Brussels, Belgium – Anticipation is running high in the world of athletics as Brussels is unveiled as the host city for the much-anticipated 2024 Diamond League final. This thrilling event is scheduled for September 13 and 14, marking the 11th time that Brussels has been chosen as the epicenter of the season’s closing spectacle. Notably, this will be Brussels’ first time hosting since 2019.
In recent years, the privilege of hosting the Diamond League finale has been bestowed upon various cities. In 2020, Doha took on this role, albeit in a modified format with only eight meets due to the scheduling upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Zurich subsequently assumed the mantle in both 2021 and 2022, and this season saw the prestigious Pre-Classic stepping into the spotlight.
The Oregon event, spanning an entire weekend, earned accolades from World Athletics, securing the highest-ever score in the competition performance rankings and earning recognition as the most exceptional “one-day event” in history. Remarkable moments included Gudaf Tsegay’s valiant attempt to become the first woman in history to complete the 5000m in under 14 minutes, breaking Faith Kipyegon’s world record with a breathtaking 14:00.21. Furthermore, Mondo Duplantis set a new world pole vault record with a first-attempt clearance at 6.23m. The meet also witnessed Athing Mu and Keely Hodgkinson setting new records for the US and Britain in the 800m, Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s impressive rankings in both the mile and 3000m all-time lists, and Chase Ealey’s record-breaking performance in the US shot put, among other outstanding achievements.
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Turning our gaze to the future, the 2024 Diamond League calendar promises a worldwide showcase of exhilarating athletic competition. The journey commences in Asia with two electrifying meets in Xiamen and Shanghai on April 20 and 27, respectively. Following these, Doha takes center stage on May 10, followed by Rabat on May 19 and Eugene on May 25.
The European leg of the Diamond League begins with a captivating event in Oslo on May 30, followed by Stockholm’s meet on June 2. After a brief interlude for the European Championships, the Diamond League will return to captivate fans in Paris on July 7, Monaco on July 12, and London on July 20.
For those athletes who shone brilliantly in Oregon, the London Diamond League offers a final opportunity to fine-tune their preparations for the Paris Olympics.
Post-Olympics, the Diamond League will make a triumphant return, featuring events in Lausanne on August 22, Silesia on August 25, Rome on August 29, Zurich on September 5, and concluding with the grand finale hosted in Brussels on September 13-14.
The 2024 Diamond League season is poised to deliver exhilarating moments and showcase the world’s premier athletes as they aim for excellence in track and field. Brace yourselves for a season filled with riveting competition and record-breaking performances.
Complete 2024 Diamond League Schedule:
- April 20: Xiamen
- April 27: Shanghai
- May 10: Doha
- May 19: Rabat
- May 25: Eugene
- May 30: Oslo
- June 2: Stockholm
- July 7: Paris
- July 12: Monaco
- July 20: London
- August 22: Lausanne
- August 25: Silesia
- August 29: Rome
- September 5: Zurich
- September 13-14: Brussels