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UK’s Diamond League events in jeopardy if no rights deal agreed

GATESHEAD, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Asafa Powell of Jamaica ties the world record against Mark Lewis Francis and Dwain Chambers of Great Britain during the Men's 100m Final at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix at the International Stadium June 11, 2006 in Gateshead, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

UK Athletics has warned that it may not be able to stage any Diamond League meetings next year unless it agrees a new domestic media-rights deal.

Chief executive Joanna Coates told the Guardian: “I would like to think we wouldn’t lose the Diamond League in this country but we can’t take the losses we have taken at some of our major events.

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