12 Feb

Hampden Prepares For Diamond League

Hampden Park

Glasgow's Hampden Park is preparing to host the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League this year. The venue will replace the Olympic Stadium in London, which is undergoing major refurbishment work. The meeting will take place on 11-12 July and will see some of the world's top athletes competing in Glasgow just two weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games.

Olympic 400m runner, Lee McConnell voiced her support for the event: "It's brilliant that the Diamond League's coming to Glasgow, it's really exciting. This is where the top athletes are going to compete throughout the summer season. They go head-to-head, every country's involved in it. It would be brilliant for Scottish athletes if there are some lanes or places available for them to get in there, experience the home crowd, experience the procedures that are going to be in place - a really good learning curve for them ahead of the Commonwealth Games."

For a full list of fixtures, visit the Diamond League website.