Kenya on Tuesday confirmed its bid to host the 2025 athletics world championships, which if accepted, would convey the occasion to Africa for the primary time.
Nairobi has hosted each the world under-18 and under-20 world championships within the final 4 years however faces a string of high-profile rivals together with Tokyo, which staged the Olympic Games in July.
“We formally confirmed our bid to host the global championships on Friday, October 1 which was the deadline set by World Athletics,” Athletics Kenya chief Jackson Tuwei informed AFP.
“We organised 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 realised,” he stated.
“We learnt a lot of lessons in staging both events, and realistically it is our time to bring the biggest event.”
Africa has by no means hosted the World Athletics (WA) premier showpiece, which was first contested in Helsinki, Finland in 1983.
Kenyan sports activities minister Amina Mohammed first introduced the nation’s bid for the 2025 world championships in Doha in September 2019, after WA stated the worldwide occasion can be held on a rotational foundation throughout continents.