Beijing, 18 March 2020 - The Diamond League has postponed its first three athletics meetings of the 2020 season due to be held in April and May in Qatar and China because of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, it said on Tuesday (March 17).
The announcement came after Qatar banned inbound passenger flights and prevented the entry of foreign nationals on Sunday, making the Diamond League the latest high-profile competition to postpone events as the outbreak shuts down world sport.
"Due to the growing number of countries affected by the Covid-19 virus, the first three meetings of the 2020 Diamond League season, scheduled for April 17 in Qatar, May 9 and 16 in China, cannot be held as planned," it said in a statement https://www.diamondleague.com/news/single-news/news/detail/News/wanda-diamond-league-suspends-early-season-events.
"The current plan is to stage the Shanghai event on August 13. New dates for Doha and the second meeting in China remain to be announced," the Diamond League said.