Africans to watch IAAF World Relays on YouTube

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14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 – Day Seven

Athletics fans in sub-Saharan Africa will be able to watch the inaugural IAAF World Relays, holding this weekend in Nassau, The Bahamas Live on the internet and also on SuperSport Channels on DSTV.

The first ever will play out to a worldwide TV audience and a capacity two-day stadium, and for the first time-ever the IAAF, in partnership with Dentsu, who are the IAAF’s broadcasting partner for the rest of the world, will provide a stream on the “IAAF Official” YouTube Channel.

The IAAF World Relays, which takes place in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, has attracted teams from more than 40 nations comprising more than 500 athletes who form the best relay quartets on the planet, including powerhouses like USA, Jamaica, Kenya and Russia.

The extensive broadcasting coverage of the 2014 IAAF World Relays will see fans from the following African territories access the competition Live via the YouTube stream:

Angola, Benin, Botswana,  Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Congo – Brazzaville, Congo [DRC], Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

There will also be Live TV coverage including Pan-Europe on Eurosport, Pan-Asia on multiple Fox Sports and Star Sports channels, in the USA on Universal Sports, in Brazil on SporTV2, and Pan-Middle East on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 5.

In Europe, the will also for the first time in its history make the stream available via Bitly/iaaflive, and on the Eurovision Sports Live App on iOS and on Android.

The innovative two-day competition will see men and women compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m in front of sell-out crowds.

A total prize purse of USD $1.4 million is on offer, and the top eight teams in the 4x100m and 4x400m will automatically qualify for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.