IAAF Diamond League

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IAAF Diamond League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 IAAF Diamond League
2010 IAAF Diamond League.jpg
Sport Athletics
Founded 2010
Continent Europe, Asia, North America
Official website Diamond League

The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League.[1] It was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually since 1998.

While the Golden League was formed to increase the profile of the leading European athletics competitions, the Diamond League's aim is to "enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time."[1] In addition to the original Golden League members (except Berlin) and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in China, Qatar, and the United States.

Scoring system[edit]

Each one of the thirty-two disciplines (sixteen for male athletes, sixteen for females) is staged a total of seven times during the season. The top three athletes at each meeting are awarded points, and in the case of the Final meeting of the discipline the points are doubled.

1st place: 4 points (Final: 8 points)
2nd place: 2 points (Final: 4 points)
3rd place: 1 points (Final: 2 points)

The athlete with the highest number of points in each discipline at the end of the season wins "The Diamond Race". In case of equality on points, the number of victories decides. If there still is a tie, the better result at the Final meeting for that discipline (Zürich or Brussels since 2010) decides. For an athlete to win "The Diamond Race" and its associated prize, he/she must compete in the Final of their event discipline.

2014 meetings[edit]

The following fourteen meetings have been confirmed for the 2014 season:[2]

Date Meet Stadium City Country
9 May Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Qatar SC Stadium Doha  Qatar
18 May Shanghai Golden Grand Prix Shanghai Stadium Shanghai  China
31 May Prefontaine Classic Hayward Field Eugene  United States
5 June Golden Gala - Pietro Menea Stadio Olimpico Rome  Italy
11 June ExxonMobil Bislett Games Bislett Stadion Oslo  Norway
14 June Adidas Grand Prix Icahn Stadium New York City  United States
3 July Athletissima Stade Olympique de la Pontaise Lausanne   Switzerland
5 July Meeting Areva Stade de France Saint-Denis  France
12 & 13 July Glasgow Grand Prix Hampden Park Glasgow  United Kingdom
19 July Herculis Stade Louis II Fontvieille  Monaco
21 August DN Galan Stockholm Olympic Stadium Stockholm  Sweden
24 August British Athletics Grand Prix Alexander Stadium Birmingham  United Kingdom
28 August Weltklasse Zürich Letzigrund Zürich   Switzerland
5 September Belgacom Memorial Van Damme King Baudouin Stadium Brussels  Belgium

Diamond League winners[edit]

Men[edit]

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013
100 metres  Tyson Gay (USA)  Asafa Powell (JAM)  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Justin Gatlin (USA)
200 metres  Wallace Spearmon (USA)  Walter Dix (USA)  Nickel Ashmeade (JAM)  Warren Weir (JAM)
400 metres  Jeremy Wariner (USA)  Kirani James (GRN)  Kevin Borlée (BEL)  LaShawn Merritt (USA)
800 metres  David Rudisha (KEN)  David Rudisha (KEN)  Mohammed Aman (ETH)  Mohammed Aman (ETH)
1500 metres  Asbel Kiprop (KEN)  Nixon Chepseba (KEN)  Silas Kiplagat (KEN)  Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI)
5000 metres  Imane Merga (ETH)  Imane Merga (ETH)  Isiah Koech (KEN)  Yenew Alamirew (ETH)
110 m hurdles  David Oliver (USA)  Dayron Robles (CUB)  Aries Merritt (USA)  David Oliver (USA)
400 m hurdles  Bershawn Jackson (USA)  David Greene (GBR)  Javier Culson (PUR)  Javier Culson (PUR)
3000 m steeplechase  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Conseslus Kipruto (KEN)
Long jump  Dwight Phillips (USA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
Triple jump  Teddy Tamgho (FRA)  Phillips Idowu (GBR)  Christian Taylor (USA)  Christian Taylor (USA)
High jump  Ivan Ukhov (RUS)  Jesse Williams (USA)  Robert Grabarz (GBR)  Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)
Pole vault  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
Shot put  Christian Cantwell (USA)  Dylan Armstrong (CAN)  Reese Hoffa (USA)  Ryan Whiting (USA)
Discus throw  Piotr Małachowski (POL)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Gerd Kanter (EST)  Gerd Kanter (EST)
Javelin throw  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)  Matthias de Zordo (GER)  Vítězslav Veselý (CZE)  Vítězslav Veselý (CZE)

