The Diamond League on Thursday announced the cancellation of its two athletics conferences planned for June due to coronavirus outbreak while Oslo’s Bislett Games are to be organized as an option layout.
The meetings were planned to be done in Eugene, Paris on June 7 and on June 13 while League has been urged to postpone its early-season conference as concerns of health and logistical issues have come along by the global coronavirus disaster.
“Today, we are sad to announce the postponement of further meetings in Eugene and Paris,” the Diamond League said in a statement.
In addition, “The Bislett Alliance today announced plans to host alternative plans to host an alternative athletics competition under Norwegian coronavirus regulations on June 11, the original date of the year’s Oslo Diamond League meeting.”
As with the previous breaks, this decision is taken in a meeting with all relevant parties which are based on concerns over player’s safety as well as the limitations of travelling, making it difficult to plan any competition.
The new dates for the Diamond League matches will be announced in cooperation with the World Athletics Global Calendar Unit as soon as the global situation comes in peace.
The Diamond League and World Athletics ensure that players can compete in a structured season and fans can once again enjoy athletics as soon as a global health problem permits.