• Lord Coe 'killing athletics' with new Diamond League format - Yohan Blake
December 06, 2019
World Athletics president Lord Coe is "killing" the sport by taking away disciplines from the Diamond League, says Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.
The 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, discus and triple jump will not feature at all meetings from next year.
There will now be 12 disciplines at each of the 15 meetings because athletics' governing body wishes to cut events for a "90-minute broadcast".
"I believe all the events are very important," said Blake.
"This is people's careers. This is where they make their money."
British two-time Olympic gold medallist Coe, who is also Diamond League chairman, has said the "objective is to create a faster-paced, more exciting global league that will be the showcase for our sport".
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