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BBC bags Diamond League TV rights until 2024

Getty ImagesAll meets to be made available on either BBC TV, iPlayer, radio and Red ButtonCoverage will start with Müller Grand Prix Gateshead on 23rd MayBBC adds to athletics portfolio which includes the Olympics, World Championships and Commonwealth GamesThe BBC has signed a deal to show every event from World Athletics’ Diamond League series live until 2024. The UK public service broadcaster’s four-year agreement will see all meets made available either on the BBC’s linear channels, its on-demand BBC iPlayer service, BBC Radio and BBC Red Button. Anti-Olympic campaign gains traction as disease expert says postpone Tokyo GamesThe deal begins with coverage from Müller Grand Prix Gateshead on 23rd May, which will be aired on the BBC Two channel. The event is the first of 14 meetings in the 2021 series, which sees leading British athletes compete against other top track and field stars. A two-day meeting in Zurich will round out this year’s Diamond League series in September.  Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, said: “These events showcase the very best talent that athletics has to offer as well as the emergence of the stars of the future.

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