Berlin, which staged the opening meet of the Golden League on Sunday and which will host the athletics world championships in August, will not be one of the stops of the future Diamond League, an elite series of meets on three continents.
The governing body of world athletics yesterday published the final list of 14 cities that will host the Diamond League series, which starts next year as an expanded and modified version of the Golden League. Berlin failed to meet all the requirements. The 14 cities picked by the IAAF for the series and dates of the meets are as follows: Doha, Qatar, May 14; Shanghai, May 23; Oslo, June 4; Rome, June 10; New York, June 19; Eugene, Oregon, July 3; Lausanne, Switzerland, July 8; Gateshead, Britain, July 11; Paris, July 16; Monaco, July 22; Stockholm, August 6; London, August 13-14; Zurich, Switzerland, August 19; and Brussels, August 27.
(Agencies via Shanghai Daily June 17, 2009)