IAAF Diamond League Guaranteed Until 2019 after New Deal
By Community | May 8, 2014
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has signed a new agreement guaranteeing the next five years of the IAAF Diamond League.
“The IAAF Diamond League is a valuable asset for the IAAF, ed pills ” President Lamine Diack told the traditional pre-meeting press conference that was being streamed live via the internet for the first time and so reached a global audience.
“Therefore I am delighted to announce that the IAAF has agreed a new contract with our partners which will ensure the IAAF’s continued support of the series to at least 2019, buy cialis ” he added ahead of the start of the 2014 series in Doha on Friday.
The President said that since the Diamond League was established in 2010, medicine | with the first meeting having being in Doha, it had, “established itself in the hearts and minds of sports fans worldwide”.
The IAAF Diamond League encompasses 14 meetings in Asia, the Middle East and the United States, as well as Europe.
“Our vision in 2009 was to create a new, exciting product for an athletics top-tier invitational circuit,” he said.
“While there remain many challenges ahead, the IAAF firmly believes that we have made an exceptionally good start in the first four years.
“The IAAF Diamond League offers the best of athletics entertainment outside the World Championships and Olympic Games.
“In 2013, the 14-meeting series attracted an increased global TV audience with 265 million viewers across 135 countries.
“With the launch of the IAAF Diamond League App, and extensive use of social media to attract the younger sports fans, we are confident that the series will continue to grow.”