Photo by Kermit Taylor, Bahamas Athletics
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture announced
that the Honourable Dr. Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture, travelled Tuesday, August 13, 2013, to attend
the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, in support of team Bahamas.
The Director of Sports, Mr. Timothy Munnings accompanied the Minister.
Mrs. Pauline Davis, IAAF Council Member, led an advance
delegation to Moscow on 6th August for the commencement of
the games and they will remain until its closing on 18th
While in Moscow, the Minister and delegation will
meet with senior officials of the IAAF to continue discussions on the
hosting of the 2014 and 2015 World Relays. It is noteworthy that representatives
from the IAAF had the opportunity to visit The Bahamas during the 2013
CARIFTA Games, at which time they gave their stamp of approval on the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Upon the return of the delegation, the Government
will announce the composition of the first ever IAAF Relays Board of
Directors and the Local Organising Committee. Also, at this time it
is intended that the Public Relations on this event will be officially
launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, hotel partners, as
well as other local and international industry partners.