A delegation from the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 Local Organising Committee (LOC), which included the nation’s Minister of Sport Dr Daniel Johnson, provided an update on the organization of this inaugural event to the IAAF Council on Thursday (14).
No less than 43 IAAF Member Federations have expressed intent at competing in the event.
The delegation confirmed that transport between the team hotels should be swift and smooth and the main route will incorporate the a duel carriage way between hotels and track, with a police escort.
In addition, access to The Bahamas’ capital Nassau will be smooth as there a new wing to the local international airport has been recently opened.
A junior relay meeting, incorporating The Bahamas’ top teams, was unveiled and will take place before the main competition programme.
A communications plan, including a very aggressive promotion plan for ticket sales, will commence in December.
The LOC also announced that discussions with sponsors were well advanced and announcements, including a title sponsor, were imminent.