The IAAF Diamond League is a series of different track races and events. The competition is conducted yearly. This competition was introduced to succeed from the IAAF Golden league which had been held from 1998. The IAAF Diamond league took over in 2010, and the event has been happening yearly since then.
Runners are awarded points according to their performance in the events. Only the first eight athletes are awarded points, that is, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 from the first to the eighth in that order. The points help determine the athletes who qualify for finals. The athletes who win the finals are crowned champions and are given prizes.
The 2019 IAAF Diamond League season kicked off on 3rd May. It is scheduled to end on 6th September 2019. The IAAF Diamond League is set to experience some favourable changes in its next series which will take place in 2020.
The IAAF President announced that only one meeting will occur each week through 13 weeks, which will be in the summer. There will also be a reduction of events from 32 to 24. Some of the events will also be performed outside the stadiums.