Since the beginning of the outbreak of coronavirus, the world of sport is at a standstill. The major competitions have almost all been cancelled, and fans no longer have much to put in the tooth. In the Face of uncertainty of recovery, sports are trying to offer new formats to attract viewers virtual. This is the case of athletics, of which the champions would have had to shine in the Tokyo Olympic Games or the world championships indoor in China. The European championships, which were held in Paris, are also passed to the hatch.
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the organizers of The meeting Diamond League Oslo have developed a new concept to compete against the best athletes on the planet. On the 11th of June, in the stadium Bislett Oslo, the cream of the athletics scandinavian will be present. In the Face of them, the best athletes in the world competing for... home, details of RMC Sport.
A duel between Norway and Kenya is to provide over 2 000 metres. The Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot, the world champion title in the 1500 meters, takes off on a runway of Nairobi. At the same time, Jakob and Henrik Ingebrigtsen will start from Oslo, all broadcast live. The French Renaud Lavillenie, the former world record holder in the pole vault, will compete against the current holder Armand Duplantis. These last two had already faced each in their garden, with the American Sam Kendricks a few weeks ago, in a competition broadcast on the social networks.
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But the most ambitious remains the organizers of the meeting in Zurich. The latter has the project to organize face-to-face prestigious between three of the best athletes in each discipline. Each athlete will participate to the event in his stage and cameramen will film the sequence. Once again, Renaud Lavillenie says he is leaving to confront his friend and opponent Arnaud Duplantis. Sam Kendricks is expected to again complete the trio. A triple jump event is scheduled, but the candidates surveyed were reluctant. This concept is still at the stage of the idea, but the organizers of the meeting of Zurich have every intention of rekindling the flame of athletics.
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