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The Lausanne Diamond League meeting will not take place in August due to the coronavirus pandemic but organisers are looking at "other options".
The Diamond League has postponed three more events due to the coronavirus pandemic, wiping out the entire early season calendar for the elite athletics circuit.
The IAAF has dropped the 200 metres, 3,000m steeplechase, triple jump and discus from its list of "core" disciplines at Diamond League meetings in 2020.
US sprinter Noah Lyles will target world gold next month after "clenching" his way to a "chaotic" 200m victory in 19.74 seconds in the Brussels Diamond League final.
Zurich will host the final of the Diamond League in 2020 and 2021, organisers have announced.
American Noah Lyles became the fourth-fastest man in history over 200 metres with a stunning Diamond League victory in 19.50 seconds at Lausanne.
Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson dominated the field to win the women's 100 metres. at the Diamond League meet in Rome.
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3 000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on June 30.
Caster Semenya has cruised to victory in the 800m event at the Diamond League finals held in Zurich.
Caster Semenya has cruised to victory in the 800m event at the Diamond League meeting held in Monaco.
The organisers of athletics' Diamond League have postponed meetings in the US city of Eugene and in Paris in June.
The opening three track and field meetings on the elite Diamond League circuit have been postponed in response to the growing global crisis around the new coronavirus.
The Diamond League international athletics series will expand to 15 meetings next season with an additional event in China, organisers have announced.
Noah Lyles pipped American team-mate and current world champion Justin Gatlin to win the 100m at the Diamond League meet in Zurich.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo came from behind to overhaul home hope Dina Asher-Smith and win a star-studded women's 200 metres at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.
American sprinter Christian Coleman stormed to the best 100m time of the year at the Oslo Diamond League meeting.
There was a mixed bag of results for the South African contingent at the Diamond League event held in Stockholm.
Luvo Manyonga has leapt to victory at the Diamond League finals in Zurich, but not before he was pushed all the way by compatriot Rushwahl Samaai.
Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech set a new 3000m steeplechase world record at Friday's Diamond League meet in Monaco.
Caster Semenya has finished sixth in the 1 500m event at a Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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