Capital Sports

President Kenyatta gives World U20 preps stamp of approval


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 –  President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is satisfied with the preparations towards the World Athletics Under-20 Championships which will be staged in Nairobi in August, as he toured the newly refurbished secretariat offices at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Thursday.

The Head of State was particularly satisfied with the work that has been done at the venue.

The secretariat has been renovated for posterity with the venue earmarked to host major events.

Kenya has put in their bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships with Moi Stadium as the preferred venue.

The president was received at the secretariat by the Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, the 2020 World Under-20 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Jack Tuwei and the event’s chief executive officer, Mike Rabar.

Rabar said the offices will provide an environment to support the ongoing preparations for the event that has so far attracted 128 countries.

“The President was happy about the progress made and wants all government offices for special projects to use the World Under-20 offices for benchmarking,” said Rabar.

The Kip Keino Classic, an event in the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour, might be moved from Nyayo Stadium to Kasarani if elevated to Diamond League status.

Rabar hinted that a huge dome to be used as a Media Centre for the world Under-20 event will be constructed outside the secretariat.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“The space we had at the secretariat wasn’t enough for a Media Centre considering we need to keep social distance because of Covid-19,” said Rabar. “We want to keep it as close as possible to the finish-line and mixed zone.”



Source link

Related posts

FA Cup win would be ‘small step’ in Lampard’s plan for Chelsea

Kenyan Review

Rivals ponder how to break Bayern Munich’s grip on Bundesliga

Kenyan Review

City Stars sign Gor Mahia forward, goalkeeper from Sadio Mane’s Academy

Kenyan Review
%d bloggers like this: