Thirty-two athletes will be out to defend their Wanda Diamond League titles in 2022, as the world’s track-and-field finest prepare for another sparkling season in the sport’s most prestigious, season-long series.
No competition tests athletes’ consistency and quality quite like the Diamond League, with athletes needing to deliver at the highest level throughout the season as they bid for a place in the Final.
This year will once again see the series land in 14 different cities across the globe, covering 12 different countries and four different continents on the Road to Zurich.
Season launch: 13th May
The season launch returns to its traditional home in Doha, Qatar on 13th May, at an event which will include a men’s and women’s double bill in the 200m.
The series will then hit three more continents in the space of the next three weeks with Birmingham, Eugene and Rabat, in what could be a busy period for the middle and long-distance events in particular.
World Championships Dress Rehearsal: 28th May
All eyes will be on Eugene in particular, where the world’s best athletes have the chance to test out the venue for this summer’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
This year’s Prefontaine Classic is set to host male and female double-headers in the 100m and 1500m/Mile, and it will also see a return to home soil for men’s shot put Diamond League champion Ryan Crouser.
Shenzhen debut: 6th August
After a string of European meetings through June, the series returns after the World Championships with back-to-back meetings in China, including the very first edition of a new meeting in Shenzhen.
Season finale: 7th-8th September
After another return to Europe in the late summer, the athletes who have picked up enough points on the Road to the Final will head to Zurich in the first full week of September for a shot at the Diamond Trophy.
As in 2021, the final will take place across two days, with all 32 Diamond League champions to be crowned in a bumper season finale in Switzerland.