Yokohama has been awarded the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays, replacing Nassau as hosts.
Jamaica will not step in to stage next year's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays due to a lack of financial backing.
The Bahamas' Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has told the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that the country will withdraw from hosting next year's IAAF World Relays, insidethegames can reveal.
Netball star Latonia Blackman and the men's 4x100 metres relay squad received the top honours at the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Bridgetown.
The familiar Lightning Bolt salute took place on the podium in Nassau after the second day of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Relays - but in the form of a tribute from his Jamaican colleagues after their victory in a 4x200m from which the world record holder had withdrawn late as a precaution.
Usain Bolt suffered the unfamiliar feeling of defeat at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) World Relays in Nassau as a United States 4x100 metres team boosted by an inspired second leg from the controversial figure of Justin Gatlin won the event in 37.38 seconds, beating the Championship record set by Jamaica in last year’s inaugural running.
The athletics world is limbering up for an event which brought a new dimension to the sport last year, and which promises to create another colourful splash of entertainment and excitement over the weekend.
We are talking, clearly, about the World Relays, the format which so amply rewarded the International Association of Athletics Federations for creating it as a main season-opener to their calendar last year.