October 20th 2017

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Nairobi scales up preparations for World U-18 event

The Nairobi event, the 10th edition, will be the last as global evenbt because the IAAF Council meeting in London in April, downgraded the event to a continental championships. This means from next year, confederations,(continental bodies affiliated to IAAF) will host the event as continental compet

By David JagongoTuesday, 30 May 2017 16:54 EAT

The Nairobi County Government has waived advertising fee for  corporates partrnering with the 10th IAAF World U-18 Championships Local Organizing Committee as its contribution in kind to the success of the event.

Governor Evans Kidero said the County Government will also waive parking fee for those attending the championships slated for July 12-16, 2017 at the Safaricom Stadium, Nairobi. Dr Kidero was speaking at the media breakfast  which doubled as the official launch of Nairobi as the host city.

He said the county administration is moving with speed to ensure the event which is expected to bring together athletes from 160 countries and 2000 competitors will be a successful.

The Nairobi event, the 10th edition, will be the last as global evenbt because the IAAF Council meeting in London in April, downgraded the event to a continental championships. This means from next year, confederations,(continental bodies affiliated to IAAF) will host the event as continental competitions.

Local Organizing Committee chairman Mwangi Muthee said IAAF CEO Olivier Gas and Competitions Director will inspect the Nairobi facilities mid-June and take a general look at Kenya's preparations.

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