Diamond League cut events



Diamond League meetings will no longer feature the 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, discus or triple jump at all of its events in 2020.

Athletics' governing body the IAAF said it did research on the popularity of events and wished to cut the length of meetings for a "90-minute broadcast".

There will be 12 disciplines staged at each of the 15 Diamond League meetings.

The 3,000m steeplechase and 200m will feature at 10 meetings, while two will stage the discus and triple jump.

None of the four disciplines removed from the 'core' list will form part of the Diamond League Final in Zurich in September.

"Our objective is to create a faster-paced, more exciting global league that will be the showcase for our sport. A league that broadcasters want to show and fans want to watch," IAAF president and Diamond League chairman Lord Coe said.

"However, we understand the disappointment of those athletes in the disciplines not part of the 2020 Diamond League season."

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