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IAAF announces Diamond League changes to offer “dramatic showdown” Read more at http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/iaaf-announces-diamond-league-changes-to-offer-dramatic-showdown-54321#gu4BRfcwQ1UPXoDU.99

Diamond League series to adopt a ‘championship style’ model and also revert to six attempts for all athletes in horizontal jumps and throws events

The IAAF Diamond League is to adopt a ‘championship style’ model with finalists competing for a prize pool of $3.2 million, it has been announced.

As from next season, athletes will earn points in the first 12 IAAF Diamond League meetings in order to qualify for a final meeting in either Zurich or Brussels where $100,000 will be at stake in each of the 32 ‘Diamond’ disciplines, including $50,000 for each winner through to $2000 for eighth place.

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