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News23 Aug 2016

27 Olympic medallists set to appear in Paris – IAAF Diamond League


Ruth Beitia in the high jump at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London (© AFP / Getty Images)

On 27 August, no fewer than 27 medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be competing at the Stade de France for the Meeting de Paris, the French leg of the IAAF Diamond League.

In addition to the eight Olympic champions announced earlier this week, the organisers have added a ninth in the form of Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia. The Spaniard will take on Bulgaria’s Mirela Demireva, who took the silver medal in Rio.

Other recent additions include world 200m champion Dafne Schippers, who will line up against Elaine Thompson in the 200m, and Olympic decathlon silver medallist Kevin Mayer, who will contest the javelin.

Organisers for the IAAF

2016 IAAF Diamond League calendar
6 May – Doha, QAT
14 May – Shanghai, CHN
22 May – Rabat, MAR
28 May – Eugene, USA
2 Jun – Rome, ITA
5 Jun – Birmingham, GBR
9 Jun – Oslo, NOR
16 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
15 Jul – Monaco, MON
22-23 Jul – London, GBR
25 Aug – Lausanne, SUI
27 Aug – Paris, FRA
1 Sep – Zurich, SUI
9 Sep – Brussels, BEL