2017 World Youth Championships secretariat installed

2017 World Youth Championships secretariat installed

2017 World Youth Championships secretariat installed

The secretariat for the 2017 World Youth Athletics championships to be hosted in Nairobi Kenya has been set up.

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the event which has been renamed the IAAF under 18 World Championships is housed at the Moi, International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Athletics Kenya (AK) National Executive Committee (NEC) in charge of youth, Barnaba Kori said the LOC will officially inaugurate the secretariat next week.

“The various directors and staff will be stationed at Kasarani which will also be the venue of the championships and will run the show independently without interference from AK and the government,” he said.

Korir said the LOC is working closely with the government to ensure everything is in place to enable Nairobi hosts the championships according to the required international standards.

Kenya received the bragging hosting rights on November 18 in Monaco after making a successful bid for the biennial age group global showpiece to be staged in 2017.

During the IAAF Governing Council meeting Kenya’s neighbors Uganda were also granted the rights to stage the 2017 World Cross Country Championships in Kampala a decade since Mombasa hosted the now bi-annual event in 2007.

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