Athletes Enjoy The Bahamas
World Fastest Plans Bahamas Vacation
Even the fastest man in the world can’t resist the beauty and charms of The Bahamas. World record holder Usain Bolt said recently that he was excited to be in The Bahamas for the BTC IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015. Noting that he was there to relax and then compete, Bolt says he loves the energy of The Bahamas. “It is the energy. The best thing about coming to different places is to come to hear the energy from the crowd. The people are really wonderful and they always show me a lot of love and that’s my favorite part of it,” Bolt said. When asked if he would be coming back for vacation Bolt said, “For sure, without a doubt.” And he’s not the only track superstar dreaming of a Bahamas vacation. Frank Fredricks of Namibia, who won silver medals in numerous international championships including the Olympics, said he was looking to do some shopping while he was in The Bahamas. “I have many Bahamian friends and I take every opportunity I can to come and visit,” he said. “I was here last year with my wife but I didn’t get much opportunity to do a lot except relax on the beach. But this weekend I want to explore and go to the neighbourhoods to see what the local people eat and see what I can buy from there.” Fredericks said last year The Bahamas did a great job of hosting the IAAF World Relays. “I think this is going to be an incredible time and I am looking forward to the atmosphere,” he added. American Olympian and former world record holder Michael Johnson said he decided to use his free time in The Bahamas to relax. “I’ve been here for a few days and it was a great opportunity for me to do absolutely nothing and it’s a great place to do that,” he said. Bahamian Olympian and Team Bahamas’ Team Captain Chris Brown said he wanted his colleagues to enjoy The Bahamas. “I want my colleagues to go back and tell all their friends and family that they enjoyed the food, weather and they met some of the friendliest people in the world and to be able to enjoy and relax during their down time,” he said. The Bahamas hosted 800 athletes, their families, friends and over 100 journalists this past weekend at the BTC IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015. Officials have already confirmed that the event will be held again in The Bahamas in 2017.