May 14, 2015
As far as we’re concerned, Friday is opening day for the 2015 track and field calendar, as the Diamond League kicks off in Doha, Qatar. For all of our Doha coverage, click here.
Sure, there have been meets before today, but they are like pre-season affairs compared to the glamor and glitz of the Diamond League.
Track and field fans around the globe need to celebrate the Diamond League and the IAAF and USATF and track fans throughout the globe need to do a better job of promoting opening day.
Do your part and send out a tweet with the #OpeningDay hashtag.
More importantly catch the Diamond League on TV which airs live from noon-2pm eastern on BeIN Sports in the United States. BeIn Sports is the new Diamond League partner in the USA and we’re excited as not only does BeIn do big time sports like the Spanish La Liga soccer, but it also has a nightly highlight show called “The Extra” and they’ve already featured Sanya Richards Ross on it. Track needs to be promoted and talked about like other sports.
If you don’t get BeInSports via cable or satellite, you can watch it and other sports channels like Universal Sports for $10 a month via the SlingTV app which we love (and full disclosure get a commission on, if you sign up for) and lets you stream TV directly on your computer, phone, tablet, or Roku device. BeInSports is in HD and has a full DVR. If you’d like to cut the cord completely you can get BeInSports, ESPN, CNN and a ton of other “cable” channels like TNT, TBS, AMC, Adult Swim, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Cartoon Network for $25 a month, click here for that. Both options have a free trial.
To celebrate Friday’s opening day of the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, LetsRun.com had a live radio/podcast Thursday night where we previewed Thursday’s Hoka One One Meet, Friday’s Diamond League Meet in Doha and Sundays’ Diamond League meet in Shanghai.
You can listen in the player below, or download it here or listen on itunes here.
(For all of our Doha coverage click here)