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Pre-qualification for hosting 2024 World Athletics Relays launches

World Athletics has launched the pre-qualification for hosting the World Athletics Relays 2024.

The World Athletics Relays 2024 will serve as the main qualification process for the Paris Olympic Games 2024. The event is held over two days and now becomes make or break for national teams as they compete in five Olympic relay disciplines including women’s 4x100m and 4x400m, men’s 4x100m and 4x400m, as well as the mixed team 4x400m.

This event showcases the thrills and sometimes spills unique to relays. It evokes drama, suspense and celebration. The knock-out format adds to this excitement, calling for truly inspired team performances as the anticipation and expectations build towards the Paris Olympic Games.

A bid guide offering more information about the World Athletics Relays including the projected budget, as well as the economic, social, reputational and environmental impact of the event, is now available by clicking here.

We invite candidate cities to consider hosting this event and to note that the submission deadline for the pre-qualification form is 1 June 2022.

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