Nassau to host 2024 world relays

The World Athletics Council has awarded the host city for the 2024 World Relays to Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, according to a statement released on its official website.

The event will be held between April and May 2024 and will be the main Olympic qualifying event for the men and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays and the mixed 4x400m relays. World Athletics president Sebastian Coe was delighted to award the hosting rights to The Bahamas.

 “We have had three wonderful editions of the World Athletics Relays in Nassau, which established this event on the global calendar, so we know we are in safe hands for what will be an important Olympic qualifier for all our relay events.

“We are confident that The Bahamas will offer the best conditions for the athletes and a brilliant atmosphere for both athletes and fans as we mark a key milestone on the road to the Paris Olympic Games.”

The President of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations Drumeco Archer said, “We are incredibly excited for the long-awaited homecoming of the World Athletics Relays 2024 and we are grateful to the World Athletics Council for considering The Bahamas as the host city for this all-important event.

“The BAAA family and stakeholders will be standing at the seashores and airports with the banner of athletics waving high as we welcome the world of athletics and sporting enthusiasts back to our shores.”

Nigeria’s 4x100m women’s relay quartet of world 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rose Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha are expected to lead the relay team if they sustain their fine form till the date of the event.

The quartet won a gold medal for Nigeria and set a new African record of 42.10secs at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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