Updated: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 20:11 | By Agence France-Presse

Glasgow to host Diamond League

The British leg of this year's Diamond League will take place in Glasgow, two weeks before the Scottish city hosts the Commonwealth Games, organisers announced on Wednesday.

Glasgow to host Diamond League

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (centre) and his compatriots Nesta Carter (left) and Kemar Bailey-Cole compete during the men's 100m race of the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Weltklasse in Zurich on August 29, 2013 - by Fabrice Coffrini

British Athletics revealed that the event, which usually takes place in London, will instead be staged at Hampden Park between July 11 and 12.

The Commonwealth Games opens with a ceremony at Celtic Park on July 23, with Hampden set to host the athletics events and the August 3 closing ceremony.

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