12 May, 2020

The Meeting HERCULIS EBS postponed until 14 August 2020 in Monaco

Within the context of the COVID-19 health crisis and with the prospect of a gradual resumption of sports activities in France, the teams involved in the Meeting HERCULIS EBS – originally due to take place on Friday 10 July 2020 – are actively working on the organisation of the competition on Friday 14 August 2020 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco.

Working closely with the local authorities, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics, the organisation team is making every effort to ensure the highest level of health and safety for both the public and athletes, whilst offering athletes a of the very highest level.

HRH Prince Albert II, President of the Monegasque athletics federation, has made the following statement in this regard :

“Dear friends of Herculis,
As you might have foreseen, the current circumstances have prompted us to give up the idea of organising our Meeting Herculis EBS 2020 on 10 July.
However, with athletes being deprived of competition since the start of the season, where possible we are determined to see those athletes come along and join us in Monaco later in the summer.
On 12 May, the Diamond League will make public the modified event schedule for 2020 Meetings and Monaco will rank among these on Friday 14 August, thanks to the support of World Athletics and in complete agreement with my government’s departments.
For us, it is a clear expression of our desire that sport can overcome all obstacles and serve as a way of bringing us all together. That’s why, Herculis EBS will also be an opportunity to gather together all Monaco’s athletes, whose events have had to be cancelled due to the circumstances.
Naturally, we will organise this meeting in line with the current health and safety regulations, which will be applicable during this period.
I very much hope that a great many of you will be able to join us here in person or via a televised broadcast.”

The tickets already sold will be rescheduled for 14 August 2020 or refunded according to a process, which will be detailed on the website www.herculis.com

The 1000m race competition, which is held each year by way of a prelude to the Meeting, is cancelled.