(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Doha will host the season-opening meet of the Diamond League 2022 on May 13, the World Athletics announced on Thursday. The Diamond League will touch down in 14 cities across four different continents.
Track and field's premier one-day meeting series returns for its 13th annual cycle next summer, with the world's best athletes battling it out throughout the season for a place in the Diamond League Final. Athletes will compete for points in 13 series meetings from May to September, with the most successful qualifying for the two-day season finale in Zurich and a shot at the prestigious Diamond Trophy.
After the season opener in Doha on May 13 and a trip to Birmingham or London eight days later, athletes will have the chance to test out the host venue for the 2022 World Athletics Championships when the series arrives in Eugene on May 28.
The world's best will then head to Rabat on June 5, before returning to Europe for the rest of the month with meetings in Rome, Oslo, Paris and Stockholm.
After the World Athletics Championships, the Diamond League will return to China for the first time since 2019, with the Shanghai Diamond League set for July 30 and a second Chinese meeting scheduled for August 6.
August will then see the series head to Monaco and Lausanne before the last series meeting in Brussels on September 2.
Those athletes who have picked up enough points on the road to the final will then head to Zurich, where the 32 Diamond League champions will be crowned at a two-day season finale on September 7-8.
Diamond League 2022
calendar: May 13: Doha; May 21: Birmingham/London (tbc); May 28: Eugene, United States; June 5: Rabat; June 9: Rome; June 16: Oslo; June 18: Paris; June 30: Stockholm; July 30:
Shanghai, China; August 6: Chinese venue to be decided: August 10: Monaco; August 26: Lausanne; September 2:
Brussels; September 7/8: Zurich
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