New York out, Rabat in for Diamond League

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The Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat has joined IAAF Diamond League, the Moroccan Royal Athletics Federation (FRMA) announced on Thursday.

The agreement includes Rabat as a new host city for the prestigious global series of one-day athletics meetings.

FRMA president Abdeslam Ahizoune and IAAF President and Chairman of Diamond League AG Sebastian Coe signed the agreement.

With the addition of Rabat, the series of 14 meetings which annual takes place from May to September now includes the African continent.

The next Rabat Meeting, the 9th edition since its launch and the first as part of IAAF series, will take place on May 22, the statement added.

In 2016, Rabat Meeting brought together 180 athletes from dozen countries around the globe, including numerous World and Olympic medal holders.

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