Kenya confirms bid for 2025 World Championships

World Athletics President, Sebastian Coe (second left) holds a relays button with Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei ( second right) as World Under-20 Championships ambassadors Milka Chemos (Right) and 800m world record holder David Rudisha (left) look on in Nairobi on August 19, 2021. 

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What you need to know:

  • Nairobi has hosted both the world Under-18 and Under-20 world championships in the last four years, but faces a string of high-profile rivals including Tokyo, which staged the ¬†Olympic Games in July
  • Africa has never hosted the World Athletics (WA) premier showpiece, which was first contested in Helsinki, Finland in 1983
  • Kenyan sports minister Amina Mohammed first announced the country's bid for the 2025 world championships in Doha in September 2019

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