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IAAF Diamond League

The IAAF Diamond League is a series of track and field event held from 2010 onwards at Qatar Sports Club Stadium in Doha. The IAAF Diamond League is a precious asset for the IAAF and the League is now in its fifth season. The league comprises of 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The vision of the IAAF and Qatari officials in 2009 was to construct a new, electrifying event for a world class invitational athletics circuit. The IAAF Diamond League offers the best of athletics entertainment outside the Olympic Games and World athletics Championship.

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The Diamond league was intended to replace the IAAF golden league which was held yearly since 1998. The Golden League was in fact formed to amplify the profile of the important European athletics finals while the Diamond League's aim is to increase the universal appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time. Besides the original Golden League members (except Germany) and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in Qatar, China and United States.

The Diamond league was intended to replace the IAAF golden league which was held yearly since 1998. The Golden League was in fact formed to amplify the profile of the important European athletics finals while the Diamond League's aim is to increase the universal appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time. Besides the original Golden League members (except Germany) and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in Qatar, China and United States.

The event meeting in Doha features the following disciplines: 100m, 800m, 5000m, 400m Hurdles, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Pole Vault, High Jump and Javelin for men and 200m, 400m, 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase, 100m Hurdles, Discus Throw and Long Jump for women. There are a total of 16 events as of now, 9 for men and 7 for women.

Recently IAAF President Lamine Diack during a traditional Diamond League series-launching press conference, in Doha has made a statement that the IAAF Diamond League has won the trust of its partners and will continue for five more years at least. The IAAF has agreed a new contract with the partners which will ensure the IAAF's continued support of the series to at least 2019. The IAAF Diamond League consists of 14 meetings in Asia, the United States and Europe.

The worldwide TV audience for the IAAF Diamond League is far greater than the earlier Golden League. In 2013, the 14-meeting series attracted an increased worldwide viewership with 270 million viewers across 130 countries. The Doha 2015 looks set to be the greatest ever. On the whole, the Doha entry lists include more than 50 global medalists and 20 individual champions from the Olympic Games or world championships.

Stadium

Official Name: "Hamad Bin Suhaim Stadium"

Capacity

20,000 people together with VIP spaces 10 entries,
Entry Lights in all the corners
Emergency ambulance
10 commentator’s boxes and 1 video scoreboard
10 fixed TV camera stands

Parking

VIP car park for 70 cars
Car park inside the club for 400 cars
Car park outside the club for 200 cars

Outdoor Facilities

One Training Field of 40 x 45 m (+2 m) with lights and grass covered
One Football Training Field of 66 x 106m (+2 m), with lights and grass covered.
One Volleyball field on Ducaturf
One Tennis field on Ducaturf
One Handball field on Ducaturf
One Basketball field on Ducaturf

How to Go?

The stadium is located approximately 2 miles northwest of the port area and 2 minutes (around 1 Kilometer) far from the official hotel “Sheraton" - in the west bay area.

Tickets

Tickets are available in Virgin Megastores in Landmark and Villagio malls.

There are two different types of prices. The entrance fee in all Gates has been fixed at 30 QR while the VIP tickets cost 200 QR.

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