Mention the Bislett Games to most athletics followers and invariably two events spring to mind: the Dream Mile, of course, and the men’s javelin.
As one of the world’s most famous track races in the world, the Dream Mile at Oslo’s Bislett Stadium will again attract the interest of sports fans from all corners of the globe at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, the latest IAAF Diamond League meeting, on Wednesday (11).
France’s Renaud Lavillenie knows the ExxonMobil Bislett Games well. This year he will return to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on 11 June not only as the world record-holder, but also as the Olympic champion.
Ashton Eaton, widely regarded as the world’s greatest athlete, will make his Norwegian debut at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on 11 June in what will be his first appearance at an IAAF Diamond League meeting in European soil.
Olympic champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her and re-establish herself as the dominant force in 200m running at the Bislett Games on 11 June, the fifth leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League.
When you think of the javelin, you automatically think of Oslo and the ExxonMobil Bislett Games. The IAAF Diamond League meeting in Norway’s capital has a rich tradition in the event and the assembled field for 11 June will only add to that.
The start list of the women's 800m at the EXXON MOBIL Bislett Games is yet another classic event with three winners of the world 800m title set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on 11 June.
The women’s high jump at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on 11 June is shaping up as one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions to be staged at the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
It was 25 years ago that the legendary Carl Lewis, named as the male athlete of the 20th century by the IAAF in 1999, competed in a tightly contested 100m race at the old Bislett Stadium.
Newly-minted world pole vault record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Wednesday 11 June, organisers announced on Tuesday (25).