The “Bahamazing” IAAF/BTC World Relays 2015 will be used to showcase Bahamian culture to the world audience according to the event’s committee.
With only three days left before the international sports event transpires here in The Bahamas, event coordinator Fred Ferguson said the IAAF/BTC World Relays opening and closing ceremonies, will be filled with native performances and festivities which will allow the world to see the uniqueness of Bahamian culture.
“It’s going to showcase The Bahamas in its best light,” she said.
“Form the moment the joint military bands which is inclusive of bands from the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), and Her Majesty’s Prison perform the audience’s breaths will be taken away. We know what they are good for.”
As the event will be broadcasted worldwide, Diana Swann, General Manager at the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB), announced BCB’s job as host broadcasters for the event. She deemed it a privilege to play a major role in the promotion of the event to provide live coverage locally and internationally.
“We view this as a vital part of our public service commitment as the country’s national broadcaster,” he said.
“We will provide national coverage to the thousands of Bahamians across this archipelago that will not be a part of the 15,000 attending the two days of competition. As host broadcaster, we will work collaboratively with the international broadcaster in producing the television coverage. We will provide production and technical support where required.”
After eight months of preparation, 44 countries will participate in the IAAF/BTC World Relays this weekend.