Nairobi Will Host 2020 World Junior Championships

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The track and field governing body (IAAF) announced on Thursday that Kenya's capital, Nairobi, will host the 2020 World Junior U20 Championships.

"The Executive Committee of AK, athletes and entire athletics fraternity are very excited to receive the good news from the IAAF that Kenya has been selected to host the WU20 in 2020. It is indeed a great honor to us all, particularly the great athletes who have significantly contributed to the development of world athletics over the years. All are welcomed back to Kenya, the home of heroes." Athletics Kenya chief, Lt Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei said.

Last year Nairobi successfully hosted the very last edition of World Youth U18 Championships. A record crowd of around 60,000 spectators watched the 2017 World U18 championships at Nairobi’s Moi International Sports Centre. 

"Athletics is a very important part of our life. Everyone loves athletics in Kenya. You saw it during the world under 18 and you will see it again in 2020,"  the Principal Secretary for Sports in Kenya, Ambassador Kirimi Kaberia said.

The next IAAF World Junior Championships in Nairobi have been scheduled for July 7-12, 2020.

Article source: IAAF

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