The 2024 World Athletics Relays have been awarded to Nassau in The Bahamas. This event will be held in April/May 2024 (dates to be confirmed) and will be the main Olympic qualifying event for the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays and the mixed 4x400m relay.
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World Athletics president Sebastian Coe welcomed the decision, saying: “We have had three wonderful editions of the World Athletics Relays in Nassau, which established this event on the global calendar, so we know we are in safe hands for what will be an important Olympic qualifier for all our relay events. We are confident that The Bahamas will offer the best conditions for the athletes and a brilliant atmosphere for both athletes and fans as we mark a key milestone on the road to the Paris Olympic Games.”
The President of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) Drumeco Archer responded: “We are incredibly excited for the long-awaited homecoming of the World Athletics Relays 2024 and we are grateful to the World Athletics Council for considering The Bahamas as the host city for this all-important event. The BAAA family and stakeholders will be standing at the seashores and airports with the banner of athletics waving high as we welcome the world of athletics and sporting enthusiasts back to our shores.
“With a mutual sense of excitement, the Government of The Bahamas is proud to welcome you back to our country, which is widely known as a sporting paradise. Both the Government of The Bahamas and the BAAA intend to make the fourth hosting of this event the most ‘Bahamazing’ experience of them all!”