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'We can not take the sort of losses we have taken': UK Athletics chief issues warning they could give up two Diamond League meets amid threat of losing lucrative TV deal with BBC UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates has now issued a stark warning The cash-strapped organisation could give up its two Diamond League meets This is amid the threat of losing its lucrative television deal with the BBC The British Championships were the final event of a £2million broadcast deal

By Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline

Published: 23:18 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 23:18 BST, 5 September 2020

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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.

The British Championships were the final event of a broadcast deal worth £2million a year

The British Championships were the final event of a broadcast deal worth

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