DOHA – Here is how you can watch live streaming coverage of the opening IAAF Diamond League meeting for the season in Doha, Qatar, online on Friday.
The meeting has attracted several world-class athletes who are expected to be among the frontrunners in the quest for gold medals at the Rio Olympic Games later this summer and fans at home, at work or those traveling will have a chance to watch live streaming broadcast.
For those in the United States, live coverage will be on beIN Sports, with online streaming available through beIN Sports Connect.
The acton get underway at 12:00 p.m. ET and will run through to 2:00 p.m. ET. A two hour replay will also be available on beIN Sports Connect from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET).
Among the highlighted super stars listed to compete are Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic 200m champion, 2008 Olympic 400m champion LaShawn Merritt of USA and countryman Christian Taylor, the London 2012 Olympic triple jump champion.
Also on the list are Femi Ogunode of Qatar, Dutch star Dafne Schippers, Ethiopia’s Alma Ayana, Caster Semenya of South Africa, as well as Kenyans Ezekiel Kemboi, Asbel Kiprop and Eunice Sum.
The men’s triple jump, one of the events that has been on the rise in recent seasons, is expected to be one of the highlighted competitions in the field events and American Taylor, the 2015 world champion and the four-time Diamond Race winner, says he’s ready to entertain.
“First and foremost, I’ve got to get some points (in Doha),” he said.
“If that calls for 18 metres, that’s what I’m here to do. I’m here to compete. Qatar is very special to me because it’s the first place I went over 18 metres (in 2015).
“It’s a blessing and curse. Now the bar is set really high.”
A total of 38 Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships gold medallist and another 80 other medallists from those past major championships will be in action on Friday.