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IAAF First Lady Kenyatta assures world Kenya will successfully host World Youth Championships

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The First Lady also launched the official website for the iconic event website which will serve as the nerve centre of the championships.

The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta (centre) during the launched of the World youth Championships at Kasarani, Nairobi. play The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta (centre) during the launched of the World youth Championships at Kasarani, Nairobi. (PSCU)

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta  has assured the global community that Kenya will successfully host the IAAF World Under-18 Youth Championships slated for July 12- 16 in Nairobi.

The First Lady said she would do whatever it takes to ensure the success of the championships adding that the event is a historic moment, not only for Kenya, but the entire  East African region.

She said by staging a successful event, Kenya will be demonstrating to the world how capable the country is in delivering a world-class event and experience.

“As we do that, there is no doubt that we will receive many more hosting opportunities,” she added.

play The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said she would do whatever it takes to ensure the success of the championships. (PSCU)

 

The First Lady said the championships will also provide an opportunity to recognise and appreciate the diverse sporting abilities of youth from across the world, Kenya included.

Championship website launched

The First Lady who is the patron of the Biennial IAAF world U18 championships, on Tuesday also launched the official website (http://wu18nairobi2017.com) for the iconic event website which will serve as the nerve centre of the championships, providing information to all stakeholders.

“The website will serve the thousands of visitors who are planning to visit our country for the championships-many of them for the first time,” she said during the colorful launch ceremony of the website at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

play First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, IAAF and Local Organising Committee officials during the launch of the Championship's website in Kasarani, Nairobi. (PSCU)

Besides being the primary point of contact for the participants and attendees, the website will also serve as their connection to Kenya.

A total of 2000 athletes of various disciplines are expected in Nairobi in July where they will be representing over 150 countries from all over the world.

Besides the sporting fraternity drawn globally, thousands of other visitors are also expected in the country to have a first-hand experience of Kenya, a country recognized internationally as a powerhouse of long distance runners.

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