Christian Taylor, Michelle Carter, MutazBarshim, Elaine Thompson, Dafne Schippers and Thomas Rohler at the pre-meet press conference in Doha (© Jiro Mochizuki/Hasse Sjogren)
Welcome to our comprehensive coverage of the Doha 2017 meeting.
This page will be updated regularly throughout the day today and right up until the competition begins tomorrow, incorporating news gathered from our correspondents on the ground here in Doha and from IAAF, local organisers' and athletes' social media channels. In short, a one-stop shop for all things Doha Diamond League.
To get up to speed, first check out our main in-depth meeting preview here. And while you're at it, share it on Facebook and Twitter.
15:33 - Worlds apart, but a shared passion. A short video via Doha Diamond League organisers:
US Olympic bronze medallist in the steeplechase Emma Coburn and aspiring Qatari sprinter Mariam Farid are worlds apart but have a shared passion for athletics. Ahead of the Doha Diamond League and with the 2019 IAAF World Championships on the horizon, the two athletes have come together for a frank and open discussion that explores the challenges and cultural perceptions of Arab female sports participation.
14:52 - Have you picked your team yet? If not, what exactly are you waiting for? Deadline is 1pm UTC, about 65 minutes from now. Go!
13:30 - Nine minutes with Andre de Grasse.
Canadian hurdler Phylicia George sat down for a chat with the triple Olympic medallist on the eve of his highly-anticipated season's 100m debut. Watch it below.
11:43 - The Diamond League caught up with Olympic shot put champion Michelle Carter and pole vault silver medallist Sandi Morris last night for live Facebook video chats, taking questions from fans around the world. Watch below.
10:53 - G'day from Doha, where we're less than seven hours from the start of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League season. A couple notable start list updates:
A minor hamstring tweak has sidelined three-time world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya while Francine Niyonsaba, Burundi's Olympic 800m silver medallist and world indoor champion, experienced travel problems which will keep her from the start line.
23:57 - Good night from Doha. We hope you enjoyed our day-long coverage on the eve of the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2017. Check back Friday morning and afternoon for updates, all the way up until the first gun sounds.
19:50 - And your pace-setters' targets for Friday night:
19:41 - Start lists are now available. Here.
18:49 - Another high-powered duel: Olympic pole vault gold and silver medallists Katerina Stefanidi and Sandi Morris squaring off for the first time this season.
Morris joined the five-metre club at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels last September, a moment she'll never forget.
18:22 - When he cleared 2.43m in the 2014 IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels, Mutaz Barshim became history's second highest jumper. As a two-time Olympic medallist, the 25-year-old is also one of Qatar's biggest sporting stars, whose every appearance summons talk of world record possibilities.
Take a look at his 2.43m clearance here.
17:45 - The race of the night? For some, it'll be the 800m showdown between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and 1500m world record holder Genzebe Dibaba, who'll be making her debut over the distance.
17:02 - Thoughts from some of the fastest men in town --Andre de Grasse, Kim Collins and Asafa Powell-- on the eve of their 100m showdown. All three reported solid preparation coming into to Doha to kick off their IAAF Diamond League campaigns.
First up, Canada's triple Olympic medallist de Grasse, who'll be making his season's debut.
Next up, Powell, a former world record holder in the event.
And finally, 2003 world champion Collins, who is at 41, the event's current grand master.
15:16 - It's lunchtime. (Somewhere.) So why not join US steeplechase record holder and Olympic bronze medallist Emma Coburn for her typical midday meal on the road.
14:26 - More from this afternoon's press conference. Here's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson on her new role as the world's 'Sprint Queen':
"I feel no pressure, but it's good to be considered the fastest woman in the world. I'm looking forward to a fast time tomorrow night."
13:55 - Athletes will be meeting with media throughout the day. This morning, it was 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison and Nia Ali, the Olympic silver medallist.
13:35 - In case you missed, here's a nice summary of today's press conference at the City Center Mall in Doha's West Bay district. It was standing room only.
G'morning from the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, the meeting's official hotel, which is already a flurry of activity.
We're about an hour away from the official pre-meet press conference which will feature Olympic champions Christian Taylor, Michelle Carter, Elaine Thompson and Thomas Röhler, as well as Qatar's Mutaz Barshim and world 200m champion Dafne Schippers. It will be streamed live on the Diamond League Facebook Page here and the Diamond League's YouTube channel here.