Getting Ready for 2020 World U20 Athletics Championships

Sports, Culture and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed says the ongoing renovations at Kenyatta University and Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi, will be completed in May, in preparation for the 2020 World Under 20 Athletics Championships in July.

She today, 24th January, inspected the facilities at Kenyatta University.

Amina said she was impressed with the preparations and confident that the facilities would be ready for the global youth event.

The CS was accompanied by local organising committee chief executive officer Mike Rabar, and Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei.

The event is scheduled to be held between 7th and 12th July, at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

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A total 156 countries plus two teams from the Authorised Neutral Athletes and Athlete Refugees will be represented. Some 1,462 athletes are scheduled to take part. A country without any qualified athlete could enter either one male or one female.

The World Athletics U20 Championships are a biennial event organised by World Athletics. It is a competition meant for athletes in the Under-20 age category of 19 years or younger. 

The competition was launched as the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics in 1986, and renamed IAAF World U20 Championships in November 2015. 

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Zablon Ondari

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