A cardboard audience is seen in the stands as Karsten Warholm of Norway competes in Men’s 300m Hurdles during the Impossible Games 2020 in the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway June 11, 2020. NTB Scanpix/Heiko Junge via REUTERS
OSLO (Reuters) – The Diamond League got back underway with an exhibition event in Oslo on Thursday featuring odd distances and remote competition as athletics bids to restart in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic.
With the season’s first six Diamond League events postponed due to the outbreak and many athletes still unable to travel, the Oslo meet was the first attempt to salvage something from a year that has also seen the Olympic Games in Tokyo cancelled.
The few fans in the stands at the city’s annual athletics fiesta were of the cardboard cut-out variety, while a half-dozen enterprising Norwegians in soccer shirts managed to peek into the stadium using hydraulic platforms parked by the walls.
Dubbed “The Impossible Games”, the program bore…
Source news reuters.com, click here to read the full news.