Women[edit]

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013
100 metres  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
200 metres  Allyson Felix (USA)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Charonda Williams (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
400 metres  Allyson Felix (USA)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)
800 metres  Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN)  Jennifer Meadows (GBR)  Pamela Jelimo (KEN)  Eunice Jepkoech Sum (KEN)
1500 metres  Nancy Langat (KEN)  Morgan Uceny (USA)  Abeba Aregawi (ETH)  Abeba Aregawi (SWE)
5000 metres  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
100 m hurdles  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (CAN)  Danielle Carruthers (USA)  Dawn Harper (USA)  Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA)
400 m hurdles  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Zuzana Hejnová (CZE)
3000 m steeplechase  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)
Long jump  Brittney Reese (USA)  Brittney Reese (USA)  Yelena Sokolova (RUS)  Shara Proctor (GBR)
Triple jump  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Olha Saladuha (UKR)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)  Caterine Ibarguen (COL)
High jump  Blanka Vlašić (CRO)  Blanka Vlašić (CRO)  Chaunté Lowe (USA)  Svetlana Shkolina (RUS)
Pole vault  Fabiana Murer (BRA)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)
Shot put  Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)
Discus throw  Yarelys Barrios (CUB)  Yarelys Barrios (CUB)  Sandra Perković (CRO)  Sandra Perković (CRO)
Javelin throw  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)  Christina Obergföll (GER)  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)  Christina Obergföll (GER)

Countries by number of event winners[edit]

Rank Country 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
1  United States 11 7 6 6 30
2  Kenya 7 5 6 3 21
3  Jamaica 1 2 4 3 10
4  Ethiopia 1 1 2 3 7
5  Germany 0 3 1 2 6
6  Czech Republic 1 0 2 2 5
6  France 2 1 1 1 5
6  United Kingdom 0 3 1 1 5
6  Russia 1 0 2 2 5
10  Croatia 1 1 1 1 4
10  Cuba 2 2 0 0 4
12  Botswana 0 1 1 1 3
12  New Zealand 0 1 1 1 3
14  Canada 1 1 0 0 2
14  Estonia 0 0 1 1 2
14  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1 2
14  Ukraine 0 1 0 1 2
18  Australia 0 1 0 0 1
18  Belgium 0 0 1 0 1
18  Belarus 1 0 0 0 1
18  Brazil 1 0 0 0 1
18  Colombia 0 0 0 1 1
18  Djibouti 0 0 0 1 1
18  Grenada 0 1 0 0 1
18  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 0 1
18  Lithuania 0 1 0 0 1
18  Norway 1 0 0 0 1
18  Poland 1 0 0 0 1
18  Sweden 0 0 0 1 1

Diamond League records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m
200 m
400 m 43.74 Kirani James  Grenada 3 July 2014 Athletissima Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland [3]
800 m
1500 m
Mile 3:47.32 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 31 May 2014 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States [4]
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
110 m hurdles
400 m hurdles
3000 m steeplechase
High jump 2.42 m Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar 14 June 2014 Adidas Grand Prix United States New York City, United States [5]
Bohdan Bondarenko  Ukraine 14 June 2014 Adidas Grand Prix United States New York City, United States [6]
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
100 m hurdles
400 m hurdles
3000 m steeplechase 9:05.02 Yuliya Zaripova  Russia 17 August 2012 DN Galan Sweden Stockholm, Sweden [7]
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IAAF to launch global Diamond League of 1 Day Meetings". IAAF. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.diamondleague.com/Event-Calendar/
  3. ^ "Men's 400m - Lausanne Meeting". Diamond League - Lausanne. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Diamond League Eugene 2014 Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Bob Ramsak (17 August 2012). "Zaripova world lead the best of new Olympic champions in Stockholm - REPORT - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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