The Diamond League rules
The Diamond League encompasses 24 Diamond Disciplines, following a championship style model. Athletes earn points at the qualification meetings to qualify for the final of their discipline.
Each of the disciplines is staged six times before the Final. At each of the 14 qualification meetings, Athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. The top 8 (100m, 100/110m Hurdles, 800m and technical events except HJ/PV) or top 12 Athletes (1500m/long distance and HJ/PV) will be awarded a start at the Final. In the 200m, 400m and 400m Hurdles, the top 7 athletes qualify for the final. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins.
The winner at the Final of each Diamond Discipline will become "Diamond League Champion" and be awarded a Diamond Trophy, USD 50'000 prize money and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships (certain conditions apply).
Points at qualification meetings:
Each athlete crowned IAAF Diamond League Champion wins USD 50,000 worth of prize money at the end of the season. With two finals, each staging 16 Diamond Disciplines, the total prize money awarded amounts to USD 1,600,000.
At each of the Qualification Meetings, USD 30,000 of prize money will be awarded per discipline. Each Qualification Meeting will stage either 14 or 13 Diamond Disciplines, meaning the total prize money awarded at a single Qualification Meeting will total either USD 420,000 or USD 390'000.
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plus rewards for 9th-12th place finishers in distance races and ninth-lane runners in sprints.