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YOKOHAMA will stage the IAAF World Relays on May 11-12 next year.
As reported in the October 4 issue of the Japanese city replaces the Bahamas as hosts of the event, with the Bahamian capital having staged the first three editions in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
“I am delighted that Yokohama has stepped in to host our youngest world athletics series event and I am confident that they will do an outstanding job despite the short preparation period,” said IAAF president Seb Coe.
“Japanese crowds are renowned for their enthusiastic support and I am sure they will give our athletes a tremendous reception next year.
“This will also be a great opportunity for our athletes to experience the culture and conditions of the host nation little more than a year before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“Yokohama has long been regarded as the gateway to Japan, as the first port opened to foreign trade in 1859, and now it will once again welcome the world.”