Nassau News, from EME News

The World Relays Men's 4x400m, May 2014, photo by

The World Relays are less than 48 hours away. As the rain comes down in Nassau, the athletes are arriving, as well as the media. One of the best new ideas in our sport, besides hosting a World Outdoor Champs in the U.S., is the World Relays. 

Watch for our coverage this weekend! 


NASSAU (BAH): The opening ceremony for the 2015 World Relays will be a "short and sweet" 35 minutes in duration. The parade will include the military band, The Bahamas Music Academy, providing the supporting orchestra; and Bahamian singer Alia Coley. The ceremony will end with a Junkanoo parade. The IAAF YouTube channel will provide live streaming of the ceremony.

NASSAU (BAH): Organisers of the 2015 World Relays have a put together a plan to prevent ambush marketing at the event. "Unauthorised vendors will be prohibited from conducting any commercial activity around the venue within the specified perimeter that would have been established by the police protocols and security," said LOC legal advisor Drumeco Archer. "The event organisers reserve the rights to confiscate unauthorised paraphernalia and or commence legal action for any such infringements of its commercial rights."

NASSAU (BAH): IAAF President Lamine Diack arrived in Nassau on Wednesday afternoon ahead of this weekend's IAAF/ BTC World Relays.

NASSAU (BAH): Nine Jamaican athletes have withdrawn from the World Relays, including world 100m leader Elaine Thompson (4x100m), report Track Alerts. Janieve Russell (4x400m), Kemarley Brown (4x100m), Julian Forte (4x100m), Andrew Fisher (4x100m), Shericka Jackson (4x400m), Christania Williams (4x100m), Andre Thomas (4x800m) and Jeromia Riley (4x800m) are the other withdrawals.

NASSAU (BAH): Germany will compete in men sprints without Lucas Jakubczyk who injured on Tuesday in Florida his leg. That means the German 4x100 m lost in last days all the Euroindoor 60 m finalists from Praha. The olympic qualification (top 8) will so be more than tough.

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