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Rome-Italy Samsung Diamond League is scheduled to be contested on the 31st of May 2012 after Qatar and China competitions of the same month.
Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell have both confirmed they will run on the fore mentioned date in Rome. Sensational! Last year’s spectators were mounting 47.732. Not only numbers but both have had a nice sprint and in the end Bolt overcame his co-national by only 0.02 sec. 9.91 to 9.93. The presence of such competitive sports women and men make events like this enjoyable.
Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell are just a drop in the ocean, there are also other professional first class athletes, ideal to watch. And the Samsung Diamond League is a superb occasion.
The Samsung Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League. It is organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually since 1998.
While the Golden League was formed to increase the profile of the leading European athletics competitions, the Diamond League’s aim is to “enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time.” In addition to the original Golden League members and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in the United States, China and Qatar.
The winner of each of the 32 Diamond Races will receive a 40’000 USD cash prize and a spectacular Diamond Trophy created by Beyer, one of the oldest and most respected jewelers in the world, which was established in Zurich in the 18th century.
Doha, QAT – 11 May
Shanghai, CHN – 19 May
Rome, ITA – 31 May
Eugene, USA – 2 June
Oslo, NOR – 7 June
New York, USA – 9 June
Paris, FRA – 6 July
London, GBR – 13 / 14 July
Monaco, MON – 20 July
Stockholm, SWE – 17 August
Lausanne, SUI – 23 August
Birmingham, GBR – 26 August
Zurich, SUI – 30 August
Brussels, BEL – 7 September
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