Merritt (USA)
800 metres  David Rudisha (KEN)  David Rudisha (KEN)  Mohammed Aman (ETH)  Mohammed Aman (ETH)
1500 metres  Asbel Kiprop (KEN)  Nixon Chepseba (KEN)  Silas Kiplagat (KEN)  Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI)
5000 metres  Imane Merga (ETH)  Imane Merga (ETH)  Isiah Koech (KEN)  Yenew Alamirew (ETH)
110 m hurdles  David Oliver (USA)  Dayron Robles (CUB)  Aries Merritt (USA)  David Oliver (USA)
400 m hurdles  Bershawn Jackson (USA)  David Greene (GBR)  Javier Culson (PUR)  Javier Culson (PUR)
3000 m steeplechase  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Conseslus Kipruto (KEN)
Long jump  Dwight Phillips (USA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
Triple jump  Teddy Tamgho (FRA)  Phillips Idowu (GBR)  Christian Taylor (USA)  Christian Taylor (USA)
High jump  Ivan Ukhov (RUS)  Jesse Williams (USA)  Robert Grabarz (GBR)  Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)
Pole vault  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
Shot put  Christian Cantwell (USA)  Dylan Armstrong (CAN)  Reese Hoffa (USA)  Ryan Whiting (USA)
Discus throw  Piotr Małachowski (POL)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Gerd Kanter (EST)  Gerd Kanter (EST)
Javelin throw  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)  Matthias de Zordo (GER)  Vítězslav Veselý (CZE)  Vítězslav Veselý (CZE)


Event 2010 2011 2012 2013
100 metres  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
200 metres  Allyson Felix (USA)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Charonda Williams (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
400 metres  Allyson Felix (USA)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)
800 metres  Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN)  Jennifer Meadows (GBR)  Pamela Jelimo (KEN)  Eunice Jepkoech Sum (KEN)
1500 metres  Nancy Langat (KEN)  Morgan Uceny (USA)  Abeba Aregawi (ETH)  Abeba Aregawi (SWE)
5000 metres  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
100 m hurdles  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (CAN)  Danielle Carruthers (USA)  Dawn Harper (USA)  Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA)
400 m hurdles  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Zuzana Hejnová (CZE)
3000 m steeplechase  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)
Long jump  Brittney Reese (USA)  Brittney Reese (USA)  Yelena Sokolova (RUS)  Shara Proctor (GBR)
Triple jump  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Olha Saladuha (UKR)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)  Caterine Ibarguen (COL)
High jump  Blanka Vlašić (CRO)  Blanka Vlašić (CRO)  Chaunté Lowe (USA)  Svetlana Shkolina (RUS)
Pole vault  Fabiana Murer (BRA)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)
Shot put  Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)
Discus throw  Yarelys Barrios (CUB)  Yarelys Barrios (CUB)  Sandra Perković (CRO)  Sandra Perković (CRO)
Javelin throw  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)  Christina Obergföll (GER)  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)  Christina Obergföll (GER)

Countries by number of event winners

Rank Country 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
1  United States 11 7 6 6 30
2  Kenya 7 5 6 3 21
3  Jamaica 1 2 4 3 10
4  Ethiopia 1 1 2 3 7
5  Germany 0 3 1 2 6
6  Czech Republic 1 0 2 2 5
6  France 2 1 1 1 5
6  United Kingdom 0 3 1 1 5
6  Russia 1 0 2 2 5
10  Croatia 1 1 1 1 4
10  Cuba 2 2 0 0 4
12  Botswana 0 1 1 1 3
12  New Zealand 0 1 1 1 3
14  Canada 1 1 0 0 2
14  Estonia 0 0 1 1 2
14  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1 2
14  Ukraine 0 1 0 1 2
18  Australia 0 1 0 0 1
18  Belgium 0 0 1 0 1
18  Belarus 1 0 0 0 1
18  Brazil 1 0 0 0 1
18  Colombia 0 0 0 1 1
18  Djibouti 0 0 0 1 1
18  Grenada 0 1 0 0 1
18  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 0 1
18  Lithuania 0 1 0 0 1
18  Norway 1 0 0 0 1
18  Poland 1 0 0 0 1
18  Sweden 0 0 0 1 1


External links

  • Official website
  • IAAF Diamond League agrees a global calendar of 14 cities for 2010 IAAF, 16 June 2009

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