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More Diamond League track and field meets postponed

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LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - JULY 05: Diamond League Trophy is being displayed during the Diamond League athletics meeting Athletissima at Stade olympique de la Pontaise on July 5, 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)

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Every Diamond League track and field meet scheduled for May has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

Meets in Stockholm (May 24), Naples, Italy (May 28) and Rabat, Morocco (May 31) were suspended indefinitely.

“An alternative calendar for the 2020 season is to be announced in due course,” according to the Diamond League.

The news comes 10 days after the first three Diamond League meets of the year were postponed:

Doha: April 17 (postponed indefinitely)
China: May 9 (postponed indefinitely)
Shanghai: May 16 (now Aug. 13)

The next scheduled Diamond League meet is the Prefontaine Classic on June 7 in Eugene, Ore.

The Diamond League is a 15-meet, global outdoor track and field series that usually runs from April to September with a break during the Olympics. It is the the primary circuit for the world’s top athletes.

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