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Oslo Bislett Games

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The Bislett Games take place annually at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway. The 2018 edition is the fifth stop on the 2018 IAAF Diamond League tour taking place on June 7th. The first international athletics meeting at Bislett was held in 1924 and offers a unique experience for fans as the grandstands are very close to the track surface. Courtney will make her 2018 debut in the steeplechase.

What is the Diamond League?

The IAAF Diamond League encompasses 32 Diamond disciplines, following a championship style model. Athletes earn points at qualification meets to qualify for the final of their event.

Each of the disciplines is staged six or four times before the Final. At each of the 12 qualification meetings, Athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. The top 8 or 12 Athletes (depending on the discipline) will be awarded a start at the Final. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins.

The winner at the Final of each Diamond Discipline will become "IAAF Diamond League Champion".

Earlier Event: April 20
Bryan Clay Invitational
Later Event: June 21
USATF Outdoor Championships