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Track and field athletes form independent union in response to Diamond League cuts

Triple jump champion Christian Taylor is the president of the new Athletics Association. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images).

A new union called the Athletics Association has emerged to represent the interests of track and field athletes around the world after widespread changes were made to the format of the Diamond League athletics meetings.

The non-profit organisation has been designed to provide athletes worldwide with independent representation and fight for a greater say in the way the the sport of athletics is run.

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