In Summary

  • Kenya will bid to host 2020 World Under-20 Championships and one leg of the IAAF Diamond League Series immediately.
  • World Under-18 Championships Local Organising Committee chairman, Jackson Tuwei, on Monday disclosed that his team held talks with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe about hosting the two events, and the response from the world athletics boss was positive.

Kenya will bid to host 2020 World Under-20 Championships and one leg of the IAAF Diamond League Series immediately.

World Under-18 Championships Local Organising Committee chairman, Jackson Tuwei, on Monday disclosed that his team held talks with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe about hosting the two events, and the response from the world athletics boss was positive.

“The success of the World Under-18 Championships has given us confidence to bid for future events and Coe indicated that he will support Kenya’s initiative,” Tuwei said on Monday.

“The IAAF is seriously considering us but we shall have to work hard and plan for the events,” he added.

Tuwei said Kenya will be required to meet several conditions, among them guarantees of government funding.

Tuwei, who was accompanied by LOC Chief Executive Officer Mwangi Muthee, was speaking in Nairobi after a media update on the World Under-18 Championships that ended on Sunday at Mo international Sports Centre, Kasarani.

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