The year is 2024 and the stage is set in the picturesque Bahamas for yet another exhilarating edition of the World Athletics Relays just 200
days away. This event set to captivate the world as athletes from all corners of the globe will descend on the tiny capital of Nassau, united by their shared love for running and the insatiable thirst for victory. With some 1600 athletes and team officials arriving to compete during the first week of May 2024, this spectacle promises to be a defining moment in the history of Bahamian sports history.

As the competition unfolds, it is anticipated that spectators will be captivated by the sheer magnitude of talent on display as the World Athletics Relays have always been an amalgamation of speed, agility, and skill; and next year will be no exception. The World Athletics Relays in the Bahamas, beyond being an exhibition of athleticism, also highlights the significance of international camaraderie. While athletes compete against each other, showcasing their talents, they also develop a bond with fellow competitors. This relationship transcends borders and language barriers, uniting athletes in the shared pursuit of excellence.

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Dr. Daniel Johnson confirmed that the Committee was already in high gear to ensure the success of this historical event and noted that “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the global sports community to convene in The Bahamas and experience world-class competition, as well as savor world-class Bahamian cuisine and entertainment.” He also extended an invitation to the global community to join us welcome athletes, team officials, and enthusiasts from all over the world to The Bahamas during the week of May 4th and 5th 2024.

Athletes participating in this memorable event will enjoy the unparalleled hospitality of the Breezes and Atlantis hotels, ensuring that their stay is as comfortable as it is unforgettable. It is also important to note that these Relay will serve as the qualifying event for 14 of the 16
countries set to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games to be hosted in Paris next year.

Source: Felicity Darville


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