THE London Diamond League Grand Prix, held over two days next week, traditionally boasts the most glittering line-up of the athletics season.
Yet often it is an exhibition occasion, little more than an opportunity for stars to strut their stuff, with performance secondary.
Occasionally, it is last-chance saloon before a championship, an opportunity for Britons to grab a selection lifeline. But not here. Olympic entry lists are closed. There is one very different facet, however. This is the penultimate meeting before the Olympic Games return to London after an absence of 54 years.
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