Memorial Van Damme live stream, TV Telecast – List of Athletics Events: Memorial Van Damme is an athletics event held annually at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. Previously, it was a Golden League IAAF event but now it’s in the Diamond IAAF Events League. It’s held in the memory of Belgian middle distance runner and former footballer Ivo Van Damme after he was killed in a car accident in France in 1976.
A group of journalists started the first edition of this event in 1977 to honour him.
The Van Damme festival is also significant in Belgium athletics. After the death of Ivo Van Damme, Belgian athletics didn’t have any star to compete at the international level. Thus, this event made Van Damme in a national icon and stood as a reminder of the glorious past Belgian athletics had.
Such a deep history has made the event itself a major league event and has been acting as a platform for international athletes to showcase their talent.
The event would start on 8th September and end on 9th September.