21 MAY 2014 Press Release Monaco

Inaugural IAAF World Relays in Bahamas - sold-out stadium and extensive global TV coverage

Jamaica and Great Britain in action in the 4x400m (Getty Images)Jamaica and Great Britain in action in the 4x400m (Getty Images) © Copyright

The first ever IAAF World Relays will play out to a worldwide TV audience and a capacity two-day stadium this coming weekend (Sat 24 / Sun 25 May) in The Bahamas.

The inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays, which takes place in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, has attracted teams from more than 40 nations comprising more than 500 athletes who form the best relay quartets on the planet, including powerhouses like USA, Jamaica, Kenya and Russia. The innovative two-day competition will see men and women compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m in front of sell-out crowds.

A total prize purse of USD $1.4 million is on offer, and the top eight teams in the 4x100m and 4x400m will automatically qualify for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

Fans worldwide can also soak up some of the Caribbean sun and the scintillating sporting magic which awaits Nassau this weekend thanks to extensive broadcasting coverage of this new event.

There will be LIVE TV coverage including Pan-Europe on Eurosport, Pan-Asia on multiple Fox Sports and Star Sports channels, in the USA on Universal Sports, in Brazil on SporTV2, Pan-Middle East on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 5, and Pan Sub-Saharan Africa on Supersport Channels.

There will also be a mixture of live, highlights and delayed coverage being delivered by Official IAAF Broadcaster TBS in Japan and many other broadcasters across the globe.

The IAAF will also for the first time in its history stream one of its events via the following platforms:

In Europe, the stream is available via http://bit.ly/iaaflive

and on the Eurovision Sports Live App:

iOS - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eurovision-sports-live/id833505517?mt=8

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.edgesuite.eurovision.livemanager

Furthermore, the IAAF, in partnership with Dentsu, who are the IAAF’s broadcasting partner for the rest of the world, will provide a stream on the “IAAF Magazine” YouTube channel.

The territories from where the YouTube stream will be accessible are as follows:

Afghanistan, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Ascension Island, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo - Brazzaville, Congo [DRC], Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Outlying Oceania, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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