As of mid-August the athletic tracks will again receive runners' tips as part of the "Diamond League". A reorganized calendar has just been revealed by the organizers with the dates of the next meetings with the exception of those in Rabat and Zurich, which have been canceled. The new programming, in the context of Covid-19, will be extended over two months. On August 14, the first meeting of the season in Monaco opens, which will be immediately followed by those of Gateshead, August 16 and Stockholm. In September return to competition with the meeting in Lausanne on the 2nd, that of Paris on the 4th, Rome on the 17th and Shanghai on the 19th. To close this particular season, the Diamond League will take up residence in Eugene on October 04, in Doha on 09 October and in a city yet to be confirmed in China on October 17. It will be the last stage of this season which, as we can see, will not go to Rabat as in previous years. A decision of the organizers who also eliminated the finals from Zurich.
The Pan-African body proposed this date in correspondence made public a few days ago.
No official date has yet been set for the holding of the African Athletics Championships planned for Cameroon in 2022. At present, we still do not know precisely when the city of Yaounde will host the 23rd edition of this continental competition.
However, after a consultation meeting between the heads of the technical department of the Confederation Africaine d'Athletisme (CAA), Lamine Faty, the director general of this pan-African body, proposed the date from 2 to 6 June 2022
The Wanda Diamond League suspended a further two meetings in June as it continues to adapt the 2020 season calendar in the face of the coronavirus crisis, while Oslo’s Bislett Games are to be staged in an alternative format.
In recent weeks, the Wanda Diamond League has been forced to suspend a number of its early-season meetings as a result of health and logistical concerns brought about by the global coronavirus crisis.
Today the series announced the postponement of further meetings in Eugene (scheduled for 7 June) and Paris (13 June).
The Bislett Games also announced plans to host an alternative athletics competition, an exhibition event dubbed 'The Impossible Games', on 11 June, the original date of this year’s Oslo Diamond League meeting.
European championships canceled
The European Athletics Championships, initially scheduled from 25 to 30 August in Paris, will not take place due to the health situation. They were canceled, not postponed to 2021.
World Athletics has announced the dates for the next World Athletics Championships. Postponed following the calendar upheaval imposed by the Covid-19 crisis, the competition will be held from July 15 to 24, 2022, still in Eugene, in the United States.
The World Athletics Championships were initially scheduled from August 6 to 15, 2021, a date made impossible by the postponement of one year of the Tokyo Olympics, which will finally take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
The African Athletics Confederation (CAA) is pleased to announce the dates of the main meetings of African athletics in 2020.
* The 6th African cross country championships will take place on April 8 in Lomé, Togo.
* The 22nd senior African championships will be held June 24-28 in Algiers, Algeria.
Next June the best of Africa’s athletes will converge on the Algerian capital Algiers for the 22ndAfrican Championships in Athletics.
The stakes of the competition are quite high, as it will be one of the last opportunities for the continent’s athletes to achieve qualifying standards for the 2020 Olympic Games.
The CAA council meeting as well as the Africa Cross Country Championships, initially scheduled for February 28 and March 1, 2020 in Lomé (Togo), have been postponed to the beginning of April 2020 at the request of the Togolese Government which has just fix the date of his presidential elections on February 22, 2020.