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Diamond League plans for 14 track meets in 2021

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:26 AM
Organisers said Tuesday the series is scheduled to start on May 23, 20201 in Rabat, Morocco, take a one-month break for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and end with a September 8-9 meet in Zurich - AP photo.

MONACO (AP) — The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year.

Organisers said Tuesday the series is scheduled to start on May 23 in Rabat, Morocco, take a one-month break for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and end with a September 8-9 meet in Zurich.

“The calendar is strictly provisional at this stage and remains subject to changes depending on the global health situation in 2021,” organisers said in a statement.

A meet on July 13 in London would be the last Diamond League stop before Olympic track events in Tokyo.

The first post-Olympics meet is scheduled for August 14 in Shanghai.

A second meet in China is scheduled for Aug. 22 at a venue to be confirmed.

The only meet in North America is set for August 21 in Eugene, Oregon, at the revamped Hayward Field — the host of next world championships in 2022.

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