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ITN Productions has been appointed by the IAAF as Host Broadcaster for the 2017 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, the Bahamas following an extensive two-month tender process involving six companies.
The ITN Productions live coverage will feature 16-18 cameras and will incorporate digital and social media coverage. ITN Productions will provide an integrated live feed for international television and radio rights holders of the Opening and Closing ceremonies, all races and medal ceremonies as athletes from 40 countries compete across the two days to win the coveted Golden Baton and guaranteed qualification for the 4x100m and 4x400m relays at this August’s IAAF World Championships London 2017.
IAAF CEO Olivier Gers said: “Together we will deliver the excitement and energetic atmosphere of this young, vibrant two-day competition focussed on the fast running and slick baton exchanges of the world’s best relay teams, and the emotions and reactions of their athletes. The IAAF World Relays was created in 2014 as an innovative team event for a predominantly individual sport. Fantastic entertainment presented with music, lights and pyrotechnics, played out to one of the most engaged and enthusiastic crowds in the world and the backdrop of Nassau’s rich Junkanoo rhythms.”