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General News 21 July 2008 – Monte

Relay teams qualified and participating in Beijing

21 July 2008MonteCarloThe qualification period for the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008 ended last Wednesday, 16 July, since when each Member Federation of the IAAF who had teams in the top-16 places have been asked to confirm whether they would be taking up their positions in Beijing.

With the deadline for confirmation having expired, the IAAF is pleased to confirm the following teams will compete:

Men 4x100m
Brazil 
Canada
China
France
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Germany
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Netherlands
Nigeria
Poland
South Africa
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America

Men 4x400m
Australia
Bahamas
Belgium
Cuba
Dominican Republic
France
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Germany
Greece
Jamaica
Japan
Poland
Russia
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America

Women 4x100m
Belgium
Belarus
Brazil
China
Finland
France
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Germany
Italy
Jamaica
Poland
Russia
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Ukraine
United States of America

Women 4x400m
Belarus
Brazil
China
Cuba
France
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Germany
India
Jamaica
Japan
Mexico
Nigeria
Poland
Russia
Ukraine
United States of America


Further Information:

The aggregate of the two fastest times which determined the qualification of each of the national teams (achieved at IAAF recognised international events in the qualification period of 1 January 2007 to 16 July 2008) can be found in the following pdf file -

http://www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/Statistics/Standards/BeijingRelayTeams16July2008_4099.pdf

Full qualification information for all events at the Beijing Olympics can be found on the following page -

http://www.iaaf.org/OLY08/standards/index.html

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