The World Athletics Relays will head to Europe for the first time in 2021, with the Polish region of Silesia confirmed today as the host of the fifth edition of the biennial event.
Bermuda's 2014 Team
The newest addition to the World Athletics Series, the World Relays were held in the Bahamian capital of Nassau for the first three editions, while this yearís event was held in the Japanese city of Yokohama.
In Nassau, Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium back in 2014, Aaron Evans, Shaquille Dill, Lamont Marshall, and Trey Simons represented Bermuda.
Poland has a proven track record of hosting major athletics events with Bydgoszcz having hosted the inaugural World U18 Championships in 1999 as well as two editions of the World U20 Championships and World Cross Country Championships. Sopot staged the 2014 World Indoor Championships, while Gdynia is currently preparing to host the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships.
Poland also has a strong recent record in relay events. Their womenís 4x400m team was triumphant in Yokohama earlier this year and at the 2018 European Championships, while their menís 4x400m squad set a world indoor record en route to taking gold at the World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.