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IAAF drops four events from 2020 Diamond League

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-11-07 11:13
Norah Jeruto of Kenya reacts after winning the Women's 3000m Steeplechase during the IAAF Diamond League in Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway on June 13, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

The 200 meters, 3,000m steeplechase, triple jump and discus throw will be dropped from next season's IAAF Diamond League series, athletics' world governing body announced on Wednesday.

The IAAF said that the 3,000m steeplechase, triple jump and discus had been axed because their popularity with fans was waning, while the 200 meters will be skipped due to athletes' tight schedules in the same year as the Tokyo Olympics.

Next year's 15 Diamond League meets will see athletes contest the 12 remaining disciplines, namely the 100m, 100m/110m hurdles, 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, long jump, high jump, pole vault, javelin and shot put.

The IAAF added that the 100m, high jump and long jump were the most popular events among fans.

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