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BBC secures Diamond League rights until 2024

BBC secures Diamond League rights until 2024
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The BBC announces a new deal to broadcast the Diamond League in full until 2024.

The BBC has announced a deal for the rights to athletics' premier competition the Diamond League through until 2024.

The competition comprises 14 annual meets in cities around the world and this year will begin in Gateshead on May 23.

The BBC's deal means that all 14 meets will be broadcast live, either on TV or the BBC Red Button, as well as iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

"These events showcase the very best talent that athletics has to offer as well as the emergence of the stars of the future," said BBC Sport director Barbara Slater.

"In what is set to be a thrilling year for the sport, we're delighted to bring viewers a wealth of live athletics coverage from the Diamond League."

The BBC also has the rights to show the Olympics, the World Athletics Championships and the European Championships.

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