The IAAF World Relays have excelled beyond our expectations
“The IAAF’s faith in the innovative IAAF World Relays, a new event with a new presentation concept, and The Bahamas’ ability to deliver a top global sports entertainment product have been richly rewarded this weekend,” said IAAF President Lamine Diack.
"In the 'sun, sea and sand paradise' that The Bahamas markets itself, we have experienced a true sporting paradise which has excelled beyond our expectations. The people have embraced the IAAF World Relays and the noise of their support will be left ringing in our memories for many years to c...
The results of the women’s 4x1500m and men’s 4x200m both bear the capital letters ‘WR’ beside the name of the winners but beyond that the two new records * put up in Saturday night's action at the inaugural IAAF World Relays have little in common.
The first mark, the women's 4x1500m, was widely regarded as the most likely to fall, a near certainty if not an absolute one.
Kenyan teams had lowered the mark twice in trials races at altitude in Nairobi last month, but the times now seem hardly worth ratifying; the last one was a 17:05.72 on 20 April.
To beat that mark would require an average tim...
24th May 2014, Nassau, Bahamas – In front of a packed Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and The Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) bands dazzled hundreds of millions of viewers around the world.
The stadium was a picture of color and vibrancy, as The Bahamas celebrated the start of the first ever International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas with a bubbly Opening Ceremony today.
The bands got things underway leading a flag procession.
Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie declared the event open amid thun...
23rd May 2014, Nassau, Bahamas – The excitement is starting to mount with less than 24 hours to go until the first gun goes off at the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2014.
Construction crews are still making final touches to the National Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, athletes are preparing to compete in front of a sold- out crowd and anticipation for the largest sporting event ever to be held in The Bahamas continues to climb.
All eyes are now on Nassau and on the eve of the event IAAF President Lamine Diack, during a press conference t...
22nd May 2014, Nassau, Bahamas – The eagerly-awaited International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays are set to open in Nassau in the next few hours and Team Bahamas is making preparation to represent the Bahamas to the best of its ability despite the absence of top notch sprinter Shaunae Miller and a few other veterans.
On Wednesday, members of Team Bahamas attended a press briefing to be officially introduced.
“We put together the best possible persons that are available. I would not say we have a weakness, we may not be as strong in some areas due to injuries to some of our...
21st May 2014, Nassau, Bahamas – With less than 48 hours to go until the start of the inagaural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays in Nassau, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson has declared the Bahamas fully ready to host the upcoming event.
“I want people to understand that fans worldwide will soak up the beauty of what we have in The Bahamas and understand why we say its better in The Bahamas,” The Minister said. “Initially the three S's we used to use was, sun, sand and sea, but we've added another “S” now which is sports.”
The Minister w...
BAHAMIANS are encouraged to wear their national colors with pride this weekend, as the celebrations to the upcoming inaugural IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 gear up.Friday, May 23rd have been deemed a national t-shirt day in the run-up to May 24th & May 25th. T-shirts are on sale at the Thomas. A Robinson National Stadium. For the two days of competition, The color code for Bahamians are Aqua on Saturday and Gold on Sunday.
Photo By Bianca Sawyer
IAAF President Lamine Diack arrives in The Bahamas for the inagaural IAAF World Relays. The historic event will take place at the newly renovated Thomas A. Robinson Stadium this weekend and will play out to a worldwide TV audience and some 30,000 spectators.
From Left are LOC Managing Director, Keith Parker; IAAF President Lamine Diack; IAAF Council Representative and Bahamian Golden Girl, Pauline Davis Thompson and LOC Deputy Chairman and BAAA President Mike Sands.
Photo Taken by Kristaan Ingraham/BIS Photographer