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How to watch the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

The IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 get under way on Tuesday 10 July as more than 1400 athletes from nearly 150 teams descend on the southern Finnish city.

Here are some of the ways you can follow all the action from the 17th edition of one of the IAAF’s largest events.


As part of the IAAF’s broadcasting partnerships and agreements, media rights for the championships were distributed by EBU and ESPN for Europe and Africa and Dentsu Inc. for the rest of the world. Here’s a list of broadcasters per territory where fans can tune in to watch.


Action from the Tampere Stadium will also be available to watch across all the IAAF’s continental areas via a geo-blocked live stream on the IAAF’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. Here’s a complete list of territories and countries where the stream will be available.


We’re providing several ways to get up to speed and stay up to speed. IAAF Radio will broadcast live during each session. We’ll also have a live blog throughout the six days.

Timetable and results

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Event-by-event previews

Event-by-event reports

Athlete features

Media gallery



IAAF World U20 Championships Facts & Figures statistics handbook

World U20 records

Championship records

World U20 leads – men | women

Past results

Barega Leads Loaded 5000m Field in Lausanne

Having notched up two IAAF Diamond League victories already this year, Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega will aim for a third at Athletissima in Lausanne on 5 July.

The world indoor 3000m silver medallist will contest the 5000m in Lausanne in what will be his final race before heading to Finland to defend his title over the same distance at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.

Barega, still just 18 years of age, won the two-mile event in Eugene last month and then triumphed over 5000m in Stockholm with a world-leading 13:04.05. He followed it with a world-leading clocking of 7:37.53 in the 3000m in Ostrava.

In Lausanne he will be up against a field that includes world champion and last year’s Lausanne winner Muktar Edris, Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo, and Birhanu Balew, the Bahraini who won in Shanghai and finished a close second to Barega in Stockholm.

Ethiopia’s Abadi Hadis, Eritrea’s Aron Kifle and Switzerland’s Julien Wanders are also in the field.