Ahead of the ‘Impossible Games’ exhibition slated for Thursday, June 11 in Olso, there will be a live stream of the Press Conference heralding the event today June 10, from 17:00 CEST (4pm Nigerian time), and can be followed via the link below.
The 2020 leg of the Oslo Diamond League was initially slated for June 11, but following the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting is now taking a new format tagged ‘Impossible Games’ which will hold at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo. In the innovative event many have tagged the ‘new normal’ for Athletics, less than 50 athletes are expected to compete, and without fans in the stands.
Some of the highlights include Karsten Warholm’s attempt of the 300m Hurdles World Record in a solo time trial while the Ingebrigsten brothers – Henrik, Filip and Jakob – would go against a Kenyan five-man squad that includes Timothy Cheruiyot and Elijah Manangoi in a virtual 2000m race to see which team can clock the best overall 2000m time from its top three runners.
There would also be an exciting clash in the men’s Pole vault where World Record holder Armand Duplantis and former WR holder Renaud Lavillenie go head-to-head, with Duplantis expected to compete in Oslo while Lavillenie vaults from his backyard in France.
The events listed in the programme are the men’s Pole vault, men’s 1000m, women’s 600m, men’s 2000m, women’s 200m Hurdles, men’s Discus throw, men and women’s 300m Hurdles men and women, 100m mixed para, women’s 10000m, women’s 3000m and men’s 25,000m.