Originally posted on May 9, 2022
Reposted October 13, 2022
The Wanda Diamond League Finals have been planned for 2022-2027. This release provides access to the plans.
This is the World Athletics release on the Diamond League finals for 2023 to 2027. This release is from May 9, 2022. One wonders about the attendance of athletes at the end of the season with a Diamond League final in Eugene, Oregon.
Bringing the Diamond League final to the US is a good idea if there were Diamond League meetings near the finals in the U.S. Perhaps World Athletics can look into Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and New York in the future.
The Wanda Diamond League Final will be held alternately in Zurich and Brussels between 2024 and 2027, following a decision by the Diamond League Association’s General Assembly in March.
Hosting rights for the two-day season finale – at which all 32 Diamond League champions are crowned – have been awarded to the Allianz Memorial van Damme meeting in Brussels for 2024 and 2026 and to Weltklasse Zurich for 2025 and 2027.
The General Assembly made the decision on the recommendation of the Quality Commission, which reviews applications to host the final.
The host city is now confirmed for each of the next five Wanda Diamond League seasons, ensuring all stakeholders are able to plan beyond the short term.
The final will be held in Zurich on 7-8 September this season before moving out of Europe, for the first time in the series’ history, to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene in 2023. Zurich was also the host in 2021, becoming the first city to hold the final as a two-day event featuring all 32 Diamond Disciplines.
As in 2021, future finals will be split between the city and the stadium in Zurich. Day one will see selected Diamond League champions crowned at the iconic Sechselautenplatz in Zurich city center, while the remaining disciplines will be held as part of a bumper program at the Letzigrund Stadium on day two.
In both Eugene and Brussels, both decisive days will take place at the stadium, the former at the newly renovated Hayward Field and the latter at the Belgian capital’s King Baudouin II Stadium.
Memorial Van Damme will celebrate its 50th anniversary when it hosts the final in 2026.
The Wanda Diamond League Final is the showpiece event of track and field’s premier international one-day circuit and features the biggest stars of the sport.
Athletes compete for points at Wanda Diamond League meetings throughout the season, with the most successful qualifying for a place in the final and a shot at the iconic Diamond Trophy, the most prestigious title in athletics beyond the major championships.
Both the Brussels and the Zurich meetings have a wealth of experience in hosting the showcase event, having been joint hosts between 2010 and 2019, when the final was split between two separate meetings.
Both have also played host to some of the most memorable moments in Diamond League history.
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