The IAAF World U18 Championships (formerly named the IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics up to November 2015) is a global athletics event comprising track and field events for competitors who are 17 or younger (youth). The event is organized by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is held biennially. It was first held in 1999. 1
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has commended progress made by Kenya in its preparations to host of the World Under-18 Athletics Championships in July 12-16 2017. The IAAF director of operations Carlo De Angeli said he acknowledged the challenges Kenya has faced but said he was satisfied with the structures the Local Organising Committee has put in place in order to deliver a successful event.
The move by the local organisers to have Kenyatta University that has a three-star hotel as the championships’ village for the athletes also won accolades from the IAAF official.“Accommodation always top our priorities and this will be the first time we shall have a single venue, which makes easy to operate and secure,” said Angeli adding that accommodation for athletes, IAAF family, the media and technical partners has been handled well hence a good story that he will share at a review meeting in Monaco.
Among the hotels that have been earmarked to host the IAAF family, the media and technical officials are Safari Park, Windsor, Kenyatta University, Lamada and Monetary Studies.Angeli noted that security was a global issue but was confident that Kenya will handle it well, having gotten an assurance from the government.2
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