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Paris, Oregon Diamond Leagues cancelled

Paris and Oregon Diamond Leagues have scrapped ahead of the new start of the track and field calendar.

Today, Diamond League announced that the two events had been scrapped with Paris was to be held on September 6 while The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene was scheduled for October 4.

“The state of Oregon currently has a ban on large gatherings — including sporting events — and that restriction will be in place until at least the end of September,” Diamond League organisers said in a statement.

Four of the 15 Diamond League meetings have been cancelled, with Rabat and London also scrapped set to start August 14 in Monaco followed by the Stockholm meeting nine days later.

“Final confirmation cannot be given at this time due to UK Government guidelines and restrictions,” the statement said

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