IAAF del­e­ga­tion here to in­spect fa­cil­i­ties for 2017 world show

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Athletics Fed­er­a­tion have sent a del­e­ga­tion of three tech­ni­cal del­e­gates in the coun­try to in­spect fa­cil­i­ties ahead of the 2017 World U-20 Cham­pi­onships.

The del­e­ga­tion is led by Chair of Com­pe­ti­tion Com­mit­tee Jose Luis de Car­los along­side Luis Sal­adie and Sylvia Bar­lag. The team is in the coun­try for a two-day tour of the fa­cil­i­ties that are ex­pected to play host to the youth show at Sa­fari­com Sta­dium (com­pe­ti­tion venue) and Keny­atta Univer­sity (ac­com­mo­da­tion).

Yes­ter­day, they toured the fa­cil­i­ties in the com­pany of the Lo­cal Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee led by chair­man Jack­son Tuwei (pic­tured) and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Mwangi Muthee.

Kenya will host the U18 cham­pi­onships be­tween July 12 and 16, 2017, which will serve as the third largest athletics event in the coun­try af­ter the 2007 World Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Mom­basa and Africa Se­nior Cham­pi­onships in Nairobi in 2010.

The del­e­ga­tion is ex­pected to ad­vise LOC on the tech­ni­cal as­pects in as far as fa­cil­i­ties at Kasarani and Keny­atta Univer­sity are con­cerned.

At Kasarani, a new tar­tan is ex­pected to be laid down on both the main and warm track as well as an out­door venue for throws. At Keny­atta Univer­sity, the IAAF along­side the LOC will es­tab­lishath­letes’ vil­lage. The IAAF have also an­nounced plans to build a high Per­for­mance Train­ing Cen­tre at the univer­sity as part of the games’ legacy.

And with the slow pace of prepa­ra­tions to­wards the event, the del­e­gates are set to ad­vise on the pri­or­i­ties for the event.

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