Monaco - The IAAF says New York has opted
out of hosting a Diamond League track meet, preferring a street event to
attract young fans.
New York meet director Mark Wetmore says in
an IAAF statement that "changing our focus to a street meet is one way to
make the event attractive to a younger audience."
Instead, the elite series will go to Africa
for the first time.
The IAAF says Rabat in Morocco will have
Diamond League status on May 22 for the annual Meeting International Mohammed
The New York meeting at Icahn Stadium on
Randalls Island was a fixture on the 14-meet circuit since its launch in 2009.
The United States now has just one Diamond League meet, on May 28 in Eugene,