Athletes compete in 5000m during the South Rift region pre-trials for the World Under 20 championships at Kericho Green Stadium. [The Standard Sports]

The World Under-20 Championships preparations are in top gear and the Local Organising Committee have finalised the process of securing bubble hotels for the global event.

The hotel’s management signed a contract with the LOC where the World Athletics family are the only ones who will be hosted in the designated hotels during the championships period in August.

The event going down on 17-22 August at Kasarani has attracted more than 120-member federation countries with up to 1300 athletes expected to participate.

World Under-20 LOC Chief Executive Officer Mike Rabar said that they will ensure that the athletes are not exposed to an environment where they are likely to be infected during this period of Covid-19.

“After we have been given a clean bill by the World Athletics, we are now in the process of securing hotels for the safety of athletes and all the officials who will be participating in the event.

“The choice of hotel is the best and the team from Monaco went round the hotels and were satisfied and we shall be waiting to host the visitors across the world,” said Rabar.

Some of the hotels which will host all the teams once they arrive in August include Sarova Groups of hotels, Ole Sereni, Eka Hotel, The Boma, Sarova Panafric Hotel, Tamarind Hotel, and Crowne Plaza.


All broadcasters will be accommodated at Kenya School of Monetary Studies while the local technical officials will be hosted at the Stadion hotel.

Utalii Hotel along Thika road will host International Technical Supplies with all the accredited media personnel accommodated at Sports View Hotel.

World Athletics family, commercial affiliates, local organizing committee and sponsors will be hosted at Safari Park Hotel.


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