By Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline
Published: 23:18 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 23:18 BST, 5 September 2020
UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates has issued a stark warning that the cash-strapped organisation could give up its two Diamond League meets amid the threat of losing its lucrative television deal with the BBC.
The British Championships that concluded in Manchester on Saturday were the final event of a broadcast deal worth more than £2million a year.
While renegotiations are ongoing over a renewal and talks have started with alternative platforms, the revenue dip is expected to be sharp. Coates admitted that at least one of Britain’s two Diamond League events – the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium and the meet in Gateshead – could make way, saying: ‘We are looking at our event portfolio, and we have got to look at whether they financially make sense to us. And if they don't, then we potentially might not have two.
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