Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the Doha Diamond League press conference (© Errol Anderson)
The 2015 IAAF Diamond League gets underway this week with Doha (15) and Shanghai (17) playing host to the first two meetings in the series.
The dual nature of this season’s launch means that all 32 Diamond Race disciplines will be contested this week between the two Asian legs of the IAAF Diamond League. The series will then continue later this month with the remaining 12 fixtures divided between the USA and various European countries.
Press conferences from both Doha and Shanghai – featuring a selection of the top athletes set to compete this week – will be streamed live on the IAAF Diamond League website the day before each competition.
Doha press conference
14 May 11:30 local time (GMT +3)
IAAF President Lamine Diack, Asian Athletics President Dahlan Al Hamad and Qatar Athletics Federation General Secretary Mohamed Jassem Al Kuwari will be joined by double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah, Olympic 200m champion Allyson Felix, Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson and Asian Games sprint champion Femi Ogunode.
Shanghai press conference
16 May 14:00 local time (GMT +8)
Meeting director Jos Hermens will be joined by world 110m hurdles champion David Oliver, Olympic 110m hurdles champion Aries Merritt, Asian Games 110m hurdles champion Xie Wenjun and double world sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Both press conferences will be streamed on this page of the IAAF Diamond League website. The streams will begin a few minutes before the start time of each conference.
2015 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 15 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 30 May
Rome, ITA – 4 June
Birmingham, GBR – 7 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 13 June
Paris, FRA – 4 July
Lausanne, SUI – 9 July
Monaco, MON – 17 July
London, GBR – 24-25 July
Stockholm, SWE – 30 July
Zurich, SUI – 3 September
Brussels, BEL – 11 September