The Herculis Meeting in Monaco has been welcoming the world’s elite athletes since 1987. It is the first stage of the Diamond League.
It was in 1987 that the first Herculis International Athletics Meeting, organised by the Monegasque Athletics Federation (FMA), took place. The name Herculis is closely entwined with Monaco’s history: the Ligurian city of Monoïkos was associated with Hercules, the most famous hero in Greek and Roman mythology. Renowned for his strength, his courage and his many legendary feats, the demigod is considered to be the founder of athletic games and, as such, is the patron of athletes.