By Mike Rowbottom

Yohan Blake hands over to Jamaican colleague Usain Bolt in the 2011 IAAF World Championships 4x100m final ©Getty ImagesAthletics followers wishing to catch the action of the first ever International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays, which take place this weekend in the Bahamas' capital of Nassau, have a world of options to view the events.

There will be lice 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, pan-Middle East on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 5, and pan Sub-Saharan Africa on Supersport Channels.

There will also be a mixture of live, highlights and delayed coverage being delivered by Official IAAF Broadcaster TBS in Japan and many other broadcasters across the globe.

The inaugural IAAF World Relays, for which Nassau's Thomas A. Robinson Stadium has sold out over two days, has attracted more than 500 athletes from more than 40 nations, including the United States, Jamaica, Kenya and Russia.

The two-day competition on May 24 and 25 will see men and women compete in the 4x100 metres, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1,500m for total prize money of $1.4 million (£830,000/€1 million), with the top eight teams in the 4x100m and 4x400m automatically qualifying for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

Kenya will be targeting the 4x1,500m set by its winning team at the 2009 Brussels meeting, pictured here ©AFP/Getty ImagesKenya will be targeting the 4x1,500m set by its winning team at the 2009 Brussels meeting, pictured here ©AFP/Getty Images

The IAAF will also for the first time in its history stream one of its events via the following platforms:

In Europe, the stream is available here, and on the Eurovision Sports Live App for iOS and Android.

Furthermore, 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 Magazine" YouTube channel.

Jamaica's former world 100m champion Yohan Blake is in their 4x100 squad.

Also named in the Jamaican squad is double Olympic 100m Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, despite her having to scratch from competition at last weekend's IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai as a precaution because of flare-up of a leg injury.

Kenya's double world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop will be leading a challenge on the 4x1,500m world record.

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