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Kenya submits bid to host 2025 World Championships

Kenya has submitted her bid to host the 2025 World Championships. Athletics Kenya president Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei said that they have submitted the bid and he is very confident of a positive response.

Kenya has hosted both the World U18 and World U20 championships in the last four years, but faces a string of high-profile rivals — including Tokyo, which staged the Summer Olympics in July.

“We formally confirmed our bid to host the global championships on Friday, Oct. 1, which was the deadline, set by World Athletics,” AK president Tuwei said.

“We organized two very successful world junior championships at the Kasarani stadium in 2017 and in August 2021, where a number of world records and personal bests were realized. We learnt a lot of lessons in staging both events, and realistically it is our time to bring the biggest event.”

Africa has never hosted World Athletics’ premier showpiece, which was first contested in Helsinki in 1983.

Kenyan sports minister Amina Mohammed first announced the country’s bid for the 2025 world championships in Doha in September 2019, after WA said the global event would be held on a rotational basis across continents.

Africa athletics chief, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, said in 2017 that he wished the continent could host the 2025 World Championships, mentioning Kenya as a possible host.

ASABA 2018: Organisers Apologise for Disorganisation

The 2018 Asaba Africa Senior Athletics Championships Local Organising Committee (LOC) has apologized for travel hitch that inconvenienced athletes en route for the continental showpiece.

Oba made the apology during a press conference in Asaba where was accompanied by the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum and IAAF President Lord Sebastian Coe, after Thursday’s morning session.

Chairman of the LOC of Asaba 2018, Chief Solomon Ogba “apologized and accepted the shortcomings” experienced so far in the Championships.

Ogba: “We have made plans for six planes to leave Asaba on the 6th. However, that is dependent on the departure schedules sent to us by the federations, and their deadline for submission is today (Thursday).”

Over 300 hundred athletes and officials were left stranded for days at the Mohammed Murtala Airport in Lagos after they failed to connect flights to Asaba being forced to spend their nights at the airport.

Morocco and Tanzania were amongst the countries that withdrew from the 21st edition of the continental championships due to disorgnisation.