*117 athletes, including 27 World and Olympic medallists, participating in the event

The fourth and final Diamond League event of the season will be hosted behind closed doors at the Qatar Sports Club on Friday.

As many as 117 athletes will be participating in the event, comprising 12 competitions, with 27 World and Olympic medallists lining up for action. The event, which is usually hosted in the first half of the year, was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It is a pleasure to host you here as we bring you this event under unusual conditions that are affecting sport globally," Khalid al-Marri, Assistant Meeting Director, said at a press conference yesterday.

"We have worked tirelessly to bring you an event of the highest standards to make sure the international athletic family finishes the last leg of Wanda Diamond League in Doha with a great experience. We wish all the athletes competing a best of luck."

He added that the Organizing Committee of the championship, headed by HE President of Qatar Athletics Federation Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman al-Kuwari, has provided all facilities and support to ensure a distinguished event.

In total, six reigning world champions and three reigning Olympic champions will return to Doha for the Wanda Doha Diamond League.

"The people, the organisers here in Doha kind of put the best product we have in this sport together," said men's pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks yesterday.

The event will bring the short four-event Diamond League series to a close this year, and will see a high-quality programme, including men's pole vault, 1500m, and the women's 100m and 3000m, among others.

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