Stage set for World Youth champs

The 2017 IAAF World Under-18 championships' Local Organising Committee (LOC) is optimistic the biennial event, which will be held in July 12-16 in Nairobi, will be a success.

The 10th edition of the global track and field championships to be held at Kasarani Stadium, will see more than 2,000 athletes and officials from 165 countries converge for the event.

LOC's Director of Media and Broadcast, Chris Mutungi, confirmed that preparations are underway to upgrade various sports facilities, which will be used in the global event.

Addressing a media workshop in Mombasa, Mutungi said the committee will set up training camps for athletes in various parts of the country, including Taita Taveta, as they prepare for the event.

"This being an international event, it requires us as the hosts, we need to ensure there is adequate security for all. This will be a great success for our country and therefore, the government and the committee will ensure everything is done well all through" said Mutungi.

He challenged the media to promote the event.

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Hazard urges Chelsea to drop their search for a new striker

Chelsea are still chasing another striker this month to give Antonio Conte an alternative option up front and the list of target-men on their January.

Veteran referee warns against the use of VAR at World Cup 2018

The fate of the VAR in Russia this June will be debated at a key meeting of the International Football Association Board

League Cup mystery: Who ‘stole’ part of it?

Jose Mourinho’s men have misplaced the base for the League Cup and have been proudly displaying the trophy in the club.

From Soccer to Presidency: George Weah to take oath of office

Weah becomes the 25th president of the west African nation, taking power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Sanchez pictured in Manchester United shirt

Alexis Sanchez has been pictured in a Manchester United shirt

Players picked for Dubai trip

More than 50 players turned up yesterday for the Woodcreek School grading tournament. The event is organised by the Priv

More Stories
Athletics: Bekele joins London Marathon field alongside Kipchoge and Farah

The three greatest distance runners of their generation will race in the London Marathon after Ethiopian legend Kenenisa

Kipruto and Komon battle in Spain: Kenyans to light up European and Asian contests

Big show as top stars lock horns in Mumbai, Seville and Hong Kong tomorrow.

Kenya’s finest athletes crowned

World champions Kipruto, Obiri win Male and Female awards

Muchai makes history, bags prestigious SOYA award

Samuel Muchai stood in the podium at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre to receive his accolade for SOYA.

AK: Top stars snub Club Games set for Australia

Top stars snub Club Games set for Australia

Kenya names a strong six-member team for Commonwealth Games

Kenya is out to revenge and recapture their lost glory at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.

NOCK: Governance key to success, says Tergat

The National Olympic of Kenya president Paul Tergat has underscored the importance of good governance in improving sport

Kamworor and Ndiwa arrest rivals

World cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor and Stacy Ndiwa won the National Police Service Cross Country tournament.

Kangogo and Aprot triumph: Stars eye slots to Commonwealth Games

Ndiwa re-affirms his comeback, focus now shifts to next month’s national trials.

Kamworor and Ndiwa arrest rivals: Winner says next target is to defend his IAAF World Half Marathon title in Valencia

Two-time World Cross Country champion shrugs off opposition to secure top spot in police championships.