A high level of delegation from IAAF has arrived in Nairobi to assess the preparedness of the country to host IAAF World Under-20 the championships.
Kenya was last year awarded hosting rights for the 2020 IAAF World Under-20 Championships after the successful organization of the 2017 IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Kasarani.
According to Athletics Kenya (AK) Public Relations Officer Evans Bosire the 14 member team will hold comprehensive meetings with the Ministry of Sports and the federation on Wednesday and Thursday.
“The team of 14 will have day-long meetings tomorrow (Wednesday) and on Thursday to assess Kenya’s preparedness for the championship to be held in July next year,” Bosire wrote in a press statement sent to media houses.
The delegation will include IAAF’s Head of Event Operations Toni Jorba, Executive Director of Communications Jackie Brock-Doyle, Chief Information Officer An Dang Duy along with Technical Delegates Gemma Castano and Imre Matrahaz Frederick Sanchez, the IAAF Platforms and Distribution Operations Manager, Mark Fulton, who is the Executive Producer for IAAF Productions and Luis Saladie, the IAAF’s Head of Competitions.
During the 2017 U18 Championships, crowds of up to 60,000 packed Nairobi’s Moi International Sports Centre, creating an exciting atmosphere for the young athletes who had gathered from around the globe